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Take Me Along   

Shubert Theatre, (10/22/1959 - 12/17/1960)
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Opening Date: Oct 22, 1959    
Closing Date: Dec 17, 1960 Total Performances: 448

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Centerville, Connecticut, 1910.
Comments: On layoff from July 9 - August 1, 1960



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick
Book by Joseph Stein and Robert Russell; Based on the play "Ah, Wilderness" by Eugene O'Neill; Music by Bob Merrill; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Ballet and incidental music by Laurence Rosenthal; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang
Directed by Peter Glenville; Choreographed by Onna White
Production Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight
Production Stage Manager: Lucia Victor; Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell; Production Supervisor: Neil Hartley
Head Copyist: Thomas Brown; Orchestra Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson, David Powers and Ted Goldsmith; Casting: Michael Shurtleff; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden
Cast
Jackie Gleason
Sid Davis
Essie's brother
Eileen Herlie
Lily Miller
Nat's sister
Walter Pidgeon
Nat Miller
editor of the Centerville Globe
Una Merkel
Essie Miller
Nat's wife
Robert Morse
Richard Miller
Nat's younger son
Nicole Barth
Townswoman
Alvin Beam
Townsman
Chad Block
Townsman
Charles Bolender
The Beardsley Dwarf
Frank Borgman
Townsman
Renee Byrns
Townswoman
John Carter
Townsman
Jack Collins
Bartender
Peter Conlow
Wint
Arthur's friend
Lyn Connorty
Townswoman
James Cresson
Arthur Miller
Richard's older bother, at Yale
Barbara Doherty
Townswoman
Katia Geleznova
Townswoman
Arlene Golonka
Belle
a travelling artiste for hire
Luke Halpin
Tommy Miller
Valerie Harper
Lady Entertainer
Townswoman
Lee Howard
Patron of the bar
Townsman
Diana Hunter
Lady Entertainer
Townswoman
Jack Konzal
Patron of the bar
Townsman
Elna Laun
Patron of the bar
Townswoman
Paula Lloyd
Patron of the bar
Camille
Townswoman
Susan Luckey
Muriel Macomber
Macomber's daughter and friend to Richard
Nancy Lynch
Townswoman
Bill McDonald
The Salesman
Townsman
Rae McLean
Salome
Lady Entertainer
Townswoman
Henry Michel
Townsman
Fred Miller
David Macomber
dry goods store owner
Jack Murray
Townsman
John Nola
Townsman
Zeme North
Mildred Miller
the youngest Miller
Janice Painchaud
Patron of the bar
Townswoman
Rusty Parker
Townsman
Bill Richards
Townsman
Harry Lee Rogers
Townsman
Bill Starr
Townsman
Walter Strauss
Townsman
Jimmy Tarbutton
Townsman
Pat Tolson
Patron of the bar
Townsman
Gene Varrone
The Drunk
Townsman
Marc West
Townsman
Standby: Dort Clark (Sid Davis) and Ruth Warrick (Essie Miller, Lily Miller)
Understudies: Nicole Barth (Belle), Frank Borgman (Bartender), John Carter (Arthur Miller), Lyn Connorty (Mildred Miller), Bill McDonald (Wint), Zeme North (Muriel Macomber), Bill Starr (Richard Miller) and Gene Varrone (David Macomber)
Tony Award®
1960 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Joseph Stein and Robert Russell; Music by Bob Merrill; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Produced by David Merrick
winner 1960 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Jackie Gleason
1960 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Robert Morse
1960 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Walter Pidgeon
1960 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Eileen Herlie
1960 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Miles White
1960 Best Choreography [nominee]
Onna White
1960 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Peter Glenville
1960 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Lehman Engel
1960 Best Stage Technician [nominee]
Al Alloy
music by Bob Merrill; lyrics by Bob Merrill
ACT 1 Sung By
The Parade Nat Miller and Townspeople
Oh, Please Nat Miller, Essie Miller, Lily Miller and Family
I Would Die Muriel Macomber and Richard Miller
Sid, Ol' Kid Sid Davis and Townspeople
Staying Young Nat Miller
I Get Embarrassed Sid Davis and Lily Miller
We're Home Lily Miller
Take Me Along Sid Davis and Nat Miller
For Sweet Charity Sid Davis, Nat Miller, Lady Entertainers and Townspeople
Pleasant Beach House Wint
That's How It Starts Richard Miller
ACT 2 Sung By
The Beardsley Ballet Richard Miller, Muriel Macomber, The Beardsley Dwarf, Salome and Ensemble
Oh, Please (Reprise) Nat Miller and Essie Miller
Promise Me a Rose Lily Miller and Sid Davis
Staying Young (Reprise) Nat Miller
Little Green Snake Sid Davis
Nine O'Clock Richard Miller
But Yours Sid Davis and Lily Miller
Take Me Along (Reprise) Lily Miller, Sid Davis and Townspeople