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The Better 'Ole,    or, The Romance of Old Bill

Performances suspended from Aug. 21-Sept. 8, 1919 due to Actors' Equity Strike.

Greenwich Village Theatre, (10/19/1918 - Closing date unknown)
Cort Theatre, (11/18/1918 - Closing date unknown)
Booth Theatre, (6/16/1919 - 8/21/1919)
Booth Theatre, (9/08/1919 - 10/04/1919)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Oct 19, 1918    
Closing Date: Oct 04, 1919 Total Performances: 353

Category: Special, Comedy, Extravaganza, Original, Broadway
Description: A Comedy with Music in Two Acts, 7 Scenes and an Epilogue
Setting: Before Novermber 10, 1918 somewhere in France and somewhere in England

Production Staff
Produced by Charles Coburn and Mrs. Charles Coburn
Book by Bruce Bairnsfather and Capt. Arthur Elliott; Music by Herman Darewski; Lyrics by Percival Knight and James Heard; Music arranged by Herman Darewski; Musical Director: Eliott Schenck; Featuring songs by Florence Methven, Oliver DeGerde and Peter Bernard; Featuring songs with lyrics by Marion Gillespie and W. R. Titterton
Staged by Percival Knight; Choreographed by Lily Leonora
Scenic Design by Ernest Albert; Costume Design by Christie and Co. and Mme. Broich
Kenyon Bishop
Maggie, Mrs. Bill Busby
Eugene Borden
A French Porter
Colin Campbell
Mollie Carroll
Helene from Belgium
Nevin Clark
Military Postman
An Old Villager
A Tommy
Charles Coburn
Old Bill
Mrs. Charles Coburn
J.M. Deeter
A Tommy
Mona Desmonde
Suzette from France
Charles Engels
A Tommy
William Fish
A Tommy
Vici Ioucelli
A Tommy
Athalie Jenkins
Maggie from Scotland
Therese Josephs
Rosa from Italy
Theodora Keene
Peg from Canada
Albert Kenway
A Tommy
Gwen Lewis
George Logan
The Vicar
A Tommy
Charles McNaughton
Hazel O'Brien
Suzette from France
Lillian Spencer
Captain of the Women's Workers' Camp
William Swayne
A Tommy
Edwin Taylor
The Sergeant Major
Howard Taylor
A French Officer
Lark Taylor
Captain Milne
A Spy
Helen Tilden
Marguerite Torrey
Mollie from Ireland
Ruth Urban
Mary Brown from America
Ruth Vivian
Henry Ward
A Tommy
Henry Warwick
The Colonel
Rene Wren
A Tommy
Eugenie Young
Nancy from England
music by Herman Darewski; lyrics by James Heard and Percival Knight
(Unless otherwise noted)
(lyrics by James Heard)
Suzette from France and Tommies
(When You Take) That Trip Across the Rhine
(music by Percival Knight; lyrics by Percival Knight)
Captain of the Women's Workers' Camp and Women War Workers
(My Word! Ain't We) Carrying On
(lyrics by Herman Darewski, Melville Gideon, James Heard and Percival Knight)
Bert, Alf and Old Bill
We Wish We Was in Blighty
(lyrics by W. R. Titterton)
Bert, Alf and Old Bill
When You Look in the Heart of a Rose
(music by Florence Methven; lyrics by Marion Gillespie)
(She's) Venus de Milo (to Me)
(music by Peter Bernard and Oliver DeGerde; lyrics by Peter Bernard and Oliver DeGerde)
Old Bill
Je sais que vous etes gentil
(music by P.H. Christine and Percival Knight; lyrics by Grant Stewart)
Berthe and Bert
(Have a Little) Regiment of Our Own
(music by Percival Knight; lyrics by Percival Knight)
Bert and French Girls
Regiment of Our Own Bert and Mollie from Ireland