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The Firebrand of Florence   

Alvin Theatre, (3/22/1945 - 4/28/1945)
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Opening Date: Mar 22, 1945    
Closing Date: Apr 28, 1945 Total Performances: 43

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: 1535. Public Square in Florence. The Standards of Florence. Cellini's workshop. The City gates. The Garden of the Summer Palace. A loggia in the City Palace. Grand Council Chamber of the Palace. The Standards of France. The Palace of the King of France.


Production Staff
Produced by Max Gordon
Music by Kurt Weill; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Book by Edwin Justus Mayer and Ira Gershwin; Based on the play by Edwin Justus Mayer; Musical Director: Maurice Abravanel; Music arranged by Kurt Weill; Music orchestrated by Kurt Weill
Staged by John Murray Anderson; Book directed by John Haggott; Choreographed by Catherine Littlefield
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois
General Manager: Ben A. Boyar; Company Manager: Rube Bernstein
Stage Manager: William McFadden
Press Representative: Nat Dorfman
Cast
Lynn Alden
Apprentice
Paul Best
Marquis
Mary Alice Bingham
Fiorinetta
Doris Blake
The "Titian" model
Hubert Bland
Pantalone
John Cassidy
Apprentice
Perdita Chandler
The "Bronzino" model
Melville Cooper
Duke
James Dobson
Ascanio
Rose Marie Elliot
The "Veronese" model
Bert Freed
Souvenir Man
Norma Gentner
Columbina
Walter Graf
Major-Domo
Marion Green
Magistrate
Jean Guelis
Harlequin
Yvette Heap
The "Leonardo da Vinci" model
Boyd Heathen
Maffio
Ferdi Hoffman
Ottaviano
Marya Iverson
The "Botticelli" model
Eric Kristen
Pierot
Kenneth Le Roy
Gelfomino
Lotte Lenya
Duchess
Don Marshall
Tartman
Allen Noel
Court Clerk
Gedda Petry
The "Raphael" model
Walter Rinner
Apprentice
Charles Sheldon
Captain of the Guard
Frank Stevens
Apprentice
Gloria Story
Emelia
Randolph Symonette
Hangman
Beverly Tyler
Angela
William Vaux
Dottore
Billy Williams
Page
Earl Wrightson
Cellini
Swing: Lys Bert
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
ACT 1 Sung By
Songs of the Hangman Hangman and Two Assistants
Come to Florence Hangman, Chorale Ensemble, Harlequin, Columbina and Commedia Dell' Arte Dancers
My Lords and Ladies Cellini, Apprentices and Chorale Ensemble
There Was Life, There Was Love, There Was Laughter Cellini and Chorale Ensemble
You're Far Too Near Me Angela and Cellini
Allessandro the Wise Duke and Chorale Ensemble
I Am Happy Here Duke, Ottaviano, Cellini, Angela, Marquis, Emelia and Chorale Ensemble
Sing Me Not a Ballad Duchess and Four Courtiers
When the Duchess Is Away Captain of the Guard, Duke, Four Courtiers, Emelia and Chorale Ensemble
There'll Be Live, Love and Laughter Cellini and Angela
I Know Where There's a Cozy Nook Duke, Angela and Cellini
The Nighttime Is No Time for Thinking Emelia, Duke, Angela and Chorale Ensemble
Dizzily, Busily Emelia, Chorale Ensemble, Harlequin, Columbina and Commedia Dell' Arte Dancers
ACT 2 Sung By
You're Far Too Near Me (Reprise) Angela and Cellini
The Little Naked Boy Angela and Female Choral Ensemble
My Dear Benvenuto Cellini and Angela
Just in Case Captain of the Guard and Soldiers of the Duchy
A Rhyme for Angela Duke, Poets and Ladies in Waiting
The World Is Full of Villains Duke, Clerks, Magistrates and Chorale Ensemble
You Have to Do What You Do Do Cellini, Duke, Two Ladies of Paris, Marquis, Duchess, Ottaviano, Magistrate and Chorale Ensemble
Love Is My Enemy Cellini and Angela
The Little Naked Boy (Reprise) Duchess and Angela
Come to Paris Marquis, Two Ladies of Paris and Chorale Ensemble
There'll Be Live, Love and Laughter Entire Ensemble