Booth Theatre, (12/21/1975 - 9/05/1976)

First Preview: Dec 19, 1975
Opening Date: Dec 21, 1975
Closing Date: Sep 05, 1976
Total Previews: 3
Total Performances: 304

Category: Musical, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts and three scenes
Setting: June 1913. Act I: A Hudson River Dayliner. Act II: Lobby of Honeymoon Inn in the Catskills.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by David Merrick, Max Brown and Byron Goldman; Produced by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

Originally produced by The Goodspeed Opera House (Michael P. Price, Executive Producer)

Book by Guy Bolton; Based on a farce by Philip Bartholomae; Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Schuyler Greene; Musical Director: Russell Warner; Music arranged by Russell Warner; Additional lyrics by Elsie Janis ("Some Sort of Somebody"), P. G. Wodehouse ("Bungalow in Quogue"; "Honeymoon Inn"), Anne Caldwell ("Good Night Boat"; "Left All Alone Again Blues"; "Hot Dog!"; "Moon of Love"), Frank Craven ("Good Night Boat"), Harry Graham ("If You're A Friend of Mine"), Harry B. Smith ("Wedding Bells Are Calling Me"; "Katy-did"), Herbert Reynolds ("Nodding Roses"; "Finale") and John E. Hazzard ("Finale")

Directed by Bill Gile; Dances and musical numbers staged by Dan Siretta

Scenic Design by Fred Voelpel; Lighting Design by Fred Voelpel; Costume Design by David Toser; Hair Design by Karol Coeyman

General Manager: Helen L. Nickerson; Company Manager: G. Warren McClane

Production Stage Manager: Don Judge; Stage Manager: Mark Potter and Pat Trott

Music Contractor: Felix Giglio

Special Consultant: Alfred Simon; General Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Representative: Warren Pincus; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden

Opening Night Cast

Russ BeasleyMr. Tayleurs Dumme
David ChristmasMr. Dick Rivers
Joel CraigM. de Rougemont
Karen CrossleyMiss Chrystal Poole
Jon EngstromMr. Dyer Thurst
Spring FairbankMrs. Georgina Kettle
James HarderSteward
Al Cleveland
Robin HerbertMiss Alwys Innit
Travis HudsonMme. Matroppo
Larry McMillanMr. Dustin Stacks
Charles RepoleMr. Eddie Kettle
Gillian ScaliciMiss Carrie Closewell
Virginia SeidelMrs. Elsie Darling
Hal ShaneMr. Rollo Munn
Cynthia WellsMiss Elsie Lilly
Nicholas WymanMr. Percy Darling
Wendy YoungMiss Lily Pond

Swings: Tony Juliano and Pat Trott

Understudies: Russ Beasley (M. de Rougemont, Mr. Dick Rivers), Helon Blount (Mme. Matroppo), David Christmas (Mr. Percy Darling), Joel Craig (Al Cleveland), Jon Engstrom (Mr. Eddie Kettle), Robin Herbert (Mrs. Elsie Darling), Gillian Scalici (Mrs. Georgina Kettle) and Wendy Young (Miss Elsie Lilly)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1976 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Charles Repole

 1976 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Virginia Seidel

 1976 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Bill Gile

Drama Desk Award

 1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Virginia Seidel

 1976 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

James Harder

 1976 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Travis Hudson

 1976 Outstanding Revival [nominee] 

Produced by David Merrick, Max Brown and Byron Goldman; Produced by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

Theatre World

winner 1976 Award [recipient] 

Charles Repole

winner 1976 Award [recipient] 

Virginia Seidel


music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Schuyler Greene
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
We're on Our WayCompany
Some Sort of Somebody (from MISS INFORMATION)
(lyrics by Elsie Janis)
Miss Elsie Lilly, Miss Lily Pond and Mr. Dick Rivers
Thirteen CollarMr. Eddie Kettle
Bungalow in Quogue
(lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse)
Mrs. Elsie Darling and Mr. Percy Darling
Isn't It Great To Be MarriedMrs. Elsie Darling, Mrs. Georgina Kettle, Mr. Eddie Kettle and Mr. Percy Darling
Good Night Boat
(lyrics by Anne Caldwell and Frank Craven)
Left All Alone Again Blues
(lyrics by Anne Caldwell)
Mrs. Elsie Darling
Hot Dog!
(lyrics by Anne Caldwell)
If You're a Friend of Mine
(lyrics by Harry Graham)
Mrs. Elsie Darling and Mr. Eddie Kettle
Wedding Bells Are Calling Me (from NOBODY HOME)
(lyrics by Harry B. Smith)
ACT 2 Sung By
Honeymoon Inn
(lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse)
Miss Elsie Lilly and Company
I've Got to DanceM. de Rougemont and Company
Moon of Love
(lyrics by Anne Caldwell)
Mme. Matroppo and Company
Old Boy NeutralMiss Elsie Lilly and Mr. Dick Rivers
Babes in the Wood
(lyrics by Schuyler Greene and Jerome Kern)
Mrs. Elsie Darling and Mr. Eddie Kettle
(lyrics by Harry B. Smith)
Mme. Matroppo
Nodding Roses
(lyrics by Herbert Reynolds and John E. Hazzard)
Miss Elsie Lilly and Mr. Dick Rivers
(lyrics by Herbert Reynolds and John E. Hazzard)

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Booth Theatre

(12/21/1975 - 9/5/1976)
Conducted by Larry Blank.


Jo-Ann Cifala
Miss Carrie Closewell
Miss Lily Pond

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