MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Feb 05, 1959
Closing Date
Mar 19, 1960
Performances
452
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
46th Street Theatre
(Feb 05, 1959 - Mar 19, 1960)

Description
A musical comedy in two acts

Setting
A Theatre; A Waxworks; Essie's Workshop; Tom's Apartment; A Museum; etc.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization; Managing Director of the 46th Street Theatre: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr; Associate Producer: Theatrical Interests Plan, Inc.
Book by Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields, Sidney Sheldon and David Shaw; Music by Albert Hague; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang and Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Jay Blackton; Vocal arrangements by Jay Blackton; Dance arrangements by Roger Adams
Entire Production Directed by Bob Fosse; Entire Production Choreographed by Bob Fosse; Associate Choreographer: Donald McKayle
Production Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Styles by Ronald De Mann; Assistant to Mr. Ter-Arutunian (Scenery): Klaus Holm and Peter Harvey; Assistant to Mr. Ter-Arutunian (Costumes): Patton Campbell
General Manager: Ben F. Stein; Company Manager: David Lawlor, Jr.
Production Manager: Robert Linden; Stage Manager: Ross Bowman; Assistant Stage Mgr: Walter Rinner
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff; Assistant Conductor: Frederick Vogelgesang
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor, Gertrude Kirschner and Tony Geiss; Advertising: Fred Golden; Production Assistant: Marian Kinsella
Essie Whimple
Tom Baxter
Singer
The Tenor
 
Singer
Singer
Ruth LaRue
 
Tilly
 
Dancer
Dancer
Inez
The Blonde
 
Singer
Singer
Sir Charles Willingham
Dancer
Singer
Dancer
Street Performer
Dancer
Alfy
Stage Doorman
Singer
Maude Simpson
Howard Cavanaugh
Jailer
Dancer
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Sarah Simpson
Singer
Dancer
George Poppett
Inspector White
Understudies: Kevin Carlisle (Jailer), Bob Dixon (Alfy), Joan Fagan (Inez), David Gold (Sir Charles Willingham), Dee Harless (May), Patti Karr (Essie Whimple), Elizabeth Kerr (Sarah Simpson, Maude Simpson), Lee Krieger (George Poppett), Jerry LaZarre (Tom Baxter), John Lankston (Howard Cavanaugh), Allyn Ann McLerie (Essie Whimple), Liane Plane (Tilly) and Shev Rodgers (Inspector White)

46th Street Theatre (Feb 05, 1959 - Mar 19, 1960)

Cast

Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Dancer
Sir Charles Willingham
Singer
Singer
Matthew Tobin
Broadway debut
 
 
The Tenor
 
Singer
Understudies: Margery Beddow (Ruth LaRue, Tilly), Clifford Fearl (Alfy), William Guske (Jailer), Elaine King (Inez), Liane Plane (Essie Whimple) and Patty Wilkes (May)
music by Albert Hague; lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Act 1
Sung By
The Simpson Sisters
Singers and Dancers
The Right Finger of My Left Hand
Essie Whimple
Just for Once
Essie Whimple, Tom Baxter and George Poppett
Merely Marvelous
Essie Whimple
The Uncle Sam Rag
George Poppett, Singers and Dancers
Erbie Fitch's Twitch
Essie Whimple
She's Not Enough Woman for Me
Tom Baxter and George Poppett
Behave Yourself
Essie Whimple, Maude Simpson, Sarah Simpson and Tom Baxter
Look Who's in Love
Essie Whimple and Tom Baxter
My Girl Is Just Enough Woman for Me
Tom Baxter and Passersby
Essie's Vision
Essie Whimple and her Dream People
Two Faces in the Dark
Essie Whimple, The Tenor, Singers and Dancers
Act 2
Sung By
I'm Back in Circulation
Tom Baxter
We Loves Ya, Jimey
Essie Whimple, May, Tilly and Clientele of the Green Dragon
Pick-Pocket Tango
Essie Whimple and Jailer
Look Who's in Love (Reprise)
Tom Baxter
I'll Try
Essie Whimple and Tom Baxter
Finale
Essie Whimple, Tom Baxter and Company

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1959 Winner
Book by Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields, Sidney Sheldon and David Shaw
Music by Albert Hague
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Produced by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr

Best Actor in a Musical

1959 Winner
Richard Kiley

Best Actress in a Musical

1959 Winner
Gwen Verdon

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1959 Winner
Leonard Stone

Best Costume Design

1959 Winner
Production Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian

Best Choreography

1959 Winner
Choreographed by Bob Fosse
 

Best Conductor and Musical Director

1959 Nominee
Musical Director: Jay Blackton
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