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Phoenix Theatre, (5/22/1956 - 6/17/1956)

Opening Date: May 22, 1956
Closing Date: Jun 17, 1956
Total Performances: 32

Category: Musical, Sketches, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical revue in two acts

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by The Phoenix Theatre (T. Edward Hambleton: Co-Founder and Managing Director; Norris Houghton: Co-Founder)

Sketches by: Nat Hiken, Billy Friedberg, Eudora Welty, Mike Stewart, George Baxt, Bud McCreery, Allan Manings and Bob Van Scoyk; Music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; Lyrics by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; Additional music and lyrics by: John Latouche, Sheldon Harnick, Lee Adams, Charles Strouse, John Strauss, Sidney Shaw, Sammy Cahn and Michael Brown; Musical Director: Will Irwin; Music orchestrated by John Strauss; Additional orchestrations by: Joe Glover and Tommy Goodman

Conceived by Ben Bagley; Directed by Paul Lammers; Choreographed by Charles Weidman

Scenic Design by Klaus Holm; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by Klaus Holm

Company Manager: Nat Parnes

Production Stage Manager: Robert Woods; Stage Manager: Stark Hesseltine and Melvyn Bernhardt

General Press Representative: Ben Kornzweig

Opening Night Cast

Beverley BozemanYoung Woman
Sister
Evans
Show Girl
Joel GreyCompere
Son
The Vice-President
The Window Washer
Prime Minister
Tammy GrimesWoman
Mom
Compere
Violet Whichaway
Mary HarmonShow Girl
Slave Girl
Dorothy JarnacDaughter-in-law
The Gamin
Show Girl
George MarcyJunior
Compere
Wrecker
Escort
Judge
Tommy MortonMan
Grandfather
Wrecker
Escort
Cop
H. Drexel Groves
Charlotte RaeCompere
Old Woman
Ecstasy
The Secretary
Millicent Fortescue
Brunhilde Benzine
Mrs. McKenzie
Larry StorchMan
Dad
The Playwright
Desmond Dupree
Prince

Understudies: Mary Harmon and Jack Kauflin

Songs



ACT 1 Sung By
Far From Wonderful
(music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke )
Good Little Girls
(music by Vernon Duke and Sammy Cahn; lyrics by Vernon Duke and Sammy Cahn )
Second Avenue and 12th Street Rag
(music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke )
The Shape of Things
(music by Sheldon Harnick; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick )
Madly in Love
(music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke )
I Lost the Rhythm
(music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Charles Strouse )
Third Avenue El
(music by Michael Brown; lyrics by Michael Brown )
ACT 2 Sung By
Fly Now, Pay Later
(music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke )
A Little Love, A Little Money--I
(music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke )
Far From Wonderful
(music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke )
The Window Washer and The Gamin
Born Too Late
(music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke )
Spring Doth Let Her Colours Fly
(music by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams; lyrics by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams )
Brunhilde Benzine, Show Girls and Escorts
Summer Is Icumen In
(music by Vernon Duke and John Latouche; lyrics by Vernon Duke and John Latouche )
A Little Love, A Little Money--II
(music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke )
Love Is Still in Town
(music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke )
I'm Glad I'm Not a Man
(music by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke )
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