Imperial Theatre, (11/09/1938 - 7/15/1939)

Opening Date: Nov 09, 1938
Closing Date: Jul 15, 1939
Total Performances: 291

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: City Room of Paris & Chicago "World Tribune." Gare de l'Est, Paris. A park, Moscow. Rooms in American Embassy, Moscow. Thomas' hotel suite, Moscow. Red Square. A droshka. A steppe. Railroad station.
Comments: Returned to the Imperial 9/4/1939, closing 9/16/1939 (16 additional performances)

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Imperial Theatre Corporation

Produced by Vinton Freedley

Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Book by Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack; Based on the play "Clear All Wires" by Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack; Musical Director: Robert Emmett Dolan; Music orchestrated by Donald J. Walker

Staged by Sam Spewack; Choreographed by Robert Alton

Scenic Design by Albert R. Johnson; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois

Business Manager: John Yorke

Stage Director: Harry Howell; Stage Manager: James W. Carr

Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden; Press Representative: Karl N. Bernstein

Opening Night Cast

William GaxtonBuckley Joyce Thomas
Victor MooreAlonzo P. Goodhue
Mary MartinDolly Winslow
Sophie TuckerMrs. Goodhue
AprilMrs. Goodhue's Daughter
Walter ArminFrench Conductor
French Ambassador
Alexander AsroSozanoff
Monica BannisterGuest
Vicki BellingOne of Les Girls
Dorothy BensonOne of Les Girls
Stanton BierSecretary
Alexis BolanForeign Minister
Ruth BondFirst Secretary
One of Les Girls
Evelyn BonefineGuest
Chet BreeReporter
Charles CampbellMackenzie
Dean CarltonJerry Granger
James W. CarrChauffeur
Mildred ChenavalMrs. Goodhue's Daughter
Don CortezWaiter
One of The Buccaneers
Ruth DayeMrs. Goodhue's Daughter
J. Colville DunnBritish Ambassador
John EliotMilitary Attache
One of The Buccaneers
Michael J. ForbesDecorator
One of The Buccaneers
Hans HansenGerman Ambassador
Pearl HarrisOne of Les Girls
Eddie HeislerOne of The Buccaneers
Beverly HosierSecond Secretary
One of Les Girls
Ivan IzmailovFolkin
Dorothea JacksonOne of Les Girls
Thomas JafolloDecorator
Italian Ambassador
One of The Buccaneers
Adele JergensGuest
Ruth JosephGuest
Joseph KalliniKostya
Evelyn KellyGuest
Gene KellySecretary to Mr. Goodhue
Maurice KellySecretary to Mr. Goodhue
June Le RoyOne of Les Girls
Nancy LeeOne of Les Girls
William LillingFirst Reporter
One of The Buccaneers
Walter LongSecretary to Mr. Goodhue
Peter LopoukinPeasant
Latvian Ambassador
George E. MackPhotographer
Japanese Ambassador
Walter MonroeSecond Reporter
Evelyn MoserOne of Les Girls
Walter MunroeOne of The Buccaneers
Audrey PalmerMrs. Goodhue's Daughter
John PanterNaval Attache
One of The Buccaneers
Mary Ann ParkerOne of Les Girls
Kay PictureMrs. Goodhue's Daughter
Barbara PondOne of Les Girls
Edward H. RobinsJ.H. Brody
Roy RossSecretary to Mr. Goodhue
Jean ScottOne of Les Girls
Veva SelwoodGuest
Jack SeymourSecretary to Mr. Goodhue
Lawrie ShevlinOne of Les Girls
Eugene SigaloffPrince Alexander Thomofsky
Zynaid SpencerOne of Les Girls
Jack StantonSecretary to Mr. Goodhue
Frances TannehillGuest
Marie VannemanOne of Les Girls
Marie VaughanOne of Les Girls
Matthew VodnoyGraustein


music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter

ACT 1 Sung By
How Do You Spell Ambassador?Reporters
We Drink to You, J.H. HardyBuckley Joyce Thomas and Guests
Vite, Vite, VitePorters and Girls
I'm Taking the Steps to RussiaMrs. Goodhue, Mrs. Goodhue's Daughters, Secretaries to Mr. Goodhue and Les Girls
Get Out of TownColette
When It's All Said and DoneBuckley Joyce Thomas, Dolly Winslow and Les Girls
Most Gentlemen Don't Like LoveMrs. Goodhue, Mrs. Goodhue's Daughters and Secretaries to Mr. Goodhue
Comrade AlonzoEnsemble
ACT 2 Sung By
From Now OnBuckley Joyce Thomas and Colette
I Want to Go HomeAlonzo P. Goodhue
My Heart Belongs to DaddyDolly Winslow
TomorrowMrs. Goodhue and Ensemble
Far, Far AwayBuckley Joyce Thomas and Colette
From the U.S.A. to the U.S.S.R.Alonzo P. Goodhue, Mrs. Goodhue and Mrs. Goodhue's Daughters

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Imperial Theatre

(11/9/1938 - 7/15/1939)
Musical Director: Max Meth.


Paul Bartels
Secretary to Mr. Goodhue
Dorothy Compton
Mildred Fenton
Dolly Winslow
Joel Friend
Secretary to Mr. Goodhue
Grace Gillen
One of Les Girls

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