MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Feb 25, 1953
Closing Date
Jul 03, 1954
Performances
559
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Winter Garden Theatre
(Feb 25, 1953 - Jul 03, 1954)

Setting
Greenwich Village in the '30s.

Theatre Owned / Operated by J. J. Shubert
Produced by Robert Fryer
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Based on "My Sister Eileen" by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov; Based on stories by Ruth McKenney; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Assistant to Don Walker: Seymour Ginzler and Sid Ramin; Assistant to Lehman Engel: Bill Jonson
Directed by George Abbott; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Donald Saddler; Uncredited show doctoring by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Miss Russell's costumes designed by Mainbocher; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark; Assistant to Raoul Pene du Bois: Mason Arvold, Willa Kim and Waldo Angelo
General Manager: Charles Harris
Production Stage Manager: Robert Griffith; Stage Manager: Hal Prince; Assistant Stage Mgr: Edmund Balin
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
Assistant to Donald Saddler: Albia Kavan; Press Representative: Phyllis Perlman and Marian Byram; Associate Press Representative: David Powers
Ruth Sherwood
Feb 25, 1953 - Apr 03, 1954
Eileen Sherwood
Frank Lippencott
Chick Clark
Robert Baker
Appopolous
 
Italian Waiter
 
Greenwich Villager
 
Policeman
Greenwich Villager
Delivery Boy
 
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Speedy Valenti
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Second Cadet
 
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Strange Man
 
Italian Chef
 
Policeman
Tour Guide
 
Associate Editor
 
Greenwich Villager
 
Policeman
Violet
 
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Mrs. Wade
Greenwich Villager
Officer Lonigan
Greenwich Villager
 
Policeman
Greenwich Villager
Associate Editor
 
Policeman
First Cadet
 
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Drunk
 
Shore Patrolman
 
Greenwich Villager
 
Policeman
Greenwich Villager
Ruth's Escort
 
Greenwich Villager
 
Policeman
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Understudies: Delbert Anderson (Chick Clark), Geraldine Delaney (Helen), Warren Galjour (Speedy Valenti), Betty Gillette (Eileen Sherwood), Pat Johnson (Eileen Sherwood), Joe Layton (Wreck), Lee Papell (Appopolous), Hal Prince (Frank Lippencott), Helen Rice (Mrs. Wade), Chris Robinson (Robert Baker) and Patricia Wilkes (Ruth Sherwood)

Winter Garden Theatre (Feb 25, 1953 - Jul 03, 1954)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Walter Rinner

Cast

Ruth Sherwood
Apr 05, 1954 - Jul 03, 1954
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Hermit
Greenwich Villager
Policeman
 
Greenwich Villager
Hermit
 
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Greenwich Villager
Understudies: Ruth Anne Fleming (Eileen Sherwood), Mike Mason (Wreck) and Jean Sincere (Ruth Sherwood)
music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden
Act 1
Sung By
Christopher Street
Tour Guide and The Villagers
Ohio
Ruth Sherwood and Eileen Sherwood
Conquering New York
Ruth Sherwood, Eileen Sherwood, First Cadet, Violet and The Villagers
One Hundred Easy Ways
Ruth Sherwood
What a Waste
Robert Baker and Associate Editors
Ruth's Story Vignettes
Rexford, Mr. Mallory, Danny, Trent and Ruth Sherwood
A Little Bit in Love
Eileen Sherwood
Pass the Football
Wreck and The Villagers
Conversation Piece
Ruth Sherwood, Eileen Sherwood, Frank Lippencott, Robert Baker and Chick Clark
A Quiet Girl
Robert Baker
Conga! (Danced by the Cadets)
Ruth Sherwood
Act 2
Sung By
My Darlin' Eileen
Eileen Sherwood, Drunk and Policeman
Swing
Ruth Sherwood and Villagers
Ohio (Reprise)
Ruth Sherwood and Eileen Sherwood
It's Love (Reprise)
Robert Baker and The Villagers
Wrong Note Rag
Ruth Sherwood, Eileen Sherwood and The Villagers

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1953 Winner
Book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Produced by Robert Fryer

Best Actress in a Musical

1953 Winner
Rosalind Russell

Best Scenic Design

1953 Winner
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois

Choreographer

1953 Winner
Choreographed by Donald Saddler

Conductor and Musical Director

1953 Winner
Musical Director: Lehman Engel

Theatre World

Award

1953 Recipient
Edith Adams
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