Shubert Theatre, (3/22/1962 - 9/29/1962)
Broadway Theatre, (10/01/1962 - 12/08/1962)

First Preview: Mar 21, 1962
Opening Date: Mar 22, 1962
Closing Date: Dec 08, 1962
Total Previews: 2
Total Performances: 300

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York's garment district and the Bronx. 1937.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by David Merrick

Book by Jerome Weidman; Music by Harold Rome; Lyrics by Harold Rome; Based on the novel by Jerome Weidman; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Sid Ramin; Dance and incidental music arranged by Peter Howard

Directed by Arthur Laurents; Musical Staging by Herbert Ross

Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Hair Design by Nino Raffaello

General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Gino Giglio

Production Supervisor: Neil Hartley; Production Stage Manager: Richard Blofson; Stage Manager: May Muth

Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek

General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Dance Captain: Kelly Brown; Plays and Casting for David Merrick: Michael Shurtleff; Casting: Alan Shayne; Press Representative: David Powers; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden

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Opening Night Cast

Lillian RothMrs. Bogen
Marilyn CooperRuthie Rivkin
Elliott GouldHarry Bogen
Jack KruschenMaurice Pulvermacher
Harold LangTeddy Asch
Ken Le RoyMeyer Bushkin
Bambi LinnBlanche Bushkin
Sheree NorthMartha Mills
Barbra Streisand
Broadway debut
Miss Marmelstein
Francine BondVelma
Kelly BrownBuggo
Ed CollinsMoxie
Wilma CurleyGail
Steve CurrySheldon Bushkin
Marion FelsRosaline
Martha GathrightEdith
Don GrilleySam
James HickmanTootsie Maltz
Luba LisaManette
Barbara MonteMitzi
Jack MurrayNoodle
William ReillyMario
Stanley SimmondsNorman
William SumnerLenny
Pat TurnerMiss Springer
Edward VersoEddie

Standby: Phoebe Brand (Mrs. Bogen)

Understudies: Francine Bond (Ruthie Rivkin), Kelly Brown (Harry Bogen), Ed Collins (Tootsie Maltz), Wilma Curley (Blanche Bushkin, Martha Mills), William Reilly (Teddy Asch) and Stanley Simmonds (Maurice Pulvermacher, Meyer Bushkin)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1962 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Barbra Streisand


music by Harold Rome; lyrics by Harold Rome

ACT 1 Sung By
Well ManMiss Marmelstein and Mr. Pulvermacher
The Way Things AreHarry Bogen
When Gemini Meets CapricornRuthie Rivkin and Harry Bogen
Momma, MommaHarry Bogen and Mrs. Bogen
The Sound of MoneyHarry Bogen, Martha Mills, Mitzi, Mario and Eddie
Family WayMrs. Bogen, Harry Bogen, Ruthie Rivkin, Teddy Asch, Blanche Bushkin and Meyer Bushkin
Too SoonMrs. Bogen
Who Knows?Ruthie Rivkin
Have I Told You Lately?Blanche Bushkin and Meyer Bushkin
Ballad of the Garment TradeMiss Marmelstein, Ruthie Rivkin, Blanche Bushkin, Harry Bogen, Teddy Asch, Meyer Bushkin and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
A Gift TodaySheldon Bushkin, Harry Bogen, Mrs. Bogen, Blanche Bushkin, Meyer Bushkin and Ruthie Rivkin
Miss MarmelsteinMiss Marmelstein
The Sound of Money (Reprise) Harry Bogen
A Funny Thing HappenedRuthie Rivkin and Harry Bogen
What's in It for Me?Teddy Asch and Martha Mills
What Are They Doing to Us Now?Miss Marmelstein, Buggo, Tootsie Maltz, Manette, Gail, Miss Springer and Creditors
Eat a Little SomethingMrs. Bogen and Harry Bogen
EpilogueThe Company

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Shubert Theatre

(3/22/1962 - 9/29/1962)

Company Manager: Vince McKnight.


Diane Ball
Marion Fels
Jack Fletcher
Ben Gillespie
Larry Gradus
Louise Lasser
Martin Wolfson
Maurice Pulvermacher

Understudy: Larry Gradus (Sheldon Bushkin), Louise Lasser (Miss Marmelstein).

Broadway Theatre

(10/1/1962 - 12/8/1962)

Company Manager: Vince McKnight.


Eliot Feld
Marion Fels
Jack Fletcher
Ben Gillespie
Luba Lisa
Elly Stone
Martin Wolfson
Maurice Pulvermacher

Understudy: Eliot Feld (Sheldon Bushkin), Elly Stone (Miss Marmelstein).

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