Broadway Theatre, (3/18/1963 - 6/08/1963)
Majestic Theatre, (6/10/1963 - 9/28/1963)
Winter Garden Theatre, (10/07/1963 - 11/09/1963)

Opening Date: Mar 18, 1963
Closing Date: Nov 09, 1963
Total Performances: 264

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Prologue: Russia. Subsequently set in Paris. Late 1920s.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Abel Farbman and Sylvia Harris; Produced in association with Joseph Harris; Associate Producer: Monty Shaff

Book by David Shaw; Music by Lee Pockriss; Lyrics by Anne Croswell; Based on the comedy by Robert E. Sherwood and Jacques Deval; Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky; Vocal arrangements by Stanley Lebowsky; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; "You'll Make an Elegant Butler (I'll Make an Elegant Maid)" by Joan Javits and Philip Springer; Dance music composed by Lee Pockriss; Additional dance music by Dorothea Freitag; Translation of "Tovarich" from the original French of Jacques Deval by Bettina Liebowitz Knapp and Alba della Fazia

Directed by Peter Glenville; Choreographed by Herbert Ross

Production Design by Rolf Gerard; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by John Harvey; Wigs by Bob Kelly; Hair styles by Phil Leto

General Manager: Monty Shaff; Company Manager: Richard Grayson

Production Manager: Jean Barrere; Stage Manager: Harry Young

Head Copyist: Thomas P. Brown; Music Contractor: Emory Davis; Music Preparation: Thomas P. Brown

Fencing Master: George Santelli; Press Representative: Richard Maney and Martin Shwartz; Dance Captain: Tom Abbott; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates

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Opening Night Cast

Jean-Pierre AumontMikail
Vivien LeighTatiana
George S. IrvingCharles Davis
Louise KirtlandGrace Davis
Alexander ScourbyGorotchenko
Louise TroyNatalia Mayovskaya
Tom AbbottBallet Master
Count Yuriev Neglinsky
Dancer
Lorenzo BiancoEssaul of Cossacks Volinin
Dancer
Antony De VecciPrince Dobrynin
Dancer
Alice EvansSinger
Marion FelsPrincess Dobrynin
Dancer
Carol FlemmingMme. Muratova
Dancer
Michele FranchiBaroness Rasumov
Dancer
Katia GeleznovaBaroness Roumel
Dancer
William GlassmanIgor Mondovska
of the Imperial Corps of Cadets
Dancer
Margery GrayHelen Davis
Harald HornThe Footman at The Davis Home
Baron General Rosumov
Dancer
Del HorstmannSinger
Bettye JenkinsKukla Katusha
Maria Soukhomine
Dancer
Barney JohnstonSinger
Pat KellyMme. Van Hemert
Princess Mondovska
Singer
Michael KermoyanAdmiral Boris Soukhomine
Jeff KillionSinger
Dale MaloneNight Club Singer
General Boruvsky
Singer
Don McHenryM. Chauffourier-Dubieff
Charlene MehlElena Violinin
Dancer
Rita MetzgerMarina
Singer
Paul MichaelVassily
Byron MitchellGeorge Davis
Barbara MonteNadia
Katrina Volinin
Dancer
Will ParkinsCount Rostoff
Dancer
William ReillyIvan
Colonel Yarov
Dancer
Barbara RichmanDancer
Larry RoquemoreSergei
Prince Ossipovsky
Dancer
Elliott SavageA Footman at the Grand Ball
Singer
Maggie TaskLouise
Singer
Eleonore TreiberMme. Van Steuben
Mme. Boruvsky
Dancer
Joan TronaLady Soukhomine
Singer
Gene VarroneCount Ivan Shamforoff

Standby: Joan Copeland (Tatiana)

Understudies: Carol Flemming (Helen Davis), Del Horstmann (Charles Davis, Gorotchenko, M. Chauffourier-Dubieff), Barney Johnston (Count Ivan Shamforoff), Pat Kelly (Grace Davis, Louise), Michael Kermoyan (Mikail), Jeff Killion (Admiral Boris Soukhomine, M. Chauffourier-Dubieff), Larry Roquemore (George Davis) and Elliott Savage (Vassily)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1963 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Vivien Leigh

 1963 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Louise Troy

Songs

music by Lee Pockriss; lyrics by Anne Croswell
(Unless otherwise noted)


ACT 1 Sung By
NitchevoMikail, Admiral Boris Soukhomine, Count Ivan Shamforoff, Marina, Singers and Dancers
I Go to BedMikail
You'll Make an Elegant Butler (I'll Make an Elegant Maid)
(music by Joan Javits and Philip Springer; lyrics by Joan Javits and Philip Springer )
Tatiana
Stuck With Each OtherHelen Davis and George Davis
Say You'll StayGrace Davis and Charles Davis
You Love MeTatiana and Mikail
Introduction TangoTatiana, Helen Davis, Mikail and George Davis
That FaceNatalia Mayovskaya
Wikes-Barre, Pa.Tatiana and George Davis
No! No! No!Helen Davis and Mikail
A Small CartelGrace Davis, George Davis and Singers
ACT 2 Sung By
It Used to BeAdmiral Boris Soukhomine, Count Ivan Shamforoff, Natalia Mayovskaya and Vassily
Make a FriendTatiana, Helen Davis, Natalia Mayovskaya, Mikail, George Davis, Admiral Boris Soukhomine, Count Ivan Shamforoff, Sergei and Ivan
The Only OneTatiana
Uh-Oh!Helen Davis and George Davis
ManagedMikail
I Know the FeelingTatiana
All for YouTatiana and Mikail
Grande PolonaiseHelen Davis, Grace Davis, George Davis, Charles Davis and Dancers

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Broadway Theatre

(3/18/1963 - 6/8/1963)

Cast

C. K. Alexander
M. Chauffourier-Dubieff
Lorenzo Bianco
Kukla's Friend
Roger De Koven
Gorotchenko (May 27, 1963 - ?)
Antony De Vecci
Kukla's Friend
William Glassman
Kukla's Friend

Majestic Theatre

(6/10/1963 - 9/28/1963)

Winter Garden Theatre

(10/7/1963 - 11/9/1963)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Beau Tilden.

Cast

George Chatal
Dancer
Kukla's Friend
Prince Dobrynin
Joan Copeland
Took over for an ailing Vivien Leigh
Tatiana (Oct 7, 1963 - ?)
Virginia Craig
Singer
Roger De Koven
Gorotchenko
Alfred Dennis
Vassily
Eva Gabor
Tatiana (Oct 21, 1963 - ?)
Pat Kelly
Louise
Robert Lenn
General Boruvsky
Night Club Singer
Singer
Herb Mazzini
Singer
Anna Marie Moylan
Baroness Rasumov
Dancer
Will Parkins
Ballet Master
Caroline Parks
Singer
Ron Schwinn
Dancer
Igor Mondovska
of the Imperial Corps of Cadets
John Taliaferro
Count Ivan Shamforoff
Harry Young
M. Chauffourier-Dubieff

Understudy: Virginia Craig (Louise), Jeff Killion (Charles Davis), Robert Lenn (Count Ivan Shamforoff), Harry Young (Gorotchenko).



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