Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (12/07/1967 - 6/15/1968)

First Preview: Nov 21, 1967
Opening Date: Dec 07, 1967
Closing Date: Jun 15, 1968
Total Previews: 19
Total Performances: 220

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

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by David Merrick; Produced by arrangement with Edwin H. Morris & Co.; Associate Producer: Samuel Liff

Music by Elmer Bernstein; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh; Book by Max Shulman; Musical Director: Peter Howard; Vocal arrangements by Peter Howard; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang

Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Gillian Lynne

Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Robert Mackintosh; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein; Hair Design by Joe Tubens

General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Richard Highley

Production Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell; Stage Manager: Henry Velez

Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Copyist: Thomas Brown

Costumes Executed by Barbara Matera Ltd.; General Press Representative: Lee Solters and Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: David Powers; Advertising: Fred Golden; Dance Captain: Patricia Cope; Casting: Mitchell Erickson

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Opening Night Cast

Martin AmbroseJones
Oscar AnthonyDancer
Linnea ChandlerDancer
James CongdonHerbert
Joel ConradDancer
Patricia CopeDancer
Leigh CurranSinger
Jennifer DarlingSue Ellen
Patti DavisJudy Evans
Sally De MayMrs. Harris
Frank DeSalTycoon
Customers' Man
Lois EtelmanDancer
Rex EverhartBradbury
Bill GibbensSinger
Bob GormanNichols
Customers' Man
Maria HeroSinger
Cyndi HowardDancer
Arthur HughesA. K.
Barnard HughesSenator McFetridge
Yanco InoneDancer
Charlotte JonesMrs. Millhauser
John JoyTycoon
Customers' Man
Lucie LancasterMrs. Callahan
Eileen LawlorDancer
Debra LymanDancer
Marlyn MasonKate
Joe McGrathBroker
Jack MurraySinger
Alexander OrfalyWally
Anna PaganSinger
Diana QuijanoDancer
George RamosDancer
Sally RansoneDancer
Anthony RobertsCharley
Ron SchwinnLion
Hiram ShermanWingate
Stanley SimmondsDow
Francesca SmithMrs. Ragosa
Sammy SmithDr. Gilman
Doug SpinglerCustomers' Man
Ron L. SteinbeckDancer
Fran StevensMrs. Klein
Dixie StewartSinger
Pat TrottDancer
Tommy TuneWaiter
Brenda VaccaroCynthia
Mara WorthSinger

Standby: Lester James (Charley)

Understudies: Martin Ambrose (Senator McFetridge), Patricia Cope (Sue Ellen), Leigh Curran (Cynthia), Maria Hero (Kate), Alexander Orfaly (Wingate), Stanley Simmonds (A. K., Dr. Gilman) and Fran Stevens (Mrs. Millhauser)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1968 Best Musical [nominee] 

Book by Max Shulman; Music by Elmer Bernstein; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh; Produced by David Merrick

 1968 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee] 

Music by Elmer Bernstein; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh

 1968 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Anthony Roberts

 1968 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Brenda Vaccaro

winner 1968 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Hiram Sherman

 1968 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

George Abbott


music by Elmer Bernstein; lyrics by Carolyn Leigh

ACT 1 Sung By
A-B-CCynthia, Tourists and Wall Streeters
The Don't Make 'em Like That AnymoreKate and Cynthia
Live a LittleCharley, Kate and New Yorkers
The Pleasure's About To Be MineCharley and Kate
Walk AwayKate
A Little InvestigationWingate, Senator McFetridge, Dow, Jones and Tycoons
Goodbye, Failure, GoodbyeCharley, Customers' Men and Brokers
Step to the RearCharley, Mrs. Millhauser, Widows and Ensemble
Shakespeare LiedKate, Cynthia and Dr. Gilman
Big TroubleKate
ACT 2 Sung By
CredoDr. Gilman, Mrs. Klein, Widows and New Yorkers
One of Those MomentsKate
Big Trouble (Reprise) Wingate and Tycoons
He's HereCynthia
Touch and GoCharley
PanicEntire Cast
Touch and GoKate
That's Good Enough For MeEntire Cast

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

(12/7/1967 - 6/15/1968)


Barnard Hughes
Wingate (Mar 4, 1968 - ?)
Barney Martin
Bradbury (Mar 4, 1968 - ?)
Anna Pagan
Judy Evans
Robert St. Clair
Ted Tiller
Senator McFetridge (Mar 4, 1968 - ?)
Robert Van Hooton
Lee Wilson

Understudies: Martin Ambrose (Bradbury), Ted Tiller (Wingate).

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