Ziegfeld Theatre, (5/05/1952 - 7/05/1952)

Opening Date: May 05, 1952
Closing Date: Jul 05, 1952
Total Performances: 72

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and around New York, Washington and Atlantic City.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Billy Rose

Produced by Chandler Cowles and Ben Segal

Book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind; Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Musical Director: Maurice Levine; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Dance arrangements by David Baker

Directed by George S. Kaufman; Musical Numbers and Ensembles Staged by Jack Donohue

Scenic Design by Albert Johnson; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark

General Manager: Paul Groll

General Stage Manager: Joseph Olney; Stage Manager: Jerry Adler

Musical Supervisor: David Craig; Music Contractor: Meyer Davis

Vocal Director: David Craig; Production Associate: William Tiernan and Charles F. Spalding; Production Coordinator: Ann Noyes; Press Representative: Nat Dorfman and Irvin Dorfman; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner

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Opening Night Cast

Jack CarsonJohn P. Wintergreen
Paul HartmanAlexander Throttlebottom
Florenz AmesThe French Ambassador
Arlene AndersonShowgirl
Ken AyersFlunkie
Vicki BarrettDancer
Jean BartelBeauty Contestant
Betty BudayDancer
Claudia CampbellSinger
Louise CarlyleChambermaid
Norman ClaytonSinger
Georgine DarcyDancer
Crandall DiehlDancer
Gregg EvansShowgirl
Charlotte FoleyShowgirl
Donald FosterSenator Robert E. Lyons
Howard FreemanSenator Carver Jones
Warren GaljourSinger
J. Corkey GeilDancer
Skeet GuentherDancer
Jay HarwickSinger
Keith KaldenbergSinger
Joe KerriganSinger
Michael KingFlunkie
William KrachFlunkie
Lenore LonerganDiana Devereaux
Jonathan LucasSam Jenkins
Joan MannEmily Benson
Mort MarshallAnnouncer
Chief Senate Clerk
James McCrackenSinger
Al McGranaryChief Flunkey
Peggy MerberDancer
Betty OakesMary Turner
J. Pat O'MalleyFrancis X. Gilhooley
Bob OranYusef Yussevitch
Helen RiceSinger
Dorothy RichardsShowgirl
Jeanne SchlegelSinger
Frank SeaboltDancer
Robert F. SimonLouis Lippman
Loring SmithMatthew Arnold Fulton
Joanne SpillerSinger
Pat StanleyDancer
Abe SteinVladimir Vidovitch
Bob TuckerDancer
Jeanne TylerShowgirl
Gloria Van DorpeSinger
Charlotte Van LeinShowgirl
Larry WeberSinger
Tom WellsAttaché
Jack WhitingThe Chief Justice
Senator from Massachusettes
Parker WilsonA Sightseer

Understudies: Vicki Barrett (Emily Benson), Jean Bartel (Diana Devereaux), J. Corkey Geil (Sam Jenkins), Mort Marshall (Alexander Throttlebottom), Al McGranary (Matthew Arnold Fulton), Helen Rice (Mary Turner), Tom Wells (Announcer, Chief Senate Clerk, Francis X. Gilhooley) and Jack Whiting (John P. Wintergreen)


music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin

ACT 1 Sung By
Wintergreen for PresidentEnsemble
Who Is the Lucky Girl To Be?Diana Devereaux and Ensemble
The Dimple on My KneeDiana Devereaux, Sam Jenkins and Ensemble
Because, BecauseDiana Devereaux, Sam Jenkins and Ensemble
As the Chairman of the CommitteeMatthew Arnold Fulton and Company
How BeautifulCompany
Never Was There a Girl So FairCompany
Some Girls Can Bake a PieJohn P. Wintergreen and Company
Love Is Sweeping the CountrySam Jenkins, Emily Benson and Ensemble
Of Thee I SingJohn P. Wintergreen, Mary Turner and Company
(Here's) a Kiss for CinderellaJohn P. Wintergreen and Ensemble
I Was the Most Beautiful BlossomDiana Devereaux
Some Girls Can Bake a Pie (Reprise) John P. Wintergreen, Diana Devereaux, Judges and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Hello, Good MorningSam Jenkins, Emily Benson and Secretaries
Mine (From Let 'Em Eat Cake)John P. Wintergreen and Mary Turner
Who Cares?John P. Wintergreen, Mary Turner and Reporters
Garcon, S'il vous plaitFrench Soldiers
The Illegitimate DaughterThe French Ambassador and Ensemble
Because, Because (Reprise) Diana Devereaux and Ensemble
We'll Impeach HimSenator Robert E. Lyons, Francis X. Gilhooley and Ensemble
Who Cares? (Reprise) John P. Wintergreen and Mary Turner
The (Senatorial) Roll CallAlexander Throttlebottom and Ensemble
Garcon, S'il vous plait (Reprise) The French Ambassador and French Soldiers
The Illegitimate Daughter (Reprise) The French Ambassador and French Soldiers
JiltedDiana Devereaux and Company
Who Could Ask For Anything More? (I'm About to Be a Mother)Mary Turner and Company
Posterity (Is Just Around the Corner)John P. Wintergreen and Company
Trumpeter, Blow Your (Golden) HornEnsemble
Finale (On That Matter No One Budges)Entire Company
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