Majestic Theatre, (10/10/1947 - 7/10/1948)

Opening Date: Oct 10, 1947
Closing Date: Jul 10, 1948
Total Performances: 315

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Joseph Taylor, Jr.'s hometown, his college town and a large city. Starting in 1905 on the day Joseph Taylor, Jr. is born, and following his life to his thirty-fifth year.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by Magoro Operating Corporation

Produced by The Theatre Guild (Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langner: Administrative Directors)

Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett; Dance arrangements by Trudi Rittman; Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola

Directed by Agnes de Mille; Choreographed by Agnes de Mille; Production Supervised by Lawrence Langner and Theresa Helburn; Associate Director: Armina Marshall

Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard

Company Manager: Peter Davis

Production Manager: Jerome Whyte; Stage Manager: Robert Calley and Herman Kantor

Conducted by Salvatore Dell'Isola; Choral Director: Crane Calder; Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff

Director of Choral Speech: Josephine Callan; Casting: John Fearnley; Press Representative: Joseph Heidt

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Opening Night Cast

Robert ArnoldSinger
Patricia BarkerDancer
Tommy BarraganSinger
James BarronDancer
John BattlesJoseph Taylor, Jr.
Bill BradleyJarman
a butler
Patricia BybellSinger
Addie
Robert ByrnPrincipal
Biology Professor
Singer
Joseph CarusoSinger
Stephen ChaseBrook Lansdale
William ChingDr. Joseph Taylor
Victor ClarkeSinger
David CollyerEnglish Professor
Singer
John ConteCharlie Townsend
Annamary DickeyMarjorie Taylor
Lawrence FletcherDr. Bigby Denby
Patricia GianinotoDancer
Ray HarrisonFriend of Joey
Bertram Woolhaven
Melissa HaydenDancer
Jean HoulooseMaid
Dancer
Charlotte HowardSinger
Edmund HowlandDancer
Julie HumphriesMillie
Singer
Helen HunterSinger
James JewellSinger
Roberta JonayJennie Brinker
Sylvia KarltonDot
Singer
Raymond KeastGreek Professor
Singer
Walter KelvinSinger
Lisa KirkEmily
Josephine LambertSinger
Kathryn LeeHazel
Christina LindSinger
William McCullyChemistry Professor
Singer
Harrison MullerGeorgie
Dancer
Robert NeukumSinger
Mary O'FallonSinger
Mariane OliphantDancer
Muriel O'MalleyGrandma Taylor
Ruth OstranderDancer
Lily PagetMrs. Lansdale
Singer
Paul ParksNed Brinker
Ralph PattersonSinger
Tom PerkinsDoorman
Edward PlattMayor
Minister
Singer
David PoleriSinger
Frances RainerMrs. Mulhouse
Dancer
Robert ReevesSinger
Yolanda RenaySinger
Blake RitterSinger
Philosophy Professor
Glenn ScandurSinger
Stanley SimmonsBicycle Boy
Wilson SmithCoach
Buckley
Singer
Sam SteenCheer Leader
Dancer
Mia StennSinger
Devida SewartSinger
Susan SvetlikMiss Lipscomb
Shakespeare Student
Dancer
Wesley SwailsSinger
Charles TateCheer Leader
Dancer
Evelyn TaylorMabel
Dancer
Gene TobinSinger
Lucille UdovickSinger
Katrina Van OssMolly
Ruth VranaSinger
Frank WestbrookFriend of Joey
Dancer
Ralph WilliamsDancer
Gloria WillsBeulah

Understudies: Patricia Barker (Hazel), Bill Bradley (Georgie), Robert Byrn (Buckley, Coach), David Collyer (Ned Brinker), Julie Humphries (Emily, Grandma Taylor, Marjorie Taylor), Helen Hunter (Addie), James Jewell (Joseph Taylor, Jr.), Sylvia Karlton (Beulah, Jennie Brinker, Molly), Christina Lind (Dot), William McCully (Brook Lansdale), Mary O'Fallon (Beulah, Millie, Molly), Ruth Ostrander (Hazel), Lily Paget (Grandma Taylor, Marjorie Taylor), Ralph Patterson (Philosophy Professor), Robert Reeves (Charlie Townsend), Blake Ritter (Dr. Bigby Denby, Minister), Wilson Smith (Dr. Joseph Taylor) and Katrina Van Oss (Jennie Brinker)

Songs

ACT 1 Sung By
Joseph Taylor, Jr.Entire Ensemble
I Know It Can Happen AgainGrandma Taylor
One Foot, Other FootSinging Ensemble and Ballet Ensemble
A Fellow Needs a GirlDr. Joseph Taylor and Marjorie Taylor
Freshman DanceEnsemble
A Darn Nice CampusJoseph Taylor, Jr. and Cheerleaders
The Purple and the BrownThe Freshmen
So FarBeulah
You Are Never AwayDr. Joseph Taylor, Jennie Brinker and Vocal Chorus
What a Lovely Day for the WeddingSinging Ensemble and Ned Brinker
It May Be a Good Idea for JoeCharlie Townsend
WeddingRelatives and Guests of the Bride and Groom
To Have and to HoldSinging Ensemble
Wish Them WellSinging Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Money Isn't EverythingJennie Brinker, Hazel, Addie, Millie and Dot
Hazel DancesHazel
Yatata, Yatata, YatataCharlie Townsend and Ensemble
The Gentleman Is a DopeEmily
AllegroEmily, Charlie Townsend, Joseph Taylor, Jr., Singing Ensemble, Hazel and Ballet Ensemble
Come HomeMarjorie Taylor
FinaleEntire Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Majestic Theatre

(10/10/1947 - 7/10/1948)

Cast

William Bradley
Dancer
Georgie
Andrea Downing
Dancer
Bernard Green
Doorman
Singer
Clarence Hall
Singer
Bob Herget
Bertram Woolhaven
Dancer
Robert Herget
Friend of Joey
Clara Knox
Dancer
Mrs. Mulhouse
John Laverty
Cheer Leader
Dancer
Gay Lawrence
Singer
Ralph Linn
Dancer
Therese Miele
Dancer
Ruth Ostrander
Miss Lipscomb
Stanley Simmons
Bertram Woolhaven
Dancer
Sam Steen
Bertram Woolhaven
Friend of Joey
Davidia Stewart
Singer
Susan Svetlik
Molly
Jean Tachau
Dancer
Gean Tobin
Singer
Katrina Van Oss
Beulah
Nanette Vezina
Singer
Frank Westbrook
Cheer Leader
Edward Weston
Dancer
Friend of Joey

Understudies: Charlotte Howard (Grandma Taylor, Marjorie Taylor), Davidia Stewart (Dot).


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