St. James Theatre, (12/27/1961 - 6/23/1962)

First Preview: Dec 25, 1961
Opening Date: Dec 27, 1961
Closing Date: Jun 23, 1962
Total Previews: 2
Total Performances: 205

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York City. The present.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters

Produced by David Merrick

Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Suggested by the book by Edmund G. Love; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard

Directed by Michael Kidd; Choreographed by Michael Kidd; Associate Choreographer: Marc Breaux

Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong

General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight

Production Stage Manager: Howard Whitfield; Stage Manager: Joe Calvan

Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek

Casting: Michael Shurtleff; General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Lila Glaser; Production Associate: Robert Schear; Dance Captain: John Sharpe; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden

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Opening Night Cast

Sydney ChaplinTom Bailey
Carol LawrenceAngela McKay
Orson BeanCharlie Smith
Gordon Connell
Broadway debut
Mr. Pitman
Grayson HallMyra Blake
Phyllis NewmanMartha Vail
John SharpeSleeper
Mac
a caretaker
Photographer
Teenager
Cy YoungSleeper
Gus Holt
Helen BaisleySinger
Diane BallModel
Dancer
Carlos BasDancer
Vicki BelmonteSinger
Michael BennettA Delivery Boy
Teenager
Dancer
Sari ClymasModel
Dancer
Joel CraigDancer
Pepe De ChazzaDancer
Robert EvansDancer
Ted ForlowDancer
Bob GormanSleeper
Freddie
Singer
Stokey GraySinger
Valerie HarperDancer
Joe HillJ. Edward Sykes
Social Worker
Mr. Barney
Singer
HoraseLancelot Zuckerman
Robert HowardStation Guard
Lt. Pilsudski
Relief Doorman
Singer
Reby HowellsDancer
Gene KeltonDancer
Victoria MansfieldDancer
Jeannine MichaelSinger
Wendy NickersonDancer
Bruce PaytonSinger
Lawrence PoolZack Flint
Larry RoquemoreDancer
Sandra RovetaDancer
Anthony SaverinoBill
Joe
the museum guard
Singer
Joan ShellerSinger
Ruth ShepardSinger
Ron StrattonDancer
Dean TaliaferroMary Tompkins
Dancer
Gene VarroneSleeper
Jack
Max Hillman
Jim WeissA Drunk
Dancer
Eugene R. WoodHarry Shelby

Standby: Dawn Nickerson (Angela McKay)

Understudies: Joel Craig (Mac, Photographer, Sleeper), Stokey Gray (Gus Holt, Sleeper), Joe Hill (Mr. Pitman), Robert Howard (Bill, Joe, Sleeper), Ruth Shepard (Myra Blake), Dean Taliaferro (Martha Vail) and Cy Young (Charlie Smith)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1962 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Orson Bean

winner 1962 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Phyllis Newman

 1962 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Michael Kidd

Songs

music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

ACT 1 Sung By
Subways Are for Sleeping
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
The Sleepers
Girls Like Me
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Angela McKay
Station Rush
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
People Who Are Going Places
I'm Just Taking My Time
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Tom Bailey
I Was a Shoo-In
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Martha Vail
Subway Directions
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Tom Bailey, Angela McKay and Subway Riders
Ride Through the Night
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Tom Bailey, Angela McKay and Subway Riders
Who Knows What Might Have Been
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Angela McKay and Tom Bailey
Swing Your Projects
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Tom Bailey
Strange Duet
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Martha Vail and Charlie Smith
I Said It and I'm Glad
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Angela McKay
Be a Santa
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Tom Bailey, Angela McKay, Shoppers and Santas
ACT 2 Sung By
Subway Incident
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Angela McKay and Teenagers
How Can You Describe a Face?
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Tom Bailey
I Just Can't Wait
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Charlie Smith
Comes Once in a Lifetime
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Angela McKay and Tom Bailey
What Is This Feeling in the Air?
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Tom Bailey, Angela McKay, Charlie Smith and Entire Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


St. James Theatre

(12/27/1961 - 6/23/1962)
Production Stage Manager: Joe Calvan; Stage Manager: Warren Brown.

Cast

Betty Munro
Singer
Anthony Saverino
Jack
Max Hillman
Sleeper

Understudies: Robert Howard (Max Hillman).


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