Shubert Theatre, (11/23/1964 - 5/08/1965)
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (5/10/1965 - 6/12/1965)

First Preview: Nov 18, 1964
Opening Date: Nov 23, 1964
Closing Date: Jun 12, 1965
Total Performances: 232

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York City and Newark in the mid-1960s.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Edward Padula, Carroll Masterson, Harris Masterson and Norman Twain; Associate Producer: Dorian Granowski and Stephen Harmon

Book by Ernest Kinoy; Music by Walter Marks; Lyrics by Walter Marks; Based on "New Yorker" stories by Joseph Mitchell; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Mort Lindsey; Dance arrangements by Richard De Benidictis

Directed by Lawrence Kasha; Musical Numbers Staged By Peter Gennaro; Assistant Choreographer: Wally Seibert

Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark

General Manager: Frank Hopkins and Sherman Gross; Company Manager: Frank Hopkins

Production Manager: Duane Camp; Stage Manager: Tony Manzi; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ralph Farnworth

Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek

General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz and Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Ted Goldsmith; Advertising: Ingram Ash

Opening Night Cast

Herschel BernardiCockeye Johnny Dembo
Nancy DussaultEmily Kirsten
Chita RiveraAnyanka
Robert BurrLou MacNiall
Mae QuestelMrs. Helene Kirsten
Gus TrikonisSteve
Anita AlpertSinger
AsyaRosa
Dancer
Eileen BarbarisDancer
Michael BennettDancer
Connie BurnettDancer
John CashmanDancer
Harry DannerFirst Patrolman
Waiter
Singer
Betsy DickersonDancer
Mariana DoroSinger
Vito DuranteMitya
Dancer
Herbert EdelmanThe King of Newark
Dick EnsslenRenting Agent
Singer
Peter FalzoneSinger
Ralph FarnworthJ. Arnold Foster
Singer
Gene FooteDancer
Bick GossDancer
Harry GozPlainclothesman
Singer
Fernando GrahalDancer
Liza HowellSinger
Kasimir KokichDancer
Robert KristenThird Patrolman
Singer
Lucie LancasterChairlady
Urylee LeonardosSinger
Sal LombardoVanno
Evy LoveSinger
Marc MaskinDancer
Stan MazinDancer
Madeline MillerSinger
Carmen MoralesOlga
Dancer
Eugene MorganSinger
Carolyn MorrisDancer
Leland PalmerDancer
Jessica QuinnSinger
Dan RehgDancer
Jeanne ReppSinger
Antonia ReyLoopa
Geri SeigniousDancer
Paul SorvinoSecond Patrolman
Singer
Jeanne TanzyMarfa
Terry ViolinoFrankie
Dancer
Billi VitaliDancer

Understudies: Mariana Doro (Chairlady), Herbert Edelman (Cockeye Johnny Dembo), Peter Falzone (Vanno), Ralph Farnworth (The King of Newark), Lucie Lancaster (Mrs. Helene Kirsten), Evy Love (Marfa), Stan Mazin (Steve), Madeline Miller (Emily Kirsten), Carolyn Morris (Anyanka), Jeanne Repp (Loopa) and Paul Sorvino (Lou MacNiall)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1965 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Nancy Dussault

 1965 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Peter Gennaro

Songs

music by Walter Marks; lyrics by Walter Marks

ACT 1 Sung By
Move Over, New YorkCockeye Johnny Dembo and the Dembeschti
Where Is the Tribe for Me?Emily Kirsten
The HaggleAnyanka, Steve, Dembeschti Men and Movya Men
Love-LineAnyanka
Words, Words, WordsEmily Kirsten and Cockeye Johnny Dembo
MeanAnyanka
Must It Be Love?Emily Kirsten
BajourAnyanka, Emily Kirsten, Cockeye Johnny Dembo and the Dembeschti
ACT 2 Sung By
SoonAnyanka, Steve and the Dembeschti
I CanAnyanka and Emily Kirsten
Living SimplyLou MacNiall, Emily Kirsten and Patrolmen
Honest ManCockeye Johnny Dembo and The King of Newark
GuaranteesMrs. Helene Kirsten
Love Is a ChanceEmily Kirsten
The Sew-UpAnyanka, Mrs. Helene Kirsten and Dembeschti Women
Finale: Move Over, AmericaThe Dembeschti

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Shubert Theatre

(11/23/1964 - 5/8/1965)

Cast

Virginia Martin
Emily Kirsten (Feb 8, 1965 - Feb 27, 1965)
Anna Marie Moylan
Dancer

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

(5/10/1965 - 6/12/1965)

Cast

Pierre Epstein
The King of Newark (May 17, 1965 - ?)



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