National Theatre, (12/16/1948 - 2/19/1949)
Broadhurst Theatre, (2/21/1949 - 10/08/1949)
Shubert Theatre, (10/10/1949 - 10/29/1949)
Mansfield Theatre, (10/31/1949 - 1/21/1950)

Opening Date: Dec 16, 1948
Closing Date: Jan 21, 1950
Total Performances: 460

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Select Theatres Corporation

Produced by William R. Katzell, Franklin Gilbert and William Eythe

Lyrics by Charles Gaynor; Book by Charles Gaynor; Additional sketches by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman; Musical Director: George Bauer; Music orchestrated by Clare Grundman; Music by Charles Gaynor; Additional arrangements by George Bauer; Vocal arrangements by Dorothy Freitag; Sketches by Charles Gaynor

Directed by Hal Gerson; Musical Staging by Gower Champion

Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois

General Manager: Michael Goldreyer

Production Stage Manager: David Kanter; Stage Manager: Peter Lawrence

Duo Pianist: George Bauer and Dorothy Freitag; Orchestra Personnel Manager: Gerald Rudy

General Press Representative: Samuel J. Friedman; Press Representative: Harvey Sabinson; Production Coordinator: Frances Deitz; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden

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Opening Night Cast

Yvonne AdairThe Secretary Who Sings
I'm Not in Love
Henry Jones' Mother
Friday Dancing Class
Ginger O'Toole
The Gladiola Girl
The Tourist
Santo Domingo
Miss Bridey
Friday Dancing Class
"Who Hit Me?" Singer
Anne Renee AndersonThe Patient
Neurotic You and Psychopathic Me
Singer
Girl
"The Gladiola Girl"
Mathilda
Words Without Song
Dorothy BabbsThe Girl in "Give Your Heart a Chance to Sing"
Give Your Heart a Chance to Sing
Girl
"The Gladiola Girl"
Dancer
The Girl in "Friday Dancing Class"
"Molly O'Reilly" Dancer
Carol ChanningWife
Power of the Press
Girl
"The Gladiola Girl"
Singer
Mrs. Playgoer
All the World's
Te Countess
Words Without Song
Henry Jones' Mother
Friday Dancing Class
"Three Little Queens of the Silver Screen" Singer
Al CheccoHenry Jones' Friend
Friday Dancing Class
Boy
"The Gladiola Girl"
Chorus
Words Without Song
A Bartender
All the World's
Alberto
Words Without Song
Peter ConlowA Boy
The Boss Who Dances
I'm Not in Love
Boy
"The Gladiola Girl"
"Molly O'Reilly" Dancer
Dancing Class Student
Robert DixonA Boy
Singer
The Boy
Give Your Heart a Chance to Sing
"Friday Dancing Class" Singer
Chorus
Words Without Song
"When Someone You Love Loves You" Singer
"Molly O'Reilly" Singer
William EytheThe Doctor
Neurotic You and Psychopathic Me
Announcer in "The Missing Road Company"
The Missing Road Company
Larry Van Patten
The Gladiola Girl
Mr. Playgoer
All the World's
Te Count
Words Without Song
Husband
Power of the Press
Nancy FranklinDancing Class Student
Antoinette GuhlkeDancing Class Student
Dancer
Chorus
Words Without Song
"When Someone You Love Loves You" Dancer
Hal HackettAnnouncer in "Words Without Song"
George HallHusband
Power of the Press
Skiddy Tyres
The Gladiola Girl
A Bartender
All the World's
Alberto
Words Without Song
Gloria HamiltonSinger
"I'm on the Lookout" Singer
"Friday Dancing Class" Singer
"When Someone You Love Loves You" Singer
Rosalie
The Gladiola Girl
"Molly O'Reilly" Singer
Bob HergetA Boy
Henry Jones' Friend
Friday Dancing Class
Dancing Class Student
Policeman
The Gladiola Girl
Chorus
Words Without Song
The Boss Who Dances
I'm Not in Love
Boy
"The Gladiola Girl"
The Boy
Give Your Heart a Chance to Sing
Beverly HosierSinger
Chorus
Words Without Song
"Friday Dancing Class" Singer
"Molly O'Reilly" Singer
Jenny Lou LawMiss Bridey
Friday Dancing Class
Chorus
Words Without Song
"Ballade" Singer
The Patient
Neurotic You and Psychopathic Me
Girl
"The Gladiola Girl"
Mathilda
Words Without Song
"Three Little Queens of the Silver Screen" Singer
Betty LowDancing Class Student
Arthur MaxwellA Boy
The Boss Who Dictates
I'm Not in Love
Singer
Boy
"The Gladiola Girl"
The Travel Agent
Santo Domingo
Announcer in "The Missing Road Company"
The Missing Road Company
The Boy
Give Your Heart a Chance to Sing
"Friday Dancing Class" Singer
"Molly O'Reilly" Singer
Announcer in "All the World's"
Tommy MortonA Boss Who Dances
Dancing Class Student
Boy
"The Gladiola Girl"
Chorus
Words Without Song
Gene NelsonA Boss Who Dances
Dancing Class Student
Dancer
Bob ScheererA Boy
A Boss Who Dances
Henry Jones
Friday Dancing Class
Boy
"The Gladiola Girl"
Dancer
Henry Jones
Friday Dancing Class
William SkipperDancing Class Student
The Boss Who Dances
I'm Not in Love
"When Someone You Love Loves You" Dancer
"Who Hit Me?" Dancer
Jeanine SmithSinger
Chorus
Words Without Song
"Friday Dancing Class" Singer
"Molly O'Reilly" Singer
Lee StacyThe Nurse
Neurotic You and Psychopathic Me
Dancing Class Student
Girl
"The Gladiola Girl"
Singer
Chorus
Words Without Song
"Three Little Queens of the Silver Screen" Singer
Larry StewartSinger
"Friday Dancing Class" Singer
Policeman
The Gladiola Girl
"Molly O'Reilly" Singer
Bill WoodsSkiddy Tyres
The Gladiola Girl
Dancing Class Student
Chorus
Words Without Song
Henry Jones' Friend
Friday Dancing Class

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1949 Best Choreography [winner] 

Musical Staging by Gower Champion

Theatre World

winner 1949 Award [recipient] 

Carol Channing

winner 1949 Award [recipient] 

Bob Scheerer

winner 1949 Award [recipient] 

Gene Nelson

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


National Theatre

(12/16/1948 - 2/19/1949)

Broadhurst Theatre

(2/21/1949 - 10/8/1949)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Hal Hackett.

Shubert Theatre

(10/10/1949 - 10/29/1949)

Mansfield Theatre

(10/31/1949 - 1/21/1950)

Theatre Owned / Operated by Michael Myerberg.



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