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Polonaise   

Alvin Theatre, (10/06/1945 - 12/02/1945)
Adelphi Theatre, (12/03/1945 - 1/12/1946)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Oct 06, 1945    
Closing Date: Jan 12, 1946 Total Performances: 113

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: West Point in 1783, New York, Crawcow, Poland, The Manor House, The Hayfield, The Royal Palace in Warsaw, The Battle of Macijowice, Volkoff's Headquarters, and Philadelphia


Production Staff
Produced by W. Horace Schmidlapp; Produced in association with Harry Bloomfield
Music by Frédéric Chopin; Book by Gottfried Reinhardt and Anthony Veiller; Lyrics by John La Touche; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Musical Director: Ignace Strasfogel; Choral Director: Irving Landau; Adaptations and Original Numbers by Bronislaw Kaper
Directed by Stella Adler; Choreographed by David Lichine
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Mary Grant
General Manager: Rube Bernstein
Stage Manager: Frank Hall; Assistant Stage Mgr: Mildred Sherman
Adapted from music by Frédéric Chopin
Press Representative: Karl N. Bernstein and Martha Dreiblatt
Cast
Marta Eggerth
Marisha
Jan Kiepura
General Thaddeus Kosciusko
Harry Bannister
General Boris Volfoff
Rose Inghram
Countess Ludwika Zaleski
Tania Riabouchinska
Tecla
Rex Weber
Sergeant Wacek Zapolski
Walter F. Appler
Count Gronski
Lewis Appleton
Peniatowski
Male Singer
Eileen Ayers
Female Singer
Oakley Bailey
Male Singer
Barbara Barlow
Female Singer
Virginia Barnes
The Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
Joan Bartels
Female Singer
Larry Beck
Butcher
Male Singer
Allen Bindler
Male Singer
Hubert Bland
Male Dancer
May Block
Female Dancer
Oliver Boersma
Male Singer
Jane Collenette
Female Dancer
Joan Collenette
The Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Martin Cooke
Private Motherwell
Blacksmith
Male Singer
Jean Cumming
Female Singer
Ann Dennis
Female Singer
Josef Draper
General Washington
Count Casimir Zaleski
Victor Duntiery
Male Dancer
Bettye Durrence
Female Dancer
Sidney Foster
Pianist
Gary Green
Potocki
Male Singer
Jean Harris
The Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
Leigh Hoffman
Female Singer
Raynor Howell
Male Singer
Sergei Ismaeloff
The Highwayman
"Exchange of Lovers"
Male Dancer
Brooks Jackson
Male Dancer
Candy Jones
Princess Margarita
Pamela Kastner
Female Dancer
Martin Kraft
Male Dancer
Alicia Krug
Female Dancer
Sidney Lawson
Private Tompkins
Male Singer
Martin Lewis
Colonel Hale
Arthur Lincoln
Private Skinner
Male Singer
Dorothy Love
The Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
James MacColl
King Stanislaus Augustus
Leta Mauree
Princess Lydia
Mary McQuade
Female Singer
Ruthanna Mitchell
Female Dancer
Tangi Nicelli
Male Dancer
Shaun O'Brien
The Prince
"Exchange of Lovers"
Male Dancer
Larry O'Dell
Priest
Male Singer
Rem Olmsted
Wladek
Ruth Riekman
The Princess
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
John Schmidt
Captain Adams
Male Singer
Martin Schneider
Male Dancer
Dorothy Scott
Female Dancer
Sherry Shadburne
Princess Lania
Otto Simanek
Male Singer
Andrew Thurston
Kollontaj
Male Singer
Michael Vertzilous
Male Singer
Hilda Wagner
Female Dancer
Martha Emma Watson
Princess Anna
Jeanette Weiss
Female Singer
Mary Woodley
Female Singer
music by Frédéric Chopin; lyrics by John La Touche
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Autumn Songs Marisha, Wladek and Peasants
Laughing Bells
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Tecla and Sergeant Wacek Zapolski
O Heart of My Country General Thaddeus Kosciusko
Stranger
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Marisha
Au Revoir, Soldier
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Countess Ludwika Zaleski
Mazurek General Thaddeus Kosciusko
Mazurka Tecla, Wladek and Peasants
Hay, Hay, Hay Sergeant Wacek Zapolski
Moonlight Soliloquy Tecla
Just for Tonight General Thaddeus Kosciusko and Marisha
Finale
ACT 2 Sung By
Gavotte Courtiers
Exchange of Lovers Corps de Ballet
An Imperial Conference King Stanislaus Augustus, Count Gronski and Princess Lydia
Polonaise Ensemble
Now I Know Your Face By Heart General Thaddeus Kosciusko and Marisha
The Next Time I Care
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Countess Ludwika Zaleski
Tecla's Mood Tecla and Girls
Next Time I Care
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Countess Ludwika Zaleski and Marisha
I Wonder as I Wander Marisha
Battle Ballet
Wait for Tomorrow General Thaddeus Kosciusko
Finale