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Louisiana Purchase   

Imperial Theatre, (5/28/1940 - 6/14/1941)
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Opening Date: May 28, 1940    
Closing Date: Jun 14, 1941 Total Performances: 444

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A Musical Comedy in Two Acts
Setting: Lawyer's Office; Library of Jefferson Davis Club; Madame Bordelaise's Café; Mardi Gras Ball; A Wood; Senator Loganberry's Hotel Apartment; The State Capitol, Baton Rouge.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Imperial Theatre Corporation
Produced by B.G. DeSylva
Music by Irving Berlin; Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Book by Morrie Ryskind; Based on a story by B.G. DeSylva; Musical Director: Robert Emmett Dolan; Additional orchestrations: N. Lang Van Cleve
Staged by Edgar MacGregor; Ballets by George Balanchine; Musical Staging by Carl Randall; Dances by Carl Randall
Scenic Design by Tom Lee; Costume Design by Tom Lee; Assistant to Tom Lee: Anna Hill Johnstone
Company Manager: Charles Harris
Technical Advisor for Production: Albert A. Ostrander; General Stage Director Sam Ledner; Stage Manager: Paul Porter; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ned Coupland
General Press Representative: Nat Dorfman
William Gaxton
Jim Taylor
Victor Moore
Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
Vera Zorina
Marina van Linden
April Ames
Irene Bordoni
Madame Bordelaise
Dorothy Barrett
Dancing Girl
Hubert Bland
Dancing Boy
Ralph Blane
The Martins
Carol Bruce
Georgia Carroll
Louisiana Belle
Don Cortez
A Buccaneer
Ned Coupland
Dancing Boy
Charlie Curran
Dancing Boy
Douglas Dean
Dancing Boy
Clark Eggleston
Dancing Boy
Althea Elder
Dancing Girl
John Eliot
Sam Liebowitz
A Buccaneer
Judith Ford
Louisiana Belle
Mary Ganley
Dancing Girl
Grace Gillern
Dancing Girl
Dwight Godwin
Dancing Boy
Petra Gray
Dancing Girl
Dorothy Hall
Dancing Girl
Mary Hartwig
Dancing Girl
Harold Haskins
Dancing Boy
George Hunter
Dancing Boy
Dorothy Jeffers
Dancing Girl
Nancy Knott
Dancing Girl
Charles La Torre
Henry Lahee
Dancing Boy
Charles Laskey
Premier Danseur
Patricia Lee
Louisiana Belle
James Leland
Dancing Boy
Nick Long, Jr.
Lee Davis
Edith Luce
Louisiana Belle
Betty Luster
Dancing Girl
Harvey Mack
Dancing Boy
Hugh Martin
The Martins
Ray Mayer
Davis D. Davis, Jr.
Jack McClendon
Dancing Boy
Virginia Morris
Dancing Girl
Leona Olsen
Dancing Girl
John Panter
A Buccaneer
James Phillips
A Buccaneer
Robert Pitkin
Col. Davis D. Davis, Sr.
Nicolai Popov
Dancing Boy
Richard Reed
Dancing Boy
Ralph Riggs
Dean Manning
Edward H. Robins
Police Captain Whitfield
Jo Jean Rogers
The Martins
Phyllis Rogers
The Martins
Marion Rosamond
Louisiana Belle
Rosemary Sankey
Dancing Girl
Jean Scott
Dancing Girl
Veva Selwood
Louisiana Belle
Zynaid Spencer
Dancing Girl
Aleen Stewart
Dancing Girl
Anitra Upton
Dancing Girl
Helen Vincent
Dancing Girl
Kenneth Whelan
Dancing Boy
Doris York
Dancing Girl
music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin
ACT 1 Sung By
The Letter Sam Liebowitz
Apologia Secretary, Sam Liebowitz and Ensemble
Sex Marches On Jim Taylor, Col. Davis D. Davis, Sr., Davis D. Davis, Jr., Dean Manning and Police Captain Whitfield
Louisiana Purchase Beatrice, The Martins, the Buccaneers and Ensemble
Tomorrow Is a Lovely Day Madame Bordelaise
Louisiana Purchase (Reprise) Beatrice, Emmy-Lou, Lee Davis, The Martins and Ensemble
Outside of That I Love You Jim Taylor and Marina van Linden
You're Lonely and I'm Lonely Marina van Linden and Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
(Dance with Me) Tonight at the Mardi Gras The Martins
ACT 2 Sung By
Latins Know How Madame Bordelaise and Ensemble
What Chance Have I (with Love) Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
The Lord Done Fixed Up My Soul Beatrice, Abner, the Buccaneers and Ensemble
Fools Fall in Love Jim Taylor and Marina van Linden
Old Man's Darling- Young Man's Slave? Marina van Linden, Spirit of Jim Taylor and Spirit of Senator Loganberry
You Can't Brush Me Off Emmy-Lou, Lee Davis and The Martins