MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 13, 1957
Closing Date
May 25, 1957
Performances
49
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Broadway Theatre
(Apr 13, 1957 - May 25, 1957)

Setting
Shinbone Alley and its Environs.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Peter Lawrence
Book by Mel Brooks and Joe Darion; Based on the "archie and mehitabel" stories by Don Marquis; Music by George Kleinsinger; Lyrics by Joe Darion; Music and Choral Direction by Maurice Levine; Music orchestrated by George Kleinsinger; Additional orchestrations by Irwin Kostal; Additional Musical Routines by John Morris
Production Supervised by Sawyer Falk; Choreographed by Joe Alexander and Rod Alexander
Production Design by Eldon Elder; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Assistant to Eldon Elder: Betty Coe Armstrong and Jesse F. Beers, Jr.; Assistant to Motley: Michael Travis
General Manager: Elias Goldin
Production Stage Manager: Morty Halpern; Stage Manager: Julian Barry and Gilbert Cates
Music Materials under supervision of Arnold Arnstein; Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek; Assistant Conductor: Frederick Vogelgesang
Production Associate: Jerry Leider; Press Representative: George Ross; Press Associate: Madi Blitzstein; Production Assistant: Frances Lewis; Asst. to the Choreographer: Arthur Mitchell; Advertising: Ingram Ash
mehitabel
 
Dancer
Jail Crony
 
Edie
 
Lady Bug
 
Singer
Big Bill
Penny
 
Dancer
Broadway
Tyone T. Tattersal
Ricky
 
Lady Bug
 
Singer
Voice of Newspaperman
Jail Crony
 
Rusty
 
Dancer
 
Singer
Fighting Dog
 
Dancer
Fighting Dog
 
Dancer
Fighting Dog
 
Dancer
Phyllis
 
Singer
Jail Crony
 
Gladys
 
Dancer
Jail Crony
 
Lady Bug
 
Singer
 
Singer
Butch
 
Singer
Bartender
 
Singer
"Copper"
 
Singer
Blackie
Tall Cat
 
Dancer
Singer
Jail Crony
 
Dancer
 
Singer
Dancer
Tall Cat
 
Dancer
Jail Crony
 
Dancer
Fighting Dog
 
Dancer
Jail Crony
 
Singer
Dancer
Shorty
 
Dancer
Standby: Larry Montaigne , Tom Poston (archy) and Chita Rivera (mehitabel)
music by George Kleinsinger; lyrics by Joe Darion
Act 1
Sung By
What Do We Care?
mehitabel and Singing and Dancing Ensemble
Toujours Gai
mehitabel
Queer Little Insect
mehitabel and reprised by archy
Big Bill
Big Bill and Ladies of the Dancing Ensemble
True Romance (Song and Dance)
mehitabel and Big Bill
The Lightning Bug Song
archy
I gotta be
Broadway and archy
Flotsam and Jetsam
archy and mehitabel
Come to Mee-ow
Tyone T. Tattersal
Suicide Song
archy
Shinbone Alley
Big Bill and Denizens of Shinbone Alley
Act 2
Sung By
The Moth Song
archy
A Woman Wouldn't Be a Woman (Song and Dance)
mehitabel and Ensemble
The Lullaby
mehitabel and the Singing Girls
What the Hell
mehitabel
Pretty Kitty (Song and Dance)
Singing Girls and mehitabel
Way Down Blues
mehitabel
The Lady Bug Song
Lady Bugs
Be a Pussycat
mehitabel
Quiet Street
archy
Toujours Gai (Reprise)
archy, mehitabel and Ensemble

Tony Award®

 

Best Costume Design

1958 Nominee
Costume Design by Motley
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