MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 30, 1955
Closing Date
Jun 30, 1956
Performances
246
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Shubert Theatre
(Nov 30, 1955 - Jun 30, 1956)

Description
A musical in two acts

Setting
Cannery Row, Monterey County, California. The Present.

Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by the Affiliated Theatre Building Co., Inc.
Produced by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the novel "Sweet Thursday" by John Steinbeck; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola; Dance Arrangements by John Morris
Directed by Harold Clurman; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Boris Runanin
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Assistant Scenic Design: John Harvey; Assistant Costume Design: Florence Klotz and Frank Spencer
General Manager: Morris Jacobs; Company Manager: Maurice Winters
Production Supervisor: Jerome Whyte; General Stage Manager: Charles Atkin; Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Assistant Stage Mgr: Beau Tilden
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff
General Press Representative: Michel Mok; Casting Director: John Fearnley; Assistant Casting Director: Barbara Wolferman; Ballet Master: Kazimir Kokic; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Assistant to Mr. Rodgers: Margot Hopkins; Assistant to Mr. Hammerstein: Mary Steele; Assistant to Mr. Dell'Isola: Robert Stanley
Fauna
Nov 30, 1955 - Jun 09, 1956
Hazel
Suzy
Pancho
A Wetback
Ray Busch
Cho Cho Sen
Johnny Carriagra
Joe
The Mexican
Millicent Henderson
Slick
Hilda
A Waiter
Esteban
A Wetback
Sonny Boy
George Herman
Bubbles
Basha
Jim Blaikey
Agnes
Dr. Ormondy
Marjorie
Harriet
Understudies: Warren Brown (Mac, George Herman), Keith Kaldenberg (Ray Busch), Warren Kemmerling (Doc, Jim Blaikey), Ruth Kobart (Fauna), Kazimir Kokich (Sonny Boy), Jerry LaZarre (Joe), Richard Mercado (Johnny Carriagra, Pedro), Guy Raymond (Hazel), Mildred Slavin (Millicent Henderson) and Patricia Wilson (Suzy)

Shubert Theatre (Nov 30, 1955 - Jun 30, 1956)

Cast

Fauna
Jun 11, 1956 - Jun 30, 1956
Agnes
 
Weirde
Jim Blaikey
Ruth Kobart
While Helen Traubel was out due to bronchitis
Fauna
Dec 21, 1955 - Jan 10, 1956
Bubbles
Millicent Henderson
Understudies: Don Blackey (Ray Busch), Patty Karkalits (Bear Flag Girls) and Patricia Wilson (Millicent Henderson)
Act 1
Sung By
All Kinds of People
Doc and Hazel
The Tide Pool (To Suzy)
Doc, Hazel and Mac
All Kinds of People (Reprise)
Jim Blaikey
Everybody's Got a Home But Me
Suzy
A Lopsided Bus
Mac, Hazel, Kitty, Sonya and the Flophouse Gang
Bums' Opera
Fauna, Joe, Pancho and the Flophouse Gang
The Man I Used To Be
Doc and danced by Slim
Sweet Thursday
Fauna
Suzy Is a Good Thing
Fauna and Suzy
All At Once You Love Her
Doc, Suzy and Esteban
Act 2
Sung By
The Happiest House on the Block
Fauna and Girls
The Party That We're Gonna Have Tomorrow Night
Mac and the people of Cannery Row
The Party Gets Going
I am a Witch
Fauna, Agnes, Marjorie, Beulah and Mable
Will You Marry Me?
Suzy, Fauna and Doc
Thinkin
Hazel
All At Once You Love Her (Reprise)
Fauna
How Long?
Fauna, Doc, Flophouse Boys and Bear Flag Girls
The Next Time It Happens
Suzy and Doc
Sweet Thursday (Reprise)
Entire Company
Finale
Entire Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1956 Nominee
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Produced by Rodgers & Hammerstein
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1956 Nominee
William Johnson
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1956 Nominee
Mike Kellin
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1956 Nominee
Judy Tyler
 

Best Scenic Design

1956 Nominee
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner

Best Costume Design

1956 Winner
Costume Design by Alvin Colt
 

Best Choreography

1956 Nominee
Musical Staging by Boris Runanin
 

Conductor and Musical Director

1956 Nominee
Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola
 

Best Director

1956 Nominee
Directed by Harold Clurman
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