MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 20, 1962
Closing Date
Jun 08, 1963
1st Preview
Oct 17, 1962
1st Preview
Oct 17, 1962
Previews
4
Performances
265
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
St. James Theatre
(Oct 20, 1962 - Jun 08, 1963)

Description
The story of a fictional U.S. president and his family; their last days in the White House; and retirement into civilian life.

Setting
The present. The White House, the President's plane, the Middle East, the Henderson home, and a fairground.

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
Produced by Leland Hayward
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; Music by Irving Berlin; Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Musical Director: Jay Blackton; Dance arrangements by Jack Elliott; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Musical Underscoring: Jay Blackton
Directed by Joshua Logan; Choreographed by Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Assistant to Miss Aldredge: Connie Ross; Associate Designer: Richard Casler; Assistant Designer: Paul Trautvetter
General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Warren O'Hara
Production Stage Manager: Howard Whitfield; Stage Manager: Fred Hearn; Assistant Stage Mgr: Beau Tilden and Bob LaCrosse
Assistant Conductor: Woody Kessler; Orchestra Supervisor: Sol Gusikoff; Copyist: Tom Brown
Press Representative: Richard Maney and Martin Shwartz; Dance Captain: Bob Bakanic; Assistant to the Director: Joseph Curtis; Asst. to the Choreographer: Wally Seibert; Production Prop Man: Solly Pernick
Nell Henderson
President Stephen Decatur Henderson
Manager
 
Governor Harmon Bardahl
Princess Kyra
Tippy Taylor
a Secretary
Leslie Henderson
Charley Wayne
of the Secret Service
Pat Gregory
of the Secret Service
Chester Kincaid
Larry Henderson
Youssein Davair
Radio Operator
 
Singer
Dancer
 
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Dancer
 
Japanese Beatnik
Performer in The Trip
Abou
 
Dancer
 
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
 
Elephant
Performer in The Trip
Dancer
 
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
David Caldwell
Singer
 
Lord Krishna
Performer in The Trip
 
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Ali Hassoud
 
Singer
 
Kabuki Lion
Performer in The Trip
 
South Sea Warrior
Performer in The Trip
Mrs. Lotta Pendleton
 
Singer
Betty Chandler
 
Singer
Commentator
 
Dancer
 
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
 
Elephant
Performer in The Trip
Dancer
Deborah Chakronin
 
Dancer
 
East Indian Marching Team Leader
Performer in The Trip
 
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
Singer
Arthur Blanchard
 
Commentator
 
Singer
Russian Soldier
 
Singer
Singer
 
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
 
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Miss Barnes
 
Singer
 
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
 
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Mr. Thomas
 
Deacon
 
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
 
Kabuki Spider
Performer in The Trip
Walter O'Connor
a Secretary
 
Spieler
 
Singer
Dancer
 
Japanese Beatnik
Performer in The Trip
Dancer
 
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
 
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Singer
Workman
 
Dancer
 
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Colonel Wilson
President's Pilot
 
Singer
George Perkins
 
Sergeant Stone
of the State Police
Dancer
 
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Singer
Standby: David Brooks (President Stephen Decatur Henderson) and Charlotte Fairchild (Nell Henderson)
Understudies: Don Atkinson (Larry Henderson), Lynn Bernay (Leslie Henderson), Warren J. Brown (Manager, Governor Harmon Bardahl, Sergeant Stone), Jack Metté (Youssein Davair), Lynn Ross (Princess Kyra), Van Stevens (Charley Wayne, Spieler), Beau Tilden (Chester Kincaid) and Maggie Worth (Tippy Taylor)

St. James Theatre (Oct 20, 1962 - Jun 08, 1963)

Cast

Arthur Blanchard
Snow Queen
Workman
Understudies: Carol Lee Jensen (Leslie Henderson), Jack McMinn (Walter O'Connor), Jack Rains (David Caldwell) and Arline Woods (Betty Chandler)
music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin
Act 1
Sung By
Let's Go Back to the Waltz
Nell Henderson and Ensemble
In Our Hide-Away
Nell Henderson and Steve
The First Lady
Nell Henderson
Meat and Potatoes
Pat Gregory and Charley Wayne
I've Got to Be Around
Pat Gregory
The Secret Service
Leslie Henderson
It Gets Lonely in the White House
Steve
Is He the Only Man in the World?
Nell Henderson and Leslie Henderson
They Love Me
Nell Henderson
Pigtails and Freckles
Pat Gregory and Leslie Henderson
Don't Be Afraid of Romance
Youssein Davair
Laugh It Up
Nell Henderson, Steve, Leslie Henderson and Larry Henderson
Empty Pockets Filled with Love
Pat Gregory and Leslie Henderson
In Our Hide-Away (Reprise)
Nell Henderson and Steve
Act 2
Sung By
Glad to Be Home
Nell Henderson and Ensemble
Laugh It Up (Reprise)
Nell Henderson and Steve
You Need a Hobby
Nell Henderson and Steve
Don't Be Afraid of Romance (Reprise)
Youssein Davair
The Washington Twist
Leslie Henderson and Dancers
Pigtails and Freckles (Reprise)
Pat Gregory
The Only Dance I Know
Princess Kyra
Meat and Potatoes (Reprise)
Pat Gregory
Is He the Only Man in the World? (Reprise)
Leslie Henderson
I'm Gonna Get Him
Nell Henderson and Leslie Henderson
This Is a Great Country
Steve
Finale
Entire Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Actress in a Musical

1963 Nominee
Nanette Fabray
 

Best Conductor and Musical Director

1963 Nominee
Musical Director: Jay Blackton

Best Stage Technician

1963 Winner
Technical Crew: Solly Pernick
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