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The Conquering Hero   

ANTA Playhouse, (1/16/1961 - 1/21/1961)
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Opening Date: Jan 16, 1961    
Closing Date: Jan 21, 1961 Total Performances: 8

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: The "Chez Victory" club; the train; the station at Hillsdale; the Truesmith house; the town hall; the Mayor's office; others.


Production Staff
Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens; Produced by special arrangement with Emka, Ltd.
Book by Larry Gelbart; Music by Moose Charlap; Lyrics by Norman Gimbel; Music arranged by Robert Ginzler and Sid Ramin; Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler and Sid Ramin; Dance arrangements by Fred Werner; Musical Director: Sherman Frank; Vocal arrangements by Sherman Frank; Based on "Hail, the Conquering Hero" by Preston Sturges
Directed by Albert Marre; Choreographed by Todd Bolender
Scenic Design by Jean Rosenthal and William Pitkin; Costume Design by Patton Campbell; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal
Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Stage Manager: Walter Rinner
Press Representative: Barry Hyams
Cast
Tom Poston
Woodrow Truesmith
John Aristides
The Enemy Captain
Dancer
Lee Barry
Doorman
Singer
Margery Beddow
Dancer
Burt Bier
MP
Singer
Kay Brown
Libby Callan
Geoffrey Bryant
Reverend Cox
Richard Buckley
Ronnie
Shirley Chester
Singer
Tony Craig
Singer
Georgia Creighton
Singer
Marlene Dell
Dancer
Brina Dexter
Effie
Singer
Bob Dixon
Pfc. O'Dell
Shellie Farrell
Dancer
Walter Farrell
Pfc. Doyle
Pat Ferrier
Dancer
Charlotte Frazier
Singer
Marianne Gale
Singer
Edith Gresham
Mrs. Noble
William Guske
Dancer
T. J. Halligan
A General
Doc Johnson
Kathe Howard
Dancer
Reby Howells
Dancer
Bob Kaliban
Master of Ceremonies
Whiteman
Kenny Kealy
Gene
Elizabeth Kerr
Mrs. Truesmith
Dick Korthaze
Dancer
Erik Kristen
Waiter
Dancer
William LeMassena
Nightclub Manager
Judge Callan
Betty Hyatt Linton
Dancer
Jane Mason
Sue Anne Barnes
Ed Mastin
Singer
Bill McDonald
Cpl. Ganz
John McMartin
Forrest Noble
Bernie Meyer
Pfc. Pasco
Dale Moreda
Dancer
Don Morgan
Conductor
Singer
Charles Rule
Singer
James Senn
Dancer
Lionel Stander
Sgt. Murdock
Marilyn Stark
Nightclub Performer
Singer
Fred Stewart
Mayor Noble
Michel Stuart
Dancer
Samye Van
Bartender
music by Moose Charlap; lyrics by Norman Gimbel
ACT 1 Sung By
Girls! Girls! Doorman and the Marines
Five Shots of Whiskey Sgt. Murdock, Pfc. O'Dell, Pfc. Doyle, Cpl. Ganz and Pfc. Pasco
Hail, the Conquering Hero! Woodrow Truesmith and Company
Must Be Given to You The Company
Wonderful, Marvelous You Woodrow Truesmith, Libby Callan and Gene
Truth The Company
Won't You Marry Me? Libby Callan
The River Bank Sue Anne Barnes and Woodrow Truesmith
Only Rainbows Woodrow Truesmith, Pfc. O'Dell, Pfc. Doyle and Cpl. Ganz
The Campaign Woodrow Truesmith and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
One Mother Each Sgt. Murdock, Pfc. O'Dell, Pfc. Doyle, Cpl. Ganz and Pfc. Pasco
Must Be Given to You (Reprise) The Company
I'm Beautiful Libby Callan and the Marines
Rough Times Libby Callan and Gene
Yours, All Yours Woodrow Truesmith, Sue Anne Barnes and Ensemble
Won't You Marry Me? (Reprise) Woodrow Truesmith
Hail, the Conquering Hero! (Reprise) Entire Company
Only Rainbows (Reprise) Entire Company