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Earl Carroll Theatre, (2/05/1929 - 5/11/1929)
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Opening Date: Feb 05, 1929    
Closing Date: May 11, 1929 Total Performances: 111

Category: Musical, Romantic Comedy, Operetta, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and around Venice, 18th Century
Comments: Earl Carroll's first attempt at a "book" musical. At the time, the most expensive flop in history, costing his backer, Mrs. Anne Weightman Penfield $350,000. Carroll cast his girlfriend, Dorothy Knapp, as the star even though she couldn't sing. Knapp did not sing at all and was panned by the critics.

Production Staff
Produced by Earl Carroll
Music by George Babgy and G. Romilli; Book by Earl Carroll; Book adapted by Charlton Andrews; Lyrics by George Babgy and G. Romilli; Additional lyrics by Grace Henry, Jo Trent and Billy Rose; Music orchestrated by Domenico Savino; Musical Director: Han Fredhoven
Choreographed by Leroy Prinz; Production Supervised by Earl Carroll; Staged by Clifford Brooke and Edgar J. MacGregor
Scenic Design by Clark Robinson; Costume Design by William H. Matthews and Charles LeMaire
Dorothy KnappFioretta Pepoli
Violet ArnoldEnsemble
Lionel AtwillCount Matteo Di Brozzo
Faith BaconEnsemble
Paul BankerEnsemble
Vic BanksSoldier
William BillinghurstEnsemble
Jack BoggsEnsemble
Lilian BondRosamanda
Jay BrennanCaponetti
Fanny BriceMarchesa Vera Di Livio
Dorothy BrittonEnsemble
Leo BronsonEnsemble
Louise BrooksLucetta
Catherine ClarkEnsemble
G. Davison ClarkCaptain of the Guard
Charles ColumbusAnother Harlequin
Elsie ConnorBeatrice
Dorothy CorriganEnsemble
Dorice CovertEnsemble
Rita CraneGuiseppa
Evelyn CrowellDancer from Paris
Frank CullenGiacomo
Frances DelacyEnsemble
Sylvia DerbyEnsemble
Leon DumbadseEnsemble
Leon ErrolJulio Pepoli
Jackson FairchildTurnkey
Stuart N. FarringtonCorporal
Frank FioreEnrico
Dorothea FrankEnsemble
David GerryPaulo
Harry GoldbergTito
Betty GoodwinEnsemble
Gean GreenwaldBishop
Giovanni GuerreriLuigi
Roy HansenEnsemble
Marion HarckeEnsemble
Angeline HasselEnsemble
Virginia HawkinsEnsemble
George HoustonOrsino (Count di Rovani)
Charles HowardMarquis Filippo Di Livio
Stanley HowardEnsemble
Margaret JoyceEnsemble
Theo KarleDuke of Venice
Nelda KincaidEnsemble
Carol KingsburySpanish Ambassador's Daughter
Martin Le RoyEnsemble
Bob LeeEnsemble
Jack LepsEnsemble
August LindauerRoberto
Wallace MagillAnother Bishop
Margaret MannersLady from Milan
John MarloweEnsemble
Doris MayeEnsemble
Russell McLellandEnsemble
Ida MichaelsEnsemble
Odessa MorganEnsemble
Alphonso MullarkeyA Herald
Armin MullerEnsemble
Ordoni MuzziEnsemble
Charles NaylorEnsemble
Leo PardelloUgo
Ruth PattersonEnsemble
Elsie PedrickLady from Pisa
Irma PhilbinLady from Naples
Rae PowellEnsemble
John RolandEnsemble
Leonard RossEnsemble
Louis RuffEnsemble
Albert SanchezEnsemble
Blanche SatchellLady from Rome
Hugh SaundersEnsemble
Sidney SchlesserMarco
Rose ShawEnsemble
Martin SheppardSergeant
Autumn SimmsEnsemble
Nelson SnowHarlequin
Rita StoneEnsemble
Clement TaylorJester
Peggy TaylorRosa
Ernest TelloEnsemble
Benjamin TilbergEnsemble
Leonard TrionPietro
Costanza VenturellaEnsemble
Ethel Jane WalkerDuchess of Venice
Dow WallingEnsemble
J. Allen WareEnsemble
Vivian WilsonSilvia
John ZimmermanEnsemble
music by G. Romilli and George Bagby; lyrics by G. Romilli and George Bagby
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Pierrot and Pierrette
Blade of Mine
(lyrics by Grace Henry and Jo Trent)
Orsino (Count di Rovani)
Carnival of VeniceHarlequin and Another Harlequin
Coronation of the QueenEnsemble
Dream Boat
(lyrics by Grace Henry and Jo Trent)
Orsino (Count di Rovani) and Fioretta Pepoli
Roses of Red
Wicked Old Village of VeniceMarchesa Vera Di Livio, Caponetti and Marquis Filippo Di Livio
(lyrics by Grace Henry)
Orsino (Count di Rovani)
Wedding of FiorettaEnsemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Chant of the MonksMonks
Little Flower
In My Gondola
My Heart Belongs to You
(lyrics by Grace Henry and Jo Trent)
Duchess of Venice
Soliloquy of the MinisterCount Matteo Di Brozzo
Alone With YouDuchess of Venice and Count Matteo Di Brozzo