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The American Idea    The Cohan & Harris Comedians in a Musical Frivolity

New York Theatre, (10/05/1908 - 11/28/1908)
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Opening Date: Oct 05, 1908    
Closing Date: Nov 28, 1908 Total Performances: 64

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Paris


Production Staff
Produced by George M. Cohan and Sam H. Harris
Book by George M. Cohan; Music by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan; Orchestra under the direction of George A. Nichols; Music orchestrated by Charles J. Gebest; Featuring "They Always Follow Me" by Jean Schwartz and William Jerome; Featuring "The Garden That Blooms for You" by Milton Lusk and Willliam Kendall Evans; Music for "March Finale" by Charles J. Gebest
Staged by George M. Cohan
Scenic Design by John H. Young, Edward G. Unitt and Joseph Wickes; Costume Design by F. Richard Anderson
Cast
George Beban
Pierre Souchet
Trixie Friganza
Mrs. Waxtapper
Gilbert Gregory
Herman Budmeyer
Walter Le Roy
Daniel Sullivan
Miss Alexander
Ensemble
M. Avery
Ensemble
Miss Barron
Ensemble
Carrie Bowman
Catherine Budmeyer
Miss Brooks
Ensemble
M. Conway
Ensemble
Miss Courtney
Ensemble
Miss Coyle
Ensemble
Robert Daily
Stephen Hustleford
M. Day
Ensemble
M. Doyle
Ensemble
Miss V. Earl
Ensemble
M. Fink
Ensemble
Harold Forbes
Charlie Sullivan
Miss Ford
Ensemble
Bessie Friganza
Ensemble
Miss Gilbert
Ensemble
Miss Glasson
Ensemble
Harold Gordon
Bellboy
Rosie Green
Vera
Stella Hammerstein
Edythe Yellowback
Miss Harries
Ensemble
Miss Hartford
Ensemble
Miss Hartman
Ensemble
Miss Hay
Ensemble
Miss Hilton
Ensemble
M. Lasher
Ensemble
Miss Lee
Ensemble
Miss LeRoy
Ensemble
M. Levallin
Ensemble
M. Lorraine
Ensemble
Edith MacBride
The Mysterious Girl
Hugh Mack
The Mysterious Man
Miss Martin
Ensemble
Minna Martrit
Ensemble
Miss F. Martyn
Ensemble
M. McCormick
Ensemble
Miss McNown
Ensemble
Lola Merril
Nellie Sullivan
Miss Monroe
Ensemble
M. Monte
Ensemble
Miss Newell
Ensemble
M. Rawley
Ensemble
Miss E. Ross
Ensemble
Miss F. Ross
Ensemble
M. Shattick
Ensemble
M. Shields
Ensemble
Miss Snyder
Ensemble
M. Stevens
Ensemble
Richard Taber
Herman Budmeyer
Richard Tobin
Officier
Miss Troutman
Ensemble
Gertie Vanderbilt
Violette
Mr Waite
Ensemble
Miss Watson
Ensemble
Miss Whiteford
Ensemble
Miss Wilson
Ensemble
music by George M. Cohan; lyrics by George M. Cohan
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
In Gay Paree Chorus
Sullivan Daniel Sullivan and Chorus
Brothers and Sisters Henry Budmeyer, Charlie Sullivan, Catherine Budmeyer and Nellie Sullivan
They Always Follow Me
(music by Jean Schwartz; lyrics by William Jerome)
Mrs. Waxtapper and Chorus
Too Long from Long Acre Square Stephen Hustleford and Chorus
ACT 2 Sung By
We're Supposed to Be Chorus
Cohan's Pet Names (That's the Pet Name for Me) Mrs. Waxtapper and Pierre Souchet
That's Some Love Henry Budmeyer, Charlie Sullivan, Catherine Budmeyer, Nellie Sullivan and Chorus
F-A-M-E Stephen Hustleford, Daniel Sullivan, Herman Budmeyer and Pierre Souchet
American Ragtime Stephen Hustleford and Chorus
ACT 3 Sung By
The Garden That Blooms for You (My Garden That Blooms for You)
(music by Milton Lusk; lyrics by Willliam Kendall Evans)
Officier and Chorus
The Bold Gendarmes Ponies
Whoop-La-La Ensemble
The Gendarmes' Dance Violette and Vera
French Militaire Chorus