The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (11/26/1966 - 4/16/1967)

First Preview: Nov 24, 1966
Opening Date: Nov 26, 1966
Closing Date: Apr 16, 1967
Total Previews: 3
Total Performances: 161

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Feuer & Martin; Produced by arrangement with Lester Linsk

Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn; Book by Roger O. Hirson and Ketti Frings; Based on the play "Hobson's Choice" by Harold Brighouse; Musical Director: Herbert Grossman; Vocal arrangements by Herbert Grossman; Music orchestrated by Larry Wilcox; Dance music arranged by Edward Scott

Directed by Cy Feuer; Choreographed by Danny Daniels

Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Robert Fletcher; Lighting Design by Robert Randolph

Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Stage Manager: Jack Leigh

Assistant to Mr. Randolph: Jay Moore

Press Representative: Merle Debuskey, Violet Welles and Lawrence Belling

Opening Night Cast

Ed BakeyGeorge Beenstock
Lucille BensonMrs. Figgins
Eleanor BergquistCustomer
Michael BerksonFreddie Beenstock
Burt BierThief
Diane BlairTownswoman
Chad BlockPoliceman
Thomas BoydMinns
Sandra BrewerTownswoman
Sharon DierkingAlice Hobson
Gordon DilworthTubby Wadlow
Ian GarryA Figgins Brother
Gene GavinTownman
Ellen GraffTownswoman
Marian HaraldsonTownswoman
Steve JacobsFootman
Richard KorthazeBeggar
Al LantiA Figgins Brother
Jane LaughlinAda Figgins
Carl NicholasTudsbury
Marie Patrice O'NeillTownswoman
Don PercassiTownman
Michael QuinnHeeler
Casper RoosDenton
George RoseHenry Horatio Hobson
Nada RowandTownswoman
Richard SederholmHandbill Boy
Dan SirettaTownman
James B. SpannAlbert Beenstock
Emma TrekmanMrs. Hepworth
Louise TroyMaggie Hobson
Gretchen Van AkenVickie Hobson
Anne WallaceTownswoman
Norman WisdomWill Mossop

Standby: Byron Mitchell (Will Mossop)

Understudies: Eleanor Bergquist (Maggie Hobson), Burt Bier (Tubby Wadlow), Sandra Brewer (Alice Hobson), Jane Laughlin (Vickie Hobson), Michael Quinn (Henry Horatio Hobson), Casper Roos (George Beenstock), Nada Rowand (Mrs. Hepworth), Richard Sederholm (Freddie Beenstock) and Dan Siretta (Albert Beenstock)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1967 Best Musical [nominee] 

Book by Ketti Frings and Roger O. Hirson; Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn

 1967 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee] 

Lyrics by Sammy Cahn; Music by James Van Heusen

 1967 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Norman Wisdom

 1967 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Louise Troy

 1967 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Gordon Dilworth

 1967 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Danny Daniels


music by James Van Heusen; lyrics by Sammy Cahn

ACT 1 Sung By
Think of Something ElseHenry Horatio Hobson, Albert Beenstock and Townsmen
Where Was IMaggie Hobson
How D'ya Talk to a GirlWill Mossop and Tubby Wadlow
Clog and GrogTownsmen
If I Be Your Best ChanceWill Mossop
A Joyful ThingWill Mossop, Mrs. Figgins, Ada Figgins and Townspeople
What Makes It HappenWill Mossop
Use Your Noggin'Maggie Hobson, Vickie Hobson and Alice Hobson
ACT 2 Sung By
You're Right, You're RightMaggie Hobson
I'll Make a Man of the ManMaggie Hobson
Walking HappyWill Mossop, Maggie Hobson and Townspeople
I Don't Think I'm In LoveWill Mossop and Maggie Hobson
Such a Sociable SortHenry Horatio Hobson and Friends
It Might As Well Be HerWill Mossop and Tubby Wadlow
People Who Are NiceHenry Horatio Hobson
You're Right, You're Right (Reprise) Will Mossop, Maggie Hobson and Henry Horatio Hobson
I Don't Think I'm In Love (Reprise) Will Mossop

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

(11/26/1966 - 4/16/1967)
Musical Director: Julian Stein.


Leonard Drum
George Beenstock
Ann Rogers
Maggie Hobson (Apr 4, 1967 - ?)

View full site