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Where's Charley?   

St. James Theatre, (10/11/1948 - 9/09/1950)
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Opening Date: Oct 11, 1948    
Closing Date: Sep 09, 1950 Total Performances: 792

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Summer, 1892.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by the 138 West 48th St. Theatre Co., Inc.
Produced by Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin; Produced in association with Gwen Rickard
Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Book by George Abbott; Based on the play "Charley's Aunt" by Brandon Thomas; Music orchestrated by Ted Royal, Hans Spialek and Phil Lang; Vocal arrangements and direction by Gerry Dolin; Musical Director: Max Goberman
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by George Balanchine
Scenic Design by David Ffolkes; Costume Design by David Ffolkes
General Manager: Leo Rose
Production Stage Manager: Robert Griffith; Stage Manager: Dan Sattler
Music Contractor: Henry Topper
General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Press Representative: Mary March
Cast
Ray Bolger
Charley Wykeham
Horace Cooper
Mr. Spettigue
Paul England
Sir Francis Chesney
Jane Lawrence
Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez
Allyn Ann McLerie
Amy Spettigue
Doretta Morrow
Kitty Verdun
Byron Palmer
Jack Chesney
Rae Abruzzo
Singer
John Allen
Singer
Marian Baird
Singer
Robert Baird
Singer
Vicki Barrett
Dancer
Mary Alice Bingham
Dancer
James Bird
Singer
Douglas Deane
Reggie
Dancer
Geraldine Delaney
Dancer
Alex Dunaeff
Dancer
Marge Ellis
Dancer
George Enke
Dancer
Marie Foster
Patricia
Dancer
John Friend
Dancer
A Professor
Dan Gallagher
Singer
Bobby Harrell
Dancer
Bob Held
Singer
Jane Judge
Singer
Edgar Kent
Wilkinson
Ray Kyle
Dancer
James Lane
Photographer
John Lynds
Brassett
Cornell MacNeil
Singer
Marcia Maier
Dancer
Betty Oakes
Singer
Eleanor Parker
Singer
Hazel Patterson
Dancer
Stowe Phelps
Singer
Katharine Reeve
Singer
Walter Rinner
Dancer
Nina Starkey
Dancer
Susan Stewart
Dancer
Gloria Sullivan
Singer
Ernest Taylor
Singer
Bill Weber
Dancer
Irene Weston
Singer
Ken Whelan
Dancer
Understudies: James Bird (Photographer, Reggie), Douglas Deane (Charley Wykeham), Marie Foster (Amy Spettigue), Dan Gallagher (Sir Francis Chesney), James Lane (Mr. Spettigue), Cornell MacNeil (Jack Chesney), Betty Oakes (Kitty Verdun), Stowe Phelps (Brassett), Katharine Reeve (Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez) and Ernest Taylor (Wilkinson)
Tony Award®
winner 1949 Best Actor (Musical) [winner]
Ray Bolger
Theatre World
winner 1949 Award [recipient]
Allyn Ann McLerie
winner 1949 Award [recipient]
Byron Palmer
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
The Years Before Us Students
Better Get Out of Here Charley Wykeham, Amy Spettigue, Kitty Verdun and Jack Chesney
The New Ashmolean Marching Society and Students' Conservatory Band Jack Chesney, Amy Spettigue, Kitty Verdun, Dancer, Student and Young Ladies
My Darling, My Darling Jack Chesney and Kitty Verdun
Make a Miracle Charley Wykeham and Amy Spettigue
Serenade with Asides Mr. Spettigue
Lovelier Than Ever Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez, Sir Francis Chesney, Students and Young Ladies
The Woman in His Room Amy Spettigue
Pernambuco Charley Wykeham, Amy Spettigue and the "Pernambucans"
ACT 2 Sung By
Where's Charley? Jack Chesney, Singers, Students and Young Ladies
Once in Love with Amy Charley Wykeham
The Gossips Patricia, Dancer and Singers
At the Red Rose Cotillion Jack Chesney, Kitty Verdun and Guests