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Charles Sherman's Musical Revue


Alvin Theatre, (12/15/1952 - 3/08/1953)

Opening Date: Dec 15, 1952
Closing Date: Mar 08, 1953
Total Performances: 90

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein

Produced by James Russo and Michael Ellis; Associate Producer: Clifford Hayman

Music by Vernon Duke; Lyrics by Ogden Nash; Additional Lyrics by Sammy Cahn; Sketches by Charles Sherman; Sketches written with Peter DeVries; Featuring songs by Sheldon Harnick ("A Man's Home"); Vocal arrangements by Milton Rosenstock; Ballet Music by Genevieve Pitot and David Baker; Music orchestrated by Don Walker ("Opening - Theatre is a Lady", "A Man's Home", "Roundabout", "Clear Blue Sky", "Esther" and "Haunted Hot Spot"), Clare Grundman ("Turn Me Loose on Broadway", "It Just Occured to Me", "Baby Couldn't Dance" and "Finale") and Phil Lang ("Roll Along, Sadie", "Purple Rose" and "Just Like a Man"); Additional sketches by Arnold B. Horwitt ("And a Little Child" and "When in Rome") and Lee Rogow ("And a Little Child" and "When in Rome"); Additonal sketch by Mort Green ("One's A Crowd") and Nat Hiken ("Jealousy"); Additional sketch by George Foster ("One's A Crowd"); Additional Sketch by Billy Friedberg ("Jealousy"); Scenario for "Roundabout" by Horton Foote and Jerome Robbins; "The Voice of Inexperience" by Oliver Wakefield

Sketches Directed by Jules Dassin; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Jerome Robbins

Scenic Design by Ralph Alswang; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Ralph Alswang

General Manager: Clifford Hayman

Production Under the Supervision of John Murray Anderson; Production Stage Manager: Bill Ross; Stage Manager: Perry Bruskin

Musical Supervisor: Milton Rosenstock; Conducted by Milton Rosenstock; Orchestra Contractor: Phil Palmer

Publicity Director: Samuel J. Friedman; Press: Lenny Traube; Casting: Viola Rubber

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Opening Night Cast

Bette DavisSinger/Dancer of "Turn Me Loose on Broadway"
That One
One's A Crowd
Helen
Jealousy
Singer/Dancer of "Roll Along, Sadie"
Performer of "Street Scenes"
Jezebela
When in Rome
Sybill
Purple Rose
Singer of "Just Like a Man"
David BurnsStanley
Jealousy
Dudley Dawson
And A Little Child
Melvin
Esther
Strombolini
When in Rome
Nora KayeGirl
Baby Couldn't Dance
Dancer in "Roundabout"
The Stripper
Haunted Hot Spot
Hiram ShermanIntroducer of "Opening - Theatre is a Lady"
Singer of "A Man's Home"
Reggie
One's A Crowd
Singer/Dancer of "Roll Along, Sadie"
Performer of "Street Scenes"
Peter ("Going to the Studio")
Peter ("Purple Rose")
Florence BaumDancer in "It Just Occurred to Me"
Pupil
Baby Couldn't Dance
Dancing Ensemble
Jeanna BelkinDancing Ensemble
Eleanor BoleynAudience member
One's A Crowd
Dancer in "Roundabout"
She
Going to the Studio
Dancing Ensemble
Maurice BrennerCamera Man
Purple Rose
Perry BruskinAnnouncer
Going to the Studio
Bill CallahanSinger/Dancer of "Opening - Theatre is a Lady"
Boy
Baby Couldn't Dance
The Drummer
Haunted Hot Spot
Art CarrollSinging Ensemble
Bill CrachVoice
"Roundabout"
Cicero
Purple Rose
Francis EdwardsTeen Ace
Clifford FearlAudience member
One's A Crowd
Hilary
Purple Rose
Singing Ensemble
Ellen HanleySinger of "Roundabout"
Singer of "Haunted Hot Spot"
Barbara HeathDancer in "It Just Occurred to Me"
Pupil
Baby Couldn't Dance
Dancer in "Roundabout"
Dancing Ensemble
Sue HightAudience member
One's A Crowd
Voice
"Roundabout"
Singer of "Clear Blue Sky"
Singing Ensemble
Dorothy HillAudience member
One's A Crowd
Dancing Ensemble
William InglisDancer in "Roundabout"
Dancing Ensemble
George S. IrvingProducer
And A Little Child
J.C.
One's A Crowd
Voice
"Roundabout"
Musician
When in Rome
Terrance
Purple Rose
Maria KarnilovaDancer of "Clear Blue Sky"
Esther
Esther
Peter KelleySinger of "It Just Occurred to Me"
Singer of "Clear Blue Sky"
John KellyDancing Ensemble
Lenore KormanSinging Ensemble
William KrachSinging Ensemble
Loney Lewis
for Stanley Prager

Ralph LinnDancer in "It Just Occurred to Me"
Dancer in "Roundabout"
Singer/Dancer of "Roll Along, Sadie"
Dancing Ensemble
Tina LouiseSecretary
And A Little Child
Audience member
One's A Crowd
Singing Ensemble
Henry MalloryTeen Ace
Michael MannRollo
And A Little Child
Julie MarloweDancing Ensemble
Buzz MillerEnsemble in "Turn Me Loose on Broadway"
Singer/Dancer of "Roll Along, Sadie"
Native
Esther
The Pianist
Haunted Hot Spot
Helen MurielleDancer in "It Just Occurred to Me"
Nina
When in Rome
Dancing Ensemble
May MuthMrs. Wilkins
And A Little Child
Audience member
One's A Crowd
Hortense
Purple Rose
Singing Ensemble
Franklin NeilButler ("And a Little Child")
Butler ("Purple Rose")
Singing Ensemble
Bob NeukumSinging Ensemble
Robert NeukumUsher
One's A Crowd
Audience member
One's A Crowd
Virgil
Purple Rose
Robert OrtonLeader of the Teen Aces
Robert PagentSinger/Dancer of "Turn Me Loose on Broadway"
Dancer in "It Just Occurred to Me"
Dancer in "Roundabout"
Dancer of "Clear Blue Sky"
Dancing Ensemble
Stanley PragerHarassed Gentleman
One's A Crowd
Thomaso
When in Rome
Basha RegisAudience member
One's A Crowd
Maid ("Purple Rose")
Singing Ensemble
Deborah RemsenSinger of "It Just Occurred to Me"
Voice
"Roundabout"
Ginger
Purple Rose
Singing Ensemble
Earl RenardAudience member
One's A Crowd
Horatio
Purple Rose
Porter
When in Rome
Job SandersEnsemble in "Turn Me Loose on Broadway"
Dancer in "It Just Occurred to Me"
Dancing Ensemble
Gilbert ShipleyTeen Ace
Armstead ShobeyTeen Ace
Norman ShobeyTeen Ace
Stanley SimmonsEnsemble in "Turn Me Loose on Broadway"
Professor
Baby Couldn't Dance
Dancing Ensemble
Teddy TavennerAudience member
One's A Crowd
Singing Ensemble
Oliver WakefieldPerformer of "The Voice of Inexperience"
Doris WolinSinging Ensemble

Understudies: Art Carroll (Singer of "Clear Blue Sky", Singer of "It Just Occurred to Me"), Sue Hight (Singer of "Haunted Hot Spot", Singer of "Roundabout"), George S. Irving (Introducer of "Opening - Theatre is a Lady", Performer of "Street Scenes", Peter ("Going to the Studio"), Peter ("Purple Rose"), Reggie), May Muth (Helen, Jezebela, Performer of "Street Scenes", Singer/Dancer of "Roll Along, Sadie", Singer/Dancer of "Turn Me Loose on Broadway", Sybill, That One), Stanley Prager (Dudley Dawson, Melvin, Stanley, Strombolini) and Teddy Tavenner (Audience member, Singer of "Clear Blue Sky", Voice)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1953 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Hiram Sherman

Theatre World

winner 1953 Award [recipient] 

Peter Kelley

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Alvin Theatre

(12/15/1952 - 3/8/1953)

Cast

Clifford Fearl
Porter
When in Rome
Peter Kelley
for Bill Calahan
Doris Wolin
for Sue Hight


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