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The Boys from Syracuse   

Alvin Theatre, (11/23/1938 - 6/10/1939)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Nov 23, 1938    
Closing Date: Jun 10, 1939 Total Performances: 235

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Temple of Justice, Ephesus. The House of Antipholus. A square.


Production Staff
Produced by George Abbott
Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart; Book by George Abbott; Based on the play "The Comedy of Errors" by William Shakespeare; Vocal arrangements by Hugh Martin; Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek; Musical Director: Harry S. Levant
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by George Balanchine
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner
Business Manager: Carl Fisher and Charles Harris
Stage Manager: Jerome Whyte; Assistant Stage Mgr: Edison Rice and Robert Griffith
Conducted by Harry S. Levant
Assistant to Mr. Balanchine: David Jones and Duke McHale; Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: George Jenkins; Press Representative: Barclay McCarty and Ted Goldsmith
Cast
Eddie Albert
Antipholus of Syracuse
Grace Albert
Singer
Micky Alvarez
Dancer
Dolores Anderson
Assistant Courtezan
Singer
Muriel Angelus
Adriana
Carroll Ashburn
Duke of Ephesus
Libby Bennett
Dancer
Marguerite Benton
Singer
Ruth Brady
Dancer
Betty Bruce
Courtezan
Florine Callahan
First Maid
Dancer
Renee Cettel
Dancer
George Church
Dancing Policeman
John Clarke
Angelo
Stella Clauson
Dancer
Alice Craig
Third Maid
Dancer
Betty De Elmo
Dancer
Buddy Douglas
Dancer
Clifford Dunstan
Tailor
Merchant of Ephesus
Florence Fair
Seeress
Bee Farnum
Dancer
Sidney Gordon
Dancer
Ruth Gormly
Dancer
Ronald Graham
Antipholus of Ephesus
Joseph Granville
Singer
Joseph Harris
Dancer
Teddy Hart
Dromio of Ephesus
Claire Harvey
Dancer
Robert Howard
Dancer
Burl Ives
Tailor's Apprentice
Dan Karry
Dancer
Laura Kellogg
Singer
Bob Lawrence
Singing Policeman
Lita Lede
Dancer
Connie Leslie
Dancer
Tom Lynch
Dancer
Jack Malis
Dancer
Owen Martin
Sorceror
Edwin Mills
Dancer
Vivien Moore
Dancer
Wynn Murray
Luce
John O'Shaughnessy
Aegon
Harry Peterson
Dancer
Mask
Jimmy Savo
Dromio of Syracuse
Joseph Scandur
Singer
Byron Shores
Merchant of Syracuse
Robert Sidney
Mask
Mildred Solly
Dancer
Lee Tannen
Dancer
Anna Mae Tesslo
Dancer
Beau Tilden
Dancer
Heidi Vosseler
Secretary to Courtezan
Margaret Walsh
Singer
Davenie Watson
Dancer
Marcy Wescott
Luciana
Armonce Wilkins
Singer
James Wilkinson
Another Policeman
Singer
Claire Wolf
Second Maid
Dancer
Herbert Wood
Singer
music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart
ACT 1 Sung By
I Had Twins Singing Policeman, Another Policeman and Ensemble
Dear Old Syracuse Dromio of Syracuse and Antipholus of Syracuse
What Can You Do with a Man Luce and Dromio of Ephesus
Falling in Love with Love Adriana and Ladies
The Shortest Day of the Year Antipholus of Ephesus, Assistant Courtezan and Policemen
This Can't Be Love Luciana and Antipholus of Syracuse
Let Antipholus In Entire Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Ladies of the Evening Singing Policeman, Another Policeman, Policemen and Courtezans
He and She Luce and Dromio of Syracuse
You Have Cast Your Shadow on the Sea Luciana and Antipholus of Syracuse
Come with Me Singing Policeman, Antipholus of Ephesus, Another Policeman, Angelo and Singers
Big Brother Dromio of Ephesus
Sing for Your Supper Adriana, Luciana, Luce and Ladies
Oh, Diogenes! Luce