PlayComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 26, 1962
Closing Date
Mar 09, 1963
Performances
85
PlayComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Music Box Theatre
(Dec 26, 1962 - Feb 23, 1963)
Plymouth Theatre
(Feb 25, 1963 - Mar 09, 1963)

Description
A play in two acts

Setting
Weatherwax library. April Monkhood's apartment. Office of Hyacinth Beddoes Laffoon. Goddard Quagmeyer's studio. Mrs. Younghusband's Employment Agency. Fingerhead's kitchen. Nelson Smedley's conservatory. Whirlaway Scenic Studios. L.A. courtroom.

Theatre Owned / Operated by Irving Berlin
Produced by Michael Ellis; Produced in association with Edmund Anderson
Written by S. J. Perelman; Incidental music by Don Walker; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Musical Director: Abba Bogin
Directed by Noel Willman; Gorilla choreography by Jonathan Lucas
Scenic Design by William Pitkin; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by William Pitkin; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Jewelry created by Sam Kramer; Assistant to Mr. Willman: William Strom
General Manager: Elias Goldin; Company Manager: Leonard A. Mulhern
Production Stage Manager: Perry Bruskin; Stage Manager: Bruce Laffey; Assistant Stage Mgr: Maurice Brenner
Music Contractor: Emory Davis
General Press Representative: Robert Ullman; Press Representative: Anne Woll; Casting: Jerri Kenneally; Advertising: Fred Golden; Assistant to the Director: Walter Perner, Jr.
Organ and pianos courtesy of The Wurlitzer Company
Milo Leotard Allardyce DuPlessis Weatherwax
 
Hyacinth Beddoes Laffoon
 
Harry Hubris
 
Nelson Smedley
 
Judge Herman J. Rinderbrust
Octavia Weatherwax
 
Kitty Entrail
 
Grace Fingerhead
Gloria Krumgold
 
Mrs. Younghusband
 
Rowena Inchcape
 
Mrs. Lafcadio Mifflin
Camera Man
Mike Mulroy
 
Bunce
 
Maurice Blount
 
Curtis Fingerhead
 
Wagnerian
 
Hanratty
April Munkhood
Van Lennep
 
Fish-Market Boy
 
Elmo
 
Policeman
 
Secretary
Rob Roy Fruitwell
Lance Weatherwax
 
Boris Pickwick
 
Emmett Stagg
 
Hennepin
 
Bailiff
Goddard Quagmeyer
 
Vernon Equinox
 
Rukeyser
 
Joe Gourielli
Chenille Schreiber
 
Sherry Quicklime
 
Court Stenographer
Roxanna DeVilbiss
Sam Fussfeld
 
Seymour Krumgold
 
Wormser
 
Poteat
Standby: Patricia Ripley (Octavia Weatherwax, Gloria Krumgold, Kitty Entrail, Mrs. Younghusband, Grace Fingerhead, Rowena Inchcape, Mrs. Lafcadio Mifflin) and Bernie West (Milo Leotard Allardyce DuPlessis Weatherwax, Hyacinth Beddoes Laffoon, Harry Hubris, Nelson Smedley, Judge Herman J. Rinderbrust)
Understudies: Wallace Acton (Vishnu, Van Lennep, Maurice Blount, Boris Pickwick, Vernon Equinox, Curtis Fingerhead, Emmett Stagg, Rukeyser, Poteat, Camera Man, Hanratty, Bailiff, Joe Gourielli, Sam Fussfeld), Maurice Brenner (Bunce, Hagedorn, Seymour Krumgold, Hennepin, Wagnerian), Gil Gardner (Lance Weatherwax, Rob Roy Fruitwell), William LeMassena (Mike Mulroy), Fiddle Viracola (April Munkhood, Roxanna DeVilbiss) and Marie Wallace (Chenille Schreiber, Sherry Quicklime)

Tony Award®

 

Best Actor in Play

1963 Nominee
Bert Lahr
 

Best Featured Actress in a Play

1963 Nominee
Alice Ghostley
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