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The Show is On   

Winter Garden Theatre, (9/18/1937 - 10/02/1937)
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Opening Date: Sep 18, 1937    
Closing Date: Oct 02, 1937 Total Performances: 17

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts
This production is a return engagement of The Show is On (12/25/1936 - 7/17/1937)


Production Staff
Produced by Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.)
Sketches by David Freedman; "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart; Music mostly by Vernon Duke; Lyrics mostly by Ted Fetter; Additional music by Hoagy Carmichael, Arthur Schwartz, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Herman Hupfeld, Will Irwin and Richard Rodgers; Additional lyrics by Stanley Adams, Howard Dietz, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Herman Hupfeld, Norman Zeno and Lorenz Hart; Music orchestrated by Gordon Jenkins; Additional orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Hans Spialek
Staged by Vincente Minnelli; Conceived by Vincente Minnelli; Sketches directed by Edward Clarke Lilley; Choreographed by Robert Alton; "Casanova" choreographed by Harry Losee
Production Design by Vincente Minnelli
Conducted by Gordon Jenkins
Cast
Marion Allen
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Gene Ashley
The Cardinal
Casanova
Chloe
Cakewalk
Mildred Baker
The Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Muriel Baker
The Three Witches
Prologue
Jack Barrett
Shylock
Prologue
The Doge of Venice
Casanova
Hazel Boffinger
The Broth
Prologue
Page Girl
Buy Yourself a Balloon
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Kenneth Bostock
Rosencranz
Prologue
Casanova's Major Domo
Casanova
Charles Bowers
Performer
Letitia Bring
The Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Edward Browne
Uncle Tom
Cakewalk
Roy Campbell's Continentals
The Angels of the Show
Prologue
"Parade Night" Performer
Mary Ann Carr
The Grand Duchess
Casanova
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Andre Charise
The Grand Duke
Casanova
Simon Legree
Cakewalk
Armand
The Reading of the Play
Roy Cropper
"Now" Performer
"By Strauss" Performer
John Edwards
Brutus
Prologue
Hugh Ellsworth
Casanova's Secretary
Casanova
Lawyer Marks
Cakewalk
John Englert
"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
Jack Good
"What Has He Got?" Performer
Malcolm St. Clair
Cakewalk
"Little Old Lady" Performer
Jack Goode
"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
Jack C. Grey
The Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Pearl Harris
The Three Witches
Prologue
Robert Herring
Stage Manager
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Eugene Howard
Mr. Higgins
Taxes! Taxes!
Radio Announcer
A Lesson in French
"Parade Night" Performer
The Straight Man
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Willie Howard
Bert Larrimore
Taxes! Taxes!
Professor Pierre Ginsburg
A Lesson in French
Mihael
Tovarich
"Song of the Woodman" Performer
Putty Nose
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Vivian Howe
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Barbara Hunter
The Three Witches
Prologue
Rose King
Go Go Benuti
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
Mrs. Slemp
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
"Buy Yourself a Balloon" Performer
Mlle. Leonore
The Reading of the Play
Miss Abernathy
Animals Past and Present
A Strip Teaser
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Jerrie Koban
Casanova's Mistress
Casanova
Second Girl
Burlesque
Terry Lawlor
"The Show is On" Performer
"Now" Performer
"Casanova" Performer
"Long As You've Got Your Health" Performer
Eliza
Cakewalk
"By Strauss" Performer
Lyda Sue Leeds
"What Has He Got?" Performer
"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
"By Strauss" Dancer
"Little Old Lady" Performer
Arnold Lenhart
Gildenstern
Prologue
Warren Bruce
The Reading of the Play
Dave Mallen
King Lear
Prologue
Crunch
Taxes! Taxes!
Gielgud's Valet
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mr. Jackson
Tovarich
Skeggs
Cakewalk
The Producer
The Reading of the Play
Major Domo
Burlesque
Jack McCauley
"Animals Past and Present" Announcer
John McCauley
Shakespeare
Prologue
Al Fleegle
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
John Gielgud
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
A Visitor
Tovarich
Flyde Twitch
The Reading of the Play
"Burlesque" Announcer
Gertrude Medwin
Queen Elizabeth
Burlesque
Evelyn Mills
Little Eva
Cakewalk
Jean Moorehead
Casanova's Maid
Casanova
First Girl
Burlesque
Della Muir
Madame Pompadour
Burlesque
Marion Murray
Cleopatra
Prologue
Third Girl
Burlesque
Gifford Nash
Irate Gentleman
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Paul Owen
Romeo
Prologue
Alphonse
The Reading of the Play
Sir Walter Raleigh
Burlesque
Mischa Pompianov
Marc Antony
Prologue
Harry Rogue
Caesar's Ghost
Prologue
Casanova's Valet
Casanova
Polly Rose
Juliet
Prologue
Fanny
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mrs. Jackson
Tovarich
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Richard Satterfield
Othello
Prologue
Usher
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Ruth Scheim
"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
Clare Scott
Topsy
Cakewalk
Laurie Shevlin
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Marcella Swanson
Desdemona
Prologue
Niesa
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Tatiana
Tovarich
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Peggy Thomas
Aunt Ophelia
Cakewalk
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Demetrios Vilan
"Now" Dancer
Casanova
Casanova
Mildred Webb
Ophelia
Prologue
"Now" Dancer
The Modern Girl
Casanova
Duke Williams
Fan Bearer
Prologue
Chic York
Gielgud's Manager
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Pierre
The Reading of the Play
Prof. Stanislouse McCupcake
Animals Past and Present
"Epilogue" Performer

ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue
(music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Howard Dietz)
Ensemble
The Show Is On
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
(music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart)
Go Go Benuti
Now
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
What Has He Got?
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Ensemble
Casanova
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Long As You've Got Your Health
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Norman Zeno)
Buy Yourself a Balloon
(music by Herman Hupfeld; lyrics by Herman Hupfeld)
Parade Night
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
the Continentals
Cakewalk
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
By Strauss
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Song of the Woodman
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Little Old Lady
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Stanley Adams)
Girls
Epilogue
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Entire Company