Imperial Theatre, (10/31/1971 - 1/01/1972)

First Preview: Oct 27, 1971
Opening Date: Oct 31, 1971
Closing Date: Jan 01, 1972
Total Previews: 4
Total Performances: 73

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: June 1944. New York City.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Jerry Schlossberg and Vista Productions; Associate Producer: Rick Mandell and Allen Litke

Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Based on an idea by Jerome Robbins; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Leonard Bernstein and Hershy Kay

Directed by Ron Field; Choreographed by Ron Field; Assistant Choreographer: Michael Shawn

Scenic Design by James Trittipo; Costume Design by Ray Aghayan and Bob Mackie; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair Design by Ted Azar; Make-Up Design by Ted Azar; Hairstylist: Masarone

General Manager: George Thorn and Leonard A. Mulhern

Production Stage Manager: Terence Little; Stage Manager: Lee Murray

Conducted by Milton Rosenstock; Musical Coordinator: Dorothea Freitag; Head Copyist: Bob Haring, Jr.

General Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt Associates, Inc.; Associate Press Representative: Henry Luhrman; Production Associate: Henry Honeckman; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company

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Opening Night Cast

Ron HusmannGabey
Donna McKechnieIvy Smith
Phyllis NewmanClaire DeLoone
Bernadette PetersHildy Esterhazy
Tom AveraPitkin W. Bridgework
Marilyn CooperLucy Schmeeler
Zoya LeporskaLittle Old Lady
Remak RamsayOzzie
Jess RichardsChip
Fran StevensMadame Maude P. Dilly
Andy BewDance Ensemble
Carole BishopDance Ensemble
Eileen CaseyDance Ensemble
Paul CharlesDance Ensemble
Jill CookDance Ensemble
Don CrollBill Poster
Congacabana Master of Ceremonies
Singing Ensemble
Nancy DaltonDance Ensemble
Martha DanielleSinging Ensemble
Sandra DorseyDiana Dream
Singing Ensemble
Bobbi FranklinSinging Ensemble
Laura KenyonSenorita Dolores Dolores
Singing Ensemble
Marybeth KurdockFlossie's Friend
Dance Ensemble
Nancy LynchDance Ensemble
Richard MarrSinging Ensemble
Larry MerrittRajah Bimmy
Dance Ensemble
John MineoConey Island Zoot Suit Dancer
Dance Ensemble
Gail NelsonSinging Ensemble
Gina PagliaGina Henie
Dance Ensemble
Pamela PeadonDance Ensemble
Carol PetriFlossie
Dance Ensemble
Jeff PhillipsDance Ensemble
Orrin ReileyAnnouncer
Waldo Figment
Singing Ensemble
Dennis RothDiamond Eddie Master of Ceremonies
Singing Ensemble
Marie SantellSinging Ensemble
Ken ScaliceDance Ensemble
Doug SpinglerDance Ensemble
Tony StevensConey Island Zoot Suit Dancer
Dance Ensemble
Luke StoverSinging Ensemble
Chester WalkerDance Ensemble
David WilderWorkman
S. Uperman
Singing Ensemble
Craig YatesSinging Ensemble

Understudies: Andy Bew (Chip), Marilyn Cooper (Hildy Esterhazy), Bobbi Franklin (Madame Maude P. Dilly), Laura Kenyon (Claire DeLoone, Lucy Schmeeler), Nancy Lynch (Little Old Lady), Richard Marr (Pitkin W. Bridgework), Pamela Peadon (Ivy Smith) and Orrin Reiley (Gabey, Ozzie)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1972 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Bernadette Peters

Theatre World

winner 1972 Award [recipient] 

Jess Richards

Songs

music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green

ACT 1 Sung By
I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Workmen
New York, New York
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Chip, Ozzie and Gabey
Miss Turnstiles Ballet
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Contestants, Ivy Smith and Manhattanites
Come Up to My Place
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Hildy Esterhazy and Chip
Carried Away
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Claire DeLoone and Ozzie
Lonely Town
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Gabey and New Yorkers
Do-Do-Re-Do
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Ivy Smith, Mme, Madame Maude P. Dilly, Teachers and Students
I Can Cook Too
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Hildy Esterhazy and Chip
Lucky to Be Me
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Gabey and New Yorkers
Times Square Ballet
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Entire Company
ACT 2 Sung By
So Long Baby Ice Revue
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Gina Henie and Skaters
Nightclub Song
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Diana Dream
Nightclub Song (Spanish)
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Senorita Dolores
You Got Me
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Claire DeLoone, Ozzie, Hildy Esterhazy and Chip
I Understand
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Pitkin W. Bridgework and Lucy Schmeeler
Playground of the Rich Ballet
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Gabey, Ivy Smith and High Society Dancers
Some Other Time
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Claire DeLoone, Hildy Esterhazy, Chip and Ozzie
Coney Island Hep Cats
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Flossie, Friend and Zoot Suit Dancers
New York, New York (Reprise)
(lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
Entire Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Imperial Theatre

(10/31/1971 - 1/1/1972)
Production Stage Manager: Lee Murray; Stage Manager: Robert Corpora.

Cast

Charles Goeddertz
Coney Island Zoot Suit Dancer
Dance Ensemble
Bruce Lea
Dance Ensemble


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