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46th Street Theatre, (2/05/1959 - 3/19/1960)
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Opening Date: Feb 05, 1959    
Closing Date: Mar 19, 1960 Total Performances: 452

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts
Setting: A Theatre; A Waxworks; Essie's Workshop; Tom's Apartment; A Museum; etc.


Production Staff [See More]
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
Production Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Styles by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Ben F. Stein; Company Manager: David Lawlor, Jr.
Production Manager: Robert Linden; Stage Manager: Ross Bowman
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor, Gertrude Kirschner and Tony Geiss; Advertising: Fred Golden
Cast
Gwen Verdon
Essie Whimple
Richard Kiley
Tom Baxter
John Aristides
Dancer
Margery Beddow
Dancer
Kevin Carlisle
Dancer
Shirley de Burgh
Dancer
Mame Dennis
Singer
Bob Dixon
The Tenor
Singer
Joan Fagan
Singer
Clifford Fearl
Singer
Pat Ferrier
Ruth LaRue
Tilly
Dancer
Lydia Fredericks
Singer
David Gold
Dancer
Bette Graham
Inez
The Blonde
Singer
Dee Harless
Singer
Harvey Hohnecker
Dancer
Patrick Horgan
Sir Charles Willingham
Reby Howells
Dancer
Janie Janvier
Singer
Patti Karr
Dancer
Elizabeth Kerr
Street Performer
Elaine King
Dancer
Kasimir Kokich
Dancer
Lee Krieger
Alfy
Stage Doorman
John Lankston
Singer
Cynthia Latham
Maude Simpson
William LeMassena
Howard Cavanaugh
Buzz Miller
Jailer
Larry Mitchell
Singer
Dale Moreda
Dancer
Joy Nichols
May
Stan Page
Singer
Noel Parenti
Dancer
Liane Plane
Dancer
Doris Rich
Sarah Simpson
Shev Rodgers
Singer
Alton Ruff
Dancer
Kelley Stephens
Singer
Leonard Stone
George Poppett
Ralph Sumpter
Inspector White
Dean Taliaferro
Dancer
Understudies: Kevin Carlisle (Jailer), Bob Dixon (Alfy), Joan Fagan (Inez), David Gold (Sir Charles Willingham), Dee Harless (May), Patti Karr (Essie Whimple), Elizabeth Kerr (Maude Simpson, Sarah 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)
Tony Award®
winner 1959 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields and Sidney Sheldon; Music by Albert Hague; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Produced by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr
winner 1959 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Richard Kiley
winner 1959 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Gwen Verdon
winner 1959 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Leonard Stone
winner 1959 Best Costume Design [winner]
Rouben Ter-Arutunian
winner 1959 Best Choreography [winner]
Bob Fosse
1959 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Jay Blackton
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
Essie's Vision Essie Whimple
My Girl Is Just Enough Woman for Me Tom Baxter
Essie's Vision her Dream People
My Girl Is Just Enough Woman for Me Passersby
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