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The Boy Friend   

Royale Theatre, (9/30/1954 - 11/26/1955)
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Opening Date: Sep 30, 1954    
Closing Date: Nov 26, 1955 Total Performances: 485

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: 1926. Nice, France.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Magoro Operating Corporation
Produced by Feuer & Martin; Associate Producer: Monty Shaff and Arthur Lewis
Book by Sandy Wilson; Music by Sandy Wilson; Lyrics by Sandy Wilson; Music orchestrated by Ted Royal and Charles L. Cooke; Musical Director: Anton Coppola
Directed by Cy Feuer; Choreographed by John Heawood
Scenic Design by Reginald Woolley; Costume Design by Reginald Woolley; Supervising Scenic Designer: Feder; Supervising Lighting Designer: Feder; Supervising Costume Designer: Robert Mackintosh; Hair Design by Ron De Mann
Company Manager: Michael Goldreyer
Production Stage Manager: Ira Bernstein; Stage Manager: Charles Pratt, Jr.; Assistant Stage Mgr: Marge Ellis
Conducted by Paul McGrane; Music Contractor: Louis Topper
General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Casting: Ira Bernstein; Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Robert Ganshaw; Dance Captain: Merritt Thompson
Julie Andrews
Broadway / American debut
John Hewer
Jimmy Alex
Ruth Altman
Madame Dubonnet
Eric Berry
Percival Browne
Mickey Calin
Stella Claire
Lyn Connorty
Douglas Deane
Marge Ellis
Paulette Girard
Geoffrey Hibbert
Lord Brockhurst
Dilys Lay
Vincent Lynne
Moyna MacGill
Lady Brockhurst
Phoebe Mackay
Berkley Marsh
Millicent Martin
Joe Milan
Jerry Newby
Lyn Robert
Bob Scheerer
Bobby Van Husen
Buddy Schwab
Ann Wakefield
Understudies: Leonard Ceeley (Percival Browne), Lyn Connorty (Nancy), Douglas Deane (Tony), Marge Ellis (Hortense), Rose Ingraham (Madame Dubonnet), Vincent Lynne (Pierre), Phoebe Mackay (Lady Brockhurst), Berkley Marsh (Nancy), Millicent Martin (Dulcie, Fay, Lolita, Maisie), Jerry Newby (Bobby Van Husen), John Perri (Alphonse), Deborah Remsen (Polly) and Buddy Schwab (Marcel, Pepe)
Theatre World
winner 1955 Award [recipient]
Julie Andrews
music by Sandy Wilson; lyrics by Sandy Wilson
ACT 1 Sung By
Perfect Young Ladies Hortense, Nancy, Maisie, Fay and Dulcie
The Boy Friend Polly, Maisie, Dulcie, Fay, Nancy, Marcel, Pierre and Alphonse
Won't You Charleston with Me? Maisie and Bobby Van Husen
Fancy Forgetting Madame Dubonnet and Percival Browne
I Could Be Happy with You Polly and Tony
The Boy Friend (Finale Reprise)
ACT 2 Sung By
Sur La Plage Maisie, Bobby Van Husen, Fay, Marcel, Dulcie, Alphonse, Nancy, Pierre, Monica and Phillipe
A Room in Bloomsburry Polly and Tony
You Don't Want to Play with Me Blues Madame Dubonnet, Percival Browne, Fay, Dulcie, Nancy and Monica
Safety in Numbers Maisie, Bobby Van Husen, Marcel, Pierre and Alphonse
Finale Entire Company
ACT 3 Sung By
Riviera Maisie, Bobby Van Husen, Fay, Marcel, Dulcie, Alphonse, Nancy, Pierre, Monica and Phillipe
It's Never Too Late to Fall in Love Lord Brockhurst and Dulcie
Carnival Tango Danced by Pepe and Lolita
Poor Little Pierrette Madame Dubonnet and Polly
Finale Entire Company