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Roberta   

New Amsterdam Theatre, (11/18/1933 - 7/21/1934)
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Opening Date: Nov 18, 1933    
Closing Date: Jul 21, 1934 Total Performances: 295

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in a prologue and two acts
Setting: Fraternity House at Haverhill College, U.S.A.


Production Staff
Produced by Max Gordon
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Otto Harbach; from the novel "Gowns by Roberta" by Alice Duer Miller; Lyrics by Otto Harbach; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Victor Baravalle
Choreographed by Jose Limon; Uncredited Director: Hassard Short
Scenic Design by Clark Robinson; Gowns Designed by Madame Tafel; Furs Designed by Max Koch; Costume Design by Kiviette; Uncredited Lighting Design by Hassard Short
General Manager: Ben A. Boyar
Stage Manager: Frank Hall; Assistant Stage Mgr: George Djimos and William Torpey
Conducted by Max Meth
Press Representative: Howard S. Benedict
Cast
Barbara Adams
Mannequin
Ray Adams
California Collegian
Berenice Alaire
Sidonie
the Presser
Leon Alton
Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Michael Alvarez
Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Dorothy Atkins
Mannequin
Bob Barrett
Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Elsie Behrens
Debutante
Norma Butler
Debutante
Sally Bynum
Mannequin
California Collegians
Huckleberry Haines' Orchestra
Phyllis Cameron
Mannequin
Barbara Child
Mannequin
Bobette Christine
Angele
the Assistant
Florence Chumbecos
Mannequin
Aida Conkey
Debutante
Lola De Lille
Mannequin
George Djimos
The Singer at Cafe Russe
Bert Doughty
Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Jack Douglas
Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Rene Du Plessis
California Collegian
Jane Evans
Mrs. Teale
the Mother
Rose Gale
Mannequin
Bob Gray
Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Helen Gray
Sophie Teale
the Debutante
Sydney Greenstreet
Lord Henry Delves
the Friend of Roberta
William Hain
Ladislaw
the Doorman
Bunny Hallow
Debutante
Ruth Hamilton
Mannequin
Vernon Hammer
Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Buddy Hertelle
Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Bob Hope
Huckleberry Haines
the Crooner
Ed Jerome
M. Leroux
the Solicitor
Edna Johnson
Mannequin
Alan Jones
California Collegian
Lillian Lamonte
Mannequin
Dorothy Lane
Debutante
Catherine Laughlin
Mannequin
Fred MacMurray
California Collegian
Raymond E. Middleton
John Kent
the Fullback
Evelyn Monte
Debutante
Herb Montei
California Collegian
John Muccio
Member of Alpha Beta Pi
George Murphy
Billy Boyden
the Hoofer
Nayan Pearce
Luella
the Model
John Peters
Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Carole Renwick
Debutante
Lyda Roberti
Mme. Nunez
(Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer
Josephine Roberts
Mannequin
Marion Ross
Mme. Grandet
the Fitter
Jimmy Ryan
Member of Alpha Beta Pi
Tania Sania
Mannequin
Stanislaw Sarmatoff
The Proprietor of Cafe Russe
Ruth Shaw
Debutante
Gretchen Sherman
The Buyer
Tamara
Stephanie
The Manager of Roberta's
Fay Templeton
Aunt Minnie
(Trade Name, Roberta), the Modiste
William Torpey
The Bartender
Rosalie Trego
Debutante
Mavis Walsh
Marie
the Stylist
Sandra Walters
Mannequin
Clara Waring
Mannequin
Virginia Whitmore
The Flower Girl
Mannequin
Barbara Williams
Debutante
Lou Wood
California Collegian
Neil Wood
California Collegian
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Otto Harbach
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Let's Begin Billy Boyden and Ensemble
Alpha, Beta, Pi Huckleberry Haines, Billy Boyden, John Kent and Ensemble
You're Devastating Huckleberry Haines
Let's Begin (Reprise) Billy Boyden, John Kent, Huckleberry Haines and Male Ensemble
You're Devastating (Reprise) Stephanie
Yesterdays Aunt Minnie
Something's Got to Happen Mme. Nunez, Huckleberry Haines and John Kent
The Touch of Your Hand Stephanie and Ladislaw
I'll Be Hard to Handle
(lyrics by Bernard Dougall)
Mme. Nunez
ACT 2 Sung By
Hot Spot Mme. Nunez, Billy Boyden, Marie, Angele and Luella
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Stephanie
Let's Begin (Reprise) Huckleberry Haines and Stephanie
Something's Got to Happen (Reprise) Mme. Nunez and John Kent
Let's Begin (Reprise) Huckleberry Haines, John Kent, Mme. Nunez and Lord Henry Delves
Don't Ask Me Not to Sing Huckleberry Haines and California Collegians
The Touch of Your Hand (Reprise)
I'll Be Hard to Handle
(lyrics by Bernard Dougall)
Mme. Nunez