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Shubert Theatre, (11/18/1961 - 2/24/1962)
First Preview: Nov 16, 1961 Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Nov 18, 1961    
Closing Date: Feb 24, 1962 Total Performances: 113

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: 1904, Vienna.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden
Book by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin; Music by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz; Lyrics by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz; Suggested by "Anatol" by Arthur Schnitzler; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene; Musical Director: Herbert Greene; Dance arrangements by Robert Starer
Directed by Gerald Freedman; Musical Staging by Herbert Ross
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Max Allentuck; Company Manager: Milton Pollack
Production Stage Manager: Kermit Kegley; Stage Manager: Cliff Cothren
Associate Conductor: Karen Gustafson; Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff; Supervisor Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
Magical Illusions Created and Designed by Jack Adams
General Press Representative: Dick Weaver; Casting: Lillian Stein
Walter Chiari
Barbara Cook
Liesl Brandel
Jules Munshin
Loring Smith
Herr Brandel
Jack Adams
The Great Gaston
Elizabeth Allen
Kip Andrews
Dancing Ensemble
Ken Ayers
Singing Ensemble
Loyce Baker
Singing Ensemble
Jeanne Bal
Karoly Barta
Dancing Ensemble
Joan Bishop
Singing Ensemble
Bonnie Brandon
Dancing Ensemble
June Card
Singing Ensemble
Carolyn Clark
Dancing Ensemble
Sterling Clark
Dancing Ensemble
Thatcher Clarke
Dancing Ensemble
Yvonne Constant
Leonard Elliott
Luce Ennis
Singing Ensemble
Marion Fels
Dancing Ensemble
Carol Flemming
Dancing Ensemble
Leslie Franzos
Dancing Ensemble
Rico Froehlich
Russell Goodwin
Singing Ensemble
Jeanne Grant
Singing Ensemble
Bettye Jenkins
Dancing Ensemble
Patrick King
Dancing Ensemble
Ray Kirchner
Dancing Ensemble
Louis Kosman
Dancing Ensemble
Ted Lambrinos
Singing Ensemble
Lu Leonard
Frau Brandel
Carl Nicholas
Singing Ensemble
Hal Norman
Singing Ensemble
Carole O'Hara
Singing Ensemble
Doris Ortiz
Dancing Ensemble
Michael Quinn
Singing Ensemble
Nancy Radcliffe
Singing Ensemble
Tony Russo
Singing Ensemble
Joanne Spiller
Singing Ensemble
Michel Stuart
Dancing Ensemble
Gerald Teijelo
Dancing Ensemble
Eleonore Treiber
Dancing Ensemble
Aura Vainio
Dancing Ensemble
Jenny Workman
Dancing Ensemble
Standby: Stephen Elliott (Anatol)
Understudies: June Card (Mimi), Luce Ennis (Liesl Brandel), Rico Froehlich (Franz, The Great Gaston), Michael Quinn (Herr Brandel), Nancy Radcliffe (Anna, Helene) and Joanne Spiller (Frau Brandel)
Tony Award®
1962 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Elizabeth Allen
1962 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Oliver Smith
winner 1962 Best Costume Design [winner]
Lucinda Ballard
1962 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Herbert Greene
ACT 1 Sung By
What A Charming Couple Ensemble
Why Go Anywhere at All? Helene
Bring Your Darling Daughter Max and Ensemble
Now I'm Ready for a Frau Anatol and Max
Magic Moment Liesl Brandel
Who Can? You Can Anatol and Liesl Brandel
Oh, Mein Liebchen Ensemble
The Label on the Bottle (Song and Dance) Liesl Brandel
This Kind of a Girl Anatol and Liesl Brandel
The Bloom Is Off the Rose Max and Male Ensemble
Who Can? You Can (Reprise) Ensemble
Now I'm Ready for a Frau (Reprise) Anatol
Magic Moment (Reprise) Liesl Brandel
ACT 2 Sung By
I'm Glad I'm Single Max and Male Ensemble
I'm Glad I'm Single (Reprise) Male Ensemble
Now I'm Ready for a Frau (Reprise) Anatol and Max
Something You Never Had Before Liesl Brandel
You Will Never Be Lonely Frau Brandel, Herr Brandel and Ensemble
You're Not the Type Anatol and Liesl Brandel
Come A-Wandering With Me Magda and Male Dancers
I Never Had a Chance Anatol
I Wouldn't Marry You Liesl Brandel
For the First Time Anatol