Opening Date

May 05, 1952

Closing Date

Apr 18, 1953

MusicalComedyOriginalNational Tour

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Setting
The play is laid in two mythical countries. One is called Lichtenburg. The other is the United States.

Comments
The three principals from the Broadway company (Ethel Merman, Russel Nype, and Richard Eastham) reprised their roles for this tour's opening engagement in Washington DC. There was a special matinee on Friday, May 30, 1952 where their successors (Elaine Stritch, David Daniels, and Kent Smith, respectively) performed prior to taking over the roles full-time on June 2, 1952 in Philadelphia. Merman, Nype, and Eastham were all in the audience for this performance.

Produced by Leland Hayward
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse; Music by Irving Berlin; Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Additional Orchestrations: Joe Glover; Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot and Jesse Meeker
Directed by George Abbott; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois
Conducted by Phil Ingalls
Mrs. Sally Adams
May 05, 1952 - May 31, 1952
Senator Gallagher
Pemberton Maxwell
Cosmo Constantine
May 05, 1952 - May 31, 1952
Congressman Wilkins
Hugo Tantinnin
May 05, 1952 - Sep 27, 1952
Kenneth Gibson
May 05, 1952 - May 31, 1952
Princess Maria
Senator Brockbank
Singer
Principal Dancer
Singer
Singer
Dancer
Singer
Grand Duchess Sophie
Supreme Court Justice
 
Grand Duke Otto
Henry Gibson
 
Court Chamberlain
Principal Dancer
Sebastian Sebastian
Singer
Butler
 
Singer
Singer
Dancer
Dancer
Principal Dancer
The Secretary of State
Dancer
A Maid
Singer
Dancer
Principal Dancer
Secretary to Mrs. Adams
Dancer
Dancer
Singer
May 05, 1952 - Sep 27, 1952
Singer
Singer
 
Singer
Standby: Elaine Stritch (Mrs. Sally Adams)
Understudy: Will Scholz (Hugo Tantinnin)

Cast

Elaine Stritch
Also performed at the matinee on May 30, 1952
Mrs. Sally Adams
Jun 02, 1952 - Apr 18, 1953
David Daniels
Also performed at the matinee on May 30, 1952
Kenneth Gibson
Jun 02, 1952 - Apr 18, 1953
Hugo Tantinnin
Sep 29, 1952 - Apr 18, 1953
Kent Smith
Also performed at the matinee on May 30, 1952
Cosmo Constantine
Jun 02, 1952 - Apr 18, 1953
Princess Maria
The Secretary of State
Secretary to Mrs. Adams
Standby: Rae Abruzzo (Mrs. Sally Adams)
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Engagement Dates

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City and State

Jan 20, 1953 - Apr 18, 1953
Chicago, IL
Jan 12, 1953 - Jan 17, 1953
Baltimore, MD
Dec 15, 1952 - Jan 10, 1953
Philadelphia, PA
Dec 08, 1952 - Dec 13, 1952
Rochester, NY
Nov 10, 1952 - Nov 29, 1952
Detroit, MI
Nov 03, 1952 - Nov 08, 1952
Dayton, OH
Oct 13, 1952 - Oct 25, 1952
St. Louis, MO
Sep 29, 1952 - Oct 04, 1952
St. Paul, MN
Sep 22, 1952 - Sep 27, 1952
Minneapolis, MN
Sep 18, 1952 - Sep 20, 1952
Des Moines, IA
Sep 15, 1952 - Sep 17, 1952
Omaha, NE
Sep 08, 1952 - Sep 09, 1952
Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 28, 1952 - Aug 23, 1952
San Francisco, CA
Jun 23, 1952 - Jul 26, 1952
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 16, 1952 - Jun 20, 1952
Kansas City, MO
Jun 09, 1952 - Jun 14, 1952
Cleveland, OH
Jun 02, 1952 - Jun 07, 1952
Pittsburgh, PA
May 05, 1952 - May 31, 1952
Washington, DC