MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 06, 1974
Closing Date
Jan 04, 1975
1st Preview
Feb 21, 1974
1st Preview
Feb 21, 1974
Previews
13
Performances
341
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Shubert Theatre
(Mar 06, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975)

Description
Nostalgic reminisces of the home front in World War II - training and entertaining the troops.

Produced by Kenneth Waissman and Maxine Fox; Associate Producer: Lou Kramer
Book by Will Holt; Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman; Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman; Musical Director: Joseph Klein; Dance arrangements by Louis St. Louis; Vocal arrangements by Louis St. Louis; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson and Jim Tyler
Directed by Tom Moore; Choreographed by Patricia Birch
Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt; Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins; Lighting Design by John Gleason; Sound Design by Jack Shearing
General Manager: Edward H. Davis; Company Manager: Leo K. Cohen
Production Stage Manager: T. Schuyler Smith; Stage Manager: Martha Knight and Stacy McAdams; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Fennessy and Richard Maxon
Musical Coordinator: Louis St. Louis; Big Band Leader: Joseph Klein; Lead Trumpet: Jimmy Sedlar; Lead Saxophone: Bernie Berger; Lead Clarinet: Mike Cavin; Lead Trombone: Harry Di Vito; Drums: Teddy Sommer; Piano / Accordion: Clay Fullum; Bass: Doc Solomon; Saxophone: Harvey Estrin, Michael Schuster and Sol Schlinger; Trombone: Merv Gold, Jack Gale and Vincent Forchetti; Trumpet: Bob Millikan, Jay Brower and Charles Sullivan; Cello: Ruben Rivera; Piano: Hal Schaefer; Percussion: Warren Hard; Guitar / Banjo: Carmen Mastren; Band Chick: Patricia Birch; Band Boy: Louis St. Louis; Musical Supervision & Copying: Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller
Media Design by Stan J. Goldberg and Jean Livingston
General Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt Associates, Inc.; Press Representative: Harriett Trachtenberg and Maria Pucci; Casting: Otto & Windsor; Assistant to the Producer: Linda Scoullar; Dance Captain: John Mineo; Photographer: Friedman-Abeles; Hair Styles by: Randy Coronato
Pauline de Paul
Paulette de Paul
Marilu Henner
Broadway debut
Donna
Lucky
Maggie
Mitzi
Misfit
Norwin Spokesman
Make-out
Understudies: Chris Callan (June, Maggie, Donna, Wilma), Chevi Colton (Paulette de Paul, Pauline de Paul, Mitzi, Mother), John Fennessy (Bill, Make-out, Lucky, Misfit, Utah), Jack Naughton (Father, Norwin Spokesman, Rankin, Sarge) and Edmond Wesley (Sam)

Shubert Theatre (Mar 06, 1974 - Jan 04, 1975)

Assistant Stage Mgr: John Scoullar
Understudies: Steven Boockvor (Lucky, Make-out) and Paul Reid Roman (Sam)
Act 1
Sung By
The Beat Begins (Overture)
The Big Band and Company
Since You're Not Around
Make-out and Company
Over Here
Paulette de Paul and Pauline de Paul
Buy a Victory Bond
Company
My Dream for Tomorrow
June and Soldiers
Charlie's Place
Pauline de Paul, Maggie, Lucky, The Big Band and Company
Hey Yvette/The Grass Grows Green
Spokesman, Rankin and Father
The Good-Time Girl
Paulette de Paul and Company
Wait for Me Marlena
Mitzi and Company
We Got It
Paulette de Paul, Pauline de Paul, Mitzi and Company
Act 2
Sung By
The Beat Continues (Entre'act)
The Big Band and Company
Wartime Wedding
Paulette de Paul, Pauline de Paul and Company
Don't Shoot the Hooey to Me, Louie
Sam
Where Did the Good Times Go?
Paulette de Paul
Dream Drummin/Soft Music
Misfit, The Big Band and Company
The Big Beat
Paulette de Paul, Pauline de Paul and Mitzi
No Goodbyes
Paulette de Paul, Pauline de Paul and Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1974 Nominee
Produced by Kenneth Waissman and Maxine Fox

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1974 Winner
Janie Sell
 

Best Costume Design

1974 Nominee
Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins
 

Best Choreography

1974 Nominee
Choreographed by Patricia Birch
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1974 Nominee
Directed by Tom Moore

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Costume Design

1974 Winner
Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins

Outstanding Set Design

1974 Winner
Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt

Theatre World

Award

1974 Recipient
Ann Reinking, Janie Sell and John Driver
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