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


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 )
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
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)


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.


George Chatal
Kukla's Friend
Prince Dobrynin
Joan Copeland
Took over for an ailing Vivien Leigh
Tatiana (Oct 7, 1963 - ?)
Virginia Craig
Roger De Koven
Alfred Dennis
Eva Gabor
Tatiana (Oct 21, 1963 - ?)
Pat Kelly
Robert Lenn
General Boruvsky
Night Club Singer
Herb Mazzini
Anna Marie Moylan
Baroness Rasumov
Will Parkins
Ballet Master
Caroline Parks
Ron Schwinn
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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