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Virginia    "An American Musical Romance"

Center Theatre, (9/02/1937 - 10/23/1937)
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Opening Date: Sep 02, 1937    
Closing Date: Oct 23, 1937 Total Performances: 60

Category: Musical, Romance, Original, Broadway
Setting: Virginia. 1775.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned by The Rockefellers
Produced by The Center Theatre (John Kenneth Hyatt, Managing Director)
Book by Laurence Stallings and Owen Davis; Music by Arthur Schwartz; Lyrics by Albert Stillman; Music orchestrated by Ardon Cornwell, Hans Spialek, Phil Wall, Will Vodery and Maurice Baron; Vocal arrangements by Lee Montgomery and Ken Christie
Staged by Leon Leonidoff; Book directed by Edward Clarke Lilley; Choreographed by Florence Rogge
Scenic Design by Lee Simonson; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff
General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Stage Manager: Paul Porter; Assistant Stage Mgr: Burton McEvilly, William Torpey and Richard Whale; Technical Director: Frank Hall
Musical Supervisor: Don Voorhees
Press Representative: Willard Keefe; Press Associate: Lorella Val-Mery; Assistant to Mr. Leonidoff: Nicholas Daks and Alfred Stern
Cast
Martha Adamson
Ensemble
Ajax
Fire-Eater
Player of the Street Fair
James Allison
Ensemble
Nelson Ames
Ensemble
Viola Anderson
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Avis Andrews
Miranda
Elizabeth Andrews
Ensemble
Gene Archer
Ensemble
Bruce Barclay
Ensemble
Milton Barnette
Corps du Ballet member
Mona Barrie
Lady Agatha
John Barry
Ensemble
George Beach
Ensemble
Clarence Beasley
Slave Child
Bertha Belmore
Minnie Fortesque
Max Benson
Ensemble
Margaret Benton
Ensemble
Alice Berwald
Ensemble
Anne Booth
Sylvia Laurence
Geraldine Bork
Ensemble
Patricia Bowman
Prima Ballerina of Drury Lane
Virginia Browning
Corps du Ballet member
Nigel Bruce
His Excellency, Governor of the Colony
John W. Bubbles
Scipio
Ford L. Buck
Hannibal
Boris Butleroff
Corps du Ballet member
Jack Carr
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Helen Carroll
Daphne
Ensemble
Tania Clell
Corps du Ballet member
G. Congreve
Ensemble
Don Cortez
Ensemble
Henry Davis
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
John Diggs
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Mable Downs
Ensemble
Janice Dremann
Ensemble
Laura Duncan
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Ranolds Dupler
Ensemble
John Eldon
Ensemble
Maurice Ellis
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Sally Ellis
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Esta Elman
Phyllis
Ensemble
James Evans & Co.
Juggler
Player of the Street Fair
Gordon Felts
Ensemble
Doris Fischer
Child of the Gentry
Leon Fokine
Corps du Ballet member
Marie Fox
Ensemble
Ed. Galloway
Ensemble
Herbert Garstin
Town Crier
Margo Gavin
Ensemble
Ray Giles
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Herbert Goff
Ensemble
Ronald Graham
Colonel Richard Fairfax
of the Virginia Rangers
Gail Grant
Corps du Ballet member
Marie Grimaldi
Corps du Ballet member
Val Gueral
Corps du Ballet member
Katie Hall
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Lansing Hatfield
Captain Boyd
of the Virginia Rangers
Gladys Haverty
Ensemble
Hermoine Hawkins
Corps du Ballet member
Lola Hayes
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Margaret Hayness
Corps du Ballet member
Dennis Hoey
Sir Guy Carleton
Bruce Howard
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Louisa Howard
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Mabel Howard
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Polly Iuen
Corps du Ballet member
Lo Iven
Corps du Ballet member
Norman Jackson
Ensemble
Eleanor James
Corps du Ballet member
Charlotte Junius
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Nora Kaye
Corps du Ballet member
George Kiddon
Corps du Ballet member
Karl Kohrs
Ensemble
Leona Krauss
Ensemble
Robert Landine
Ensemble
Anna Lazarevich
Corps du Ballet member
Bubblesette Leacock
Slave Child
Linn Ledford
Ensemble
James Lillard
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Gene Lockhart
Fortesque
of Drury Lane
Thalia Mara
Corps du Ballet member
Anthony Marvin
Ensemble
Joseph Meyer
Ensemble
Margaret Miller
Corps du Ballet member
Doris Moore
Ensemble
Charlotte Mount
Corps du Ballet member
Mae Muth
Ensemble
Fyodor Nazinoff
Corps du Ballet member
Doris Newcomb
Corps du Ballet member
Eunice Northup
Ensemble
Martha Pacina
Corps du Ballet member
Muriel Pack
Corps du Ballet member
George Prentice
Puppet Master
Player of the Street Fair
David Preston
Corps du Ballet member
Marion Raber
Ensemble
Robert Raines
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
John Ravold
A Patriot
Billy Redfield
Child of the Gentry
Gordon Richards
Captain Somerset
A.D.C. to the Governor
Bruce Rogers
Ensemble
Margaret Rogers
Corps du Ballet member
Peggy Romano
Child of the Gentry
Rosa Rubenstein
Ensemble
Nina Sabatini
Corps du Ballet member
Joseph Scandur
Ensemble
Tom Scott
Ensemble
Winton Sears
Ensemble
Zelda Shelton
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Morrie Siegel
Ensemble
Maude Simmons
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Gus Simons
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Ed Smith
Ensemble
Irene Soussanin
Corps du Ballet member
Sylvia Stone
Ensemble
Tatyanna
Ensemble
Harold Taub
Corps du Ballet member
Tom Tempest
Major-Domo
Stage Doorman
Charles Timpson
Slave Child
Adrienne Toner
Corps du Ballet member
Valia Valentinoff
Premier Dancer of Drury Lane
Gladys Vincent
Ensemble
Grace Walsh
Corps du Ballet member
Howard Warriner
Ensemble
Charles Welch
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Alma Wertley
Corps du Ballet member
Lewis White
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
W. W. Whitfield
Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Katherine Wilson
Corps du Ballet member
David Worth
Corps du Ballet member
Irene Zambelli
Corps du Ballet member
music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Albert Stillman
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Virginia Captain Boyd and Ensemble
We Had to Rehearse Ensemble
An Old Flame Never Dies
(lyrics by Albert Stillman and Laurence Stallings)
Sylvia Laurence and Ensemble
Send One Angel Down Miranda and Choir
We Had to Rehearse (Reprise) Ensemble
My Bridal Gown
(lyrics by Albert Stillman and Laurence Stallings)
Sylvia Laurence
Good and Lucky Scipio, Miranda and Hannibal
It's Our Duty to the King His Excellency, Governor of the Colony and Ensemble
If You Were Someone Else Colonel Richard Fairfax and Ensemble
Goodbye Jonah Scipio and Choir
An Old Flame Never Dies (Reprise)
(lyrics by Albert Stillman and Laurence Stallings)
Colonel Richard Fairfax, Sylvia Laurence and Lady Agatha
My Heart Is Dancing Sylvia Laurence, Prima Ballerina of Drury Lane and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Meet Me at the Fair Ensemble
If You Were Someone Else (Reprise) Colonel Richard Fairfax and Sylvia Laurence
Why Must I Play the Lady? Lady Agatha and Girls
You and I Know
(lyrics by Laurence Stallings and Albert Stillman)
Sylvia Laurence and Colonel Richard Fairfax
Fee-Fie-Fo-Fum Girls
I'll Be Sittin' in De Lap o' De Lord Miranda, Scipio, Hannibal and Choir
You and I Know (Reprise)
(lyrics by Laurence Stallings and Albert Stillman)
Colonel Richard Fairfax and Sylvia Laurence
Virginia (Reprise) Entire Company