MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
May 11, 1959
Closing Date
Jul 02, 1960
Previews
0
Performances
244
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

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Theatres
Phoenix Theatre
(May 11, 1959 - Closing date unknown)
Alvin Theatre
(Nov 25, 1959 - Feb 22, 1960)
Winter Garden Theatre
(Feb 24, 1960 - Apr 23, 1960)
Cort Theatre
(Apr 25, 1960 - May 07, 1960)
St. James Theatre
(May 09, 1960 - Jul 02, 1960)

Description
A musical in two acts

Setting
In and about the castle, Spring 1428.

Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein
Produced by T. Edward Hambleton, Norris Houghton and William and Jean Eckart; Assistant to the producers: Pete Feller and Katie Feller
Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller; Music by Mary Rodgers; Lyrics by Marshall Barer; Musical Director: Hal Hastings; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay, Arthur Beck and Carroll Huxley; Dance arrangements by Roger Adams
Directed by George Abbott; Musical Staging by Joe Layton; Assistant to the director: Jack Sydow; Assistant to the choreographer: John Smolko
Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by William and Jean Eckart; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Assistant to the Eckarts (Scenery): Peter Harvey; Assistant to the Eckarts (Costumes): Hazel Roy
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Nathan Parnes; Assistant to the Manager: Paul B. Berkowsky
Stage Manager: John Allen and George Quick
Assistant Conductor: Joseph Lewis
Publicity Director: Ben Kornzweig and Karl Bernstein; Press Associate: Robert E. Feinberg; Casting: Judith Abbott; Dance Captain: Gloria Stevens; General Assistant: David Guthrie
Princess Winnifred
Princess of Farfelot
Prince Dauntless
son of King Sextimus and Queen Aggravain
Sir Harry
Knight of the Herald
The King Sextimus
Lady Larken
a Lady in waiting
Jester
Minstrel
a travelling player
Wizard
The Queen Aggravain
Lady Rowena
Lady Dorothy
Sir Christopher
Lady Lucille
Lady Dora
Princess
Prologue
 
Lady Mabelle
Lady Merrill
Prince
Prologue
Sir Luce
Sir Harold
Sir Studley
Lord Howard
Lord Patrick
The Nightingale of Samarkand
a royal pet
Sir Daniel
Princess Number Twelve
Queen
Prologue
 
Lady Beatrice
Sir Steven
Standby: Will Lee (The King Sextimus)
Understudies: Dorothy Aull (Princess Winnifred), Patsi King (Queen), Tom Mixon (Prince Dauntless), Jerry Newby (Jester, Wizard), Mary Stanton (Lady Larken) and Jim Stevenson (Minstrel)

Phoenix Theatre (May 11, 1959 - Closing date unknown)

Musical Director: Art Wagner
Assistant Press Representative: Eugene Secunda

Cast

The King Sextimus
Sir Joseph
Lady Rowena
Lady Dora
Princess
Prologue
 
Lady Mabelle
 
Lady Merrill
Sir Harry
Knight of the Herald
Lord Casper
Sir Anthony
Sir Steven
Understudies: Luce Ennis (The Queen Aggravain), Patti Karr (Princess Winnifred), Casper Roos (Sir Harry), Anthony Rossi (Minstrel) and Jack Sydow (The King Sextimus, Wizard)

Alvin Theatre (Nov 25, 1959 - Feb 22, 1960)

Musical Director: Hal Hastings
Company Manager: Harry Essex
Stage Manager: Jack Sydow; Production Stage Manager: John Allen
Conducted by Don Plumby; Assistant Conductor: Jacques Rabiroff
Press Representative: Robert Ganshaw; Assistant Press Representative: Lawrence Witchel; Dance Captain: David Neuman

Cast

Lady Merrill
Queen
Prologue
 
Lady Beatrice
Sir Luce
Sir Nicholas
Lord Howard
 
Prince
Prologue
Princess Number Twelve
Lady Jerane
Sir Studley
Jester
Sir Paul
The Nightingale of Samarkand
a royal pet
Lady Lucille
Understudies: Anne Fielding (Lady Larken), Stuart Hodes (Jester), Patti Karr (The Queen Aggravain), Paul Richards (Minstrel) and Gina Viglione (The Queen Aggravain)

Winter Garden Theatre (Feb 24, 1960 - Apr 23, 1960)

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Cort Theatre (Apr 25, 1960 - May 07, 1960)

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

St. James Theatre (May 09, 1960 - Jul 02, 1960)

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)

Cast

Lady Rowena
Sir Edmund
Sir Luce
Princess Winnifred
Princess of Farfelot
circa. 1960 - ?
Sir Studley
Lady Beth
Lady Merrill
Lady Elizabeth
Understudies: Dorothy Aull (Princess Winnifred), John Baylis (Prince Dauntless) and Carla Huston (Lady Larken)
music by Mary Rodgers; lyrics by Marshall Barer
Act 1
Sung By
Many Moons Ago
Minstrel and Players
An Opening for a Princess
Prince Dauntless, Lady Larken, Knights and Ladies
In a Little While
Lady Larken and Sir Harry
In a Little While (Reprise)
Lady Larken and Sir Harry
Shy
Princess Winnifred, Sir Studley, Knights and Ladies
The Minstrel, The Jester and I
The King Sextimus, Minstrel and Jester
Sensitivity
The Queen Aggravain and Wizard
Swamps of Home
Princess Winnifred, Prince Dauntless and Ladies
Normandy
Minstrel, Jester, The King Sextimus and Lady Larken
Spanish Panic
Jester, Lady Dora, Lady Beatrice, The Queen Aggravain, Princess Winnifred, Prince Dauntless, Knights and Ladies
Song of Love
Prince Dauntless, Princess Winnifred, Knights and Ladies
Act 2
Sung By
Quiet
Jester, Knights and Ladies
Happily Ever After
Princess Winnifred
Man to Man Talk
The King Sextimus and Prince Dauntless
Very Soft Shoes
Jester, Knights and Ladies
Yesterday I Loved You
Sir Harry and Lady Larken
Lullaby
The Nightingale of Samarkand
Finale
Entire Court

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

 

Best Actress in a Musical

1960 Nominee
Carol Burnett

Theatre World

Award

1960 Recipient
Carol Burnett
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