Majestic Theatre, (4/09/1972 - 6/23/1973)

First Preview: Mar 29, 1972
Opening Date: Apr 09, 1972
Closing Date: Jun 23, 1973
Total Previews: 14
Total Performances: 505

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1931. Chicago, Miami and in between.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by David Merrick

Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Book by Peter Stone; From the screenplay "Some Like It Hot" by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond; Based on a story by Robert Thoeren; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by John Berkman; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Vocal arrangements by Elliot Lawrence

Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion; Associate Choreographer: Bert Michaels

Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein; Hair Styles by Joe Tubens; Make-Up Design by Joe Cranzano

General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight

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

Supervisor Music Copyist: Thomas Brown; Music Contractor: Elliot Lawrence

Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Sandra Manley; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden; Production Associate: Samuel Liff; Dance Captain: Sandra Brewer; Casting: Geri Windsor; Photographer: Martha Swope

[See More]

Opening Night Cast

Robert MorseJerry
Cyril RitchardOsgood Fielding, Jr.
Tony RobertsJoe
Elaine JoyceSugar Kane
Sheila SmithSweet Sue
Ken AyersCabdriver
"Chicago" Singer
Knuckles's Gang
Nicole BarthBass
Society Syncopater
Andy BewBellboy
Spats's Gang
Roger BigelowSpats's Gang
George BlackwellTrain Conductor
"Chicago" Singer
Pamela BlairSaxophone
Society Syncopater
Dick BonelleKnuckles Norton
"Chicago" Singer
Gerard BrentteDude
Sandra BrewerSwing Dancer
Eileen CaseyOlga
Society Syncopater
Steve CondosSpats Palazzo
Harriett ConradPiano
Society Syncopater
Gene CooperSpats's Gang
Terry CullenTrombone
Society Syncopater
Arthur FariaSpats's Gang
Linda GandellDrums
Society Syncopater
Igors GavonPoker Player
"Chicago" Singer
Gene GeBauerSpats's Gang
Robin HoctorSunbather
Alan KassBienstock
Leslie LathamTrumpet
Society Syncopater
Debra LymanSaxophone
Society Syncopater
Peggy LymanSunbather
Richard MaxonKnuckles's Gang
John MineoSpats's Gang
Dale MuchmoreKnuckles's Gang
Sally NealSaxophone
Society Syncopater
Hal Norman"Chicago" Singer
Alexander OrfalyKnuckles's Gang
Don PercassiSpats's Gang
Marilou SirinekTrumpet
Society Syncopater
Pamela SousaSunbather
Kathleen WitmerTrombone
Society Syncopater
Mary ZahnSaxophone
Society Syncopater

Swings: Sandra Brewer and Denny Martin Flinn

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1973 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by David Merrick

 1973 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Robert Morse

 1973 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Gower Champion

 1973 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Gower Champion

Drama Desk Award

winner 1972 Outstanding Performance [winner] 

Robert Morse

Theatre World

winner 1972 Award [recipient] 

Elaine Joyce


music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Bob Merrill

ACT 1 Sung By
Windy City MarmeladeSweet Sue and All Girl Band
Penniless BumsJerry, Joe and Unemployed Musicians
Tear the Town ApartSpats's Gang
The Beauty That Drives Men MadJerry and Joe
We Could Be CloseJerry and Sugar Kane
Sun on My FaceJerry, Joe, Sugar Kane, Sweet Sue, Bienstock and Ensemble
November SongMillionaires and Osgood Fielding, Jr.
SugarJerry and Joe
ACT 2 Sung By
Hey, Why Not!Sugar Kane and Ensemble
Beautiful Through and ThroughOsgood Fielding, Jr. and Jerry
What Do You Give to a Man Who's Had Everything?Joe and Sugar Kane
Magic Night'sJerry
It's Always LoveJoe
When You Meet a Man in ChicagoJerry, Joe, Sugar Kane, Sweet Sue, All Girl Band and Chorus Line

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Majestic Theatre

(4/9/1972 - 6/23/1973)


George Blackwell
Knuckles's Gang
Pamela Blair
Society Syncopater
Sugar Kane
Gene Cooper
Union Contractor
Lauren Draper
Society Syncopater
Lynne Gannaway
Society Syncopater
Robert L. Hultman
"Chicago" Singer
Knuckles's Gang
Karen Kristin
Society Syncopater
Richard Maxon
Spats's Gang
Don Percassi
Marianne Selbert
Society Syncopater
Lana Sloniger
Society Syncopater
Mary Zahn

View full site