46th Street Theatre, (1/19/1971 - 2/03/1973)

First Preview: Jan 06, 1971
Opening Date: Jan 19, 1971
Closing Date: Feb 03, 1973
Total Previews: 13
Total Performances: 861

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: 1925. The home of James Smith, New York City. The garden and living room of Chickadee Cottage, Atlantic City.

Opening Night Production Staff

Managing Director for the 46th Street Theatre: Lester Osterman; General Manager for the 46th Street Theatre: Richard Horner

Produced by Pyxidium, Ltd.

Revival originally conceived for production by Harry Rigby

Music by Vincent Youmans; Lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach; Book by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel; Book adapted by Burt Shevelove; Musical Director: Buster Davis; Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Dance arrangements by Luther Henderson; Incidental music by Luther Henderson

Production Supervised by Busby Berkeley; Directed by Burt Shevelove; Musical Staging by Donald Saddler; Choreographed by Donald Saddler

Production Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Jack Shearing; Principals' Coiffures by Vidal Sassoon; The Berkeley Girls' Coiffures by Bruce Steier

General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.

Production Manager: May Muth; Stage Manager: Robert Schear

At the Twin Pianos: Colston and Clements; Copyist: Lilette Hindin; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Music Consultant: Robert Lissauer

Tap Supervisor: Mary Ann Niles and Ted Cappy; General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: M.J. Boyer; Dance Captain: Bob Becker; Press Associate: Faith Geer; Beach Ball Instructor: Ernestine Mercer; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company; Casting: Buster Davis

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Opening Night Cast

Helen GallagherLucille Early
Billy's Wife
Jack GilfordJimmy Smith
Ruby KeelerSue Smith
Jimmy's Wife
Patsy KellyPauline
Cook at the Smiths'
Bobby VanBilly Early
a Lawyer
Susan WatsonNanette
a Protégée of Sue
Loni Zoe AckermanBetty Brown
from Boston
Pat LysingerWinnie Winslow
from Washington
Roger RathburnTom Trainor
Lucille's Nephew
K. C. TownsendFlora Latham
from 'Frisco
Bob BeckerNanette's Friend
John BeecherNanette's Friend
Joretta BohannonNanette's Friend
Roger BraunNanette's Friend
Marcia BrushinghamNanette's Friend
Kenneth CarrNanette's Friend
Jennie ChandlerNanette's Friend
Kathy ConryNanette's Friend
Christine CoxNanette's Friend
Kevin DalyNanette's Friend
Ed DixonNanette's Friend
Ellen EliasNanette's Friend
Mercedes EllingtonNanette's Friend
Jon EngstromNanette's Friend
Marian HaraldsonNanette's Friend
Gregg HarlanNanette's Friend
Jamie HaskinsNanette's Friend
Gwen HillierNanette's Friend
Sayra HummelNanette's Friend
Scott HunterNanette's Friend
Dottie LesterNanette's Friend
Cheryl LockeNanette's Friend
Joanne LotskoNanette's Friend
Mary Ann NilesNanette's Friend
Kate O'BradyNanette's Friend
Sue OhmanNanette's Friend
Jill OwensNanette's Friend
Ken PlossNanette's Friend
John RoachNanette's Friend
Linda RoseNanette's Friend
Ron SchwinnNanette's Friend
Sonja StuartNanette's Friend
Monica TillerNanette's Friend
Pat TrottNanette's Friend
Phyllis WallachNanette's Friend

Standby: Dorothy Claire (Pauline), Ted Tiller (Jimmy Smith) and Betty Wragge (Sue Smith)

Understudies: Roger Braun (Billy Early), Kenneth Carr (Tom Trainor), Kathy Conry (Nanette), Gwen Hillier (Winnie Winslow), Dottie Lester (Flora Latham), Pat Lysinger (Lucille Early) and Linda Rose (Betty Brown)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1971 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Bobby Van

winner 1971 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Helen Gallagher

winner 1971 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Patsy Kelly

winner 1971 Best Costume Design [winner] 

Production Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois

winner 1971 Best Choreography [winner] 

Musical Staging by Donald Saddler

 1971 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Burt Shevelove

Drama Desk Award

winner 1971 Outstanding Book [winner] 

Book adapted by Burt Shevelove

winner 1971 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 

Musical Staging by Donald Saddler

winner 1971 Outstanding Costume Design [winner] 

Production Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois

winner 1971 Outstanding Performance [winner] 

Helen Gallagher

Theatre World

winner 1971 Award [recipient] 

Roger Rathburn

Songs

music by Vincent Youmans; lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach

ACT 1 Sung By
Too Many Rings Around Rosie
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Lucille Early (Billy's Wife), Boys and Girls
I've Confessed to the Breeze
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Nanette (a Protégée of Sue) and Tom Trainor (Lucille's Nephew)
Call of the Sea
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Billy Early (a Lawyer) and Girls
I Want to Be Happy
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Jimmy Smith, Nanette (a Protégée of Sue), Sue Smith (Jimmy's Wife), Boys and Girls
No, No, Nanette
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Nanette (a Protégée of Sue) and Tom Trainor (Lucille's Nephew)
Finaletto Act 1
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Nanette (a Protégée of Sue), Boys and Girls
ACT 2 Sung By
Peach on the Beach
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Nanette (a Protégée of Sue), Boys and Girls
Tea for Two
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Nanette (a Protégée of Sue), Tom Trainor (Lucille's Nephew), Boys and Girls
You Can Dance With Any Girl
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Lucille and Billy Early (a Lawyer)
Finaletto Act 2
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Entire Company
ACT 3 Sung By
Telephone Girlie
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Billy Early (a Lawyer), Betty Brown (from Boston), Flora Latham (from 'Frisco) and Winnie Winslow (from Washington)
Where-Has-My-Hubby-Gone Blues
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Lucille and Boys
Waiting for You
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Nanette (a Protégée of Sue) and Tom Trainor (Lucille's Nephew)
Take a Little One-Step
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Sue Smith (Jimmy's Wife), Billy Early (a Lawyer), Lucille Early (Billy's Wife), Pauline (Cook at the Smiths'), Boys and Girls
Finale
(lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach)
Entire Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


46th Street Theatre

(1/19/1971 - 2/3/1973)
Stage Manager: John H. Lowe III.

Assistant Conductor: Woody Kessler.

Cast

Douglas Allen
Nanette's Friend
Benny Baker
Jimmy Smith
Cindi Bulak
Nanette's Friend
Sally Cooke
Flora Latham
from 'Frisco
Ruth Donnelly
Pauline
Cook at the Smiths'
Andrea Duda
Nanette's Friend
Larry Ellis
Billy Early
a Lawyer
Lynne Gannaway
Nanette's Friend
Barbara Heuman
Broadway debut
Nanette
a Protégée of Sue
Joy Hodges
Sue Smith
Jimmy's Wife
Reggie Israel
Nanette's Friend
Jilly Jaress
Betty Brown
from Boston
Judith Knaiz
Winnie Winslow
from Washington
Frances Ruth Lea
Nanette's Friend
Gwendolyn Miller
Winnie Winslow
from Washington
Mike Mitchell
Nanette's Friend
Frank Newell
Nanette's Friend
Sally O'Donnell
Nanette's Friend
Sandra O'Neill
Flora Latham
from 'Frisco
Shelly Rann
Nanette's Friend
Martha Raye
Pauline
Cook at the Smiths'
Bobbie Rhine
Nanette's Friend
James Robinson
Nanette's Friend
Kathie Savage
Nanette's Friend
Denny Shearer
Nanette's Friend
Penny Singleton
Sue Smith
Jimmy's Wife
Dana Swenson
Nanette's Friend
Anthony S. Teague
Billy Early
a Lawyer
David K. Thomé
Nanette's Friend


Standbys: Ruth Donnelly (Pauline).

Understudies: Cindi Bulak (Flora Latham), Sayra Hummel (Winnie Winslow), Mike Mitchell (Tom Trainor), Denny Shearer (Billy Early).


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