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Roberta   

 
New Amsterdam Theatre, (11/18/1933 - 7/21/1934)
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Opening Date: Nov 18, 1933    
Closing Date: Jul 21, 1934 Total Performances: 295

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in a prologue and two acts
Setting: Fraternity House at Haverhill College, U.S.A.



Production Staff
Produced by Max Gordon
Music by Jerome Kern; Book by Otto Harbach; from the novel "Gowns by Roberta" by Alice Duer Miller; Lyrics by Otto Harbach; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Victor Baravalle
Choreographed by Jose Limon; Uncredited Director: Hassard Short
Scenic Design by Clark Robinson; Gowns Designed by Madame Tafel; Furs Designed by Max Koch; Costume Design by Kiviette; Uncredited Lighting Design by Hassard Short
General Manager: Ben A. Boyar
Stage Manager: Frank Hall; Assistant Stage Mgr: George Djimos and William Torpey
Conducted by Max Meth
Press Representative: Howard S. Benedict
Cast
Barbara AdamsMannequin
Ray AdamsCalifornia Collegian
Berenice AlaireSidonie
the Presser
Leon AltonMember of Alpha Beta Pi
Michael AlvarezMember of Alpha Beta Pi
Dorothy AtkinsMannequin
Bob BarrettMember of Alpha Beta Pi
Elsie BehrensDebutante
Norma ButlerDebutante
Sally BynumMannequin
California CollegiansHuckleberry Haines' Orchestra
Phyllis CameronMannequin
Barbara ChildMannequin
Bobette ChristineAngele
the Assistant
Florence ChumbecosMannequin
Aida ConkeyDebutante
Lola De LilleMannequin
George DjimosThe Singer at Cafe Russe
Bert DoughtyMember of Alpha Beta Pi
Jack DouglasMember of Alpha Beta Pi
Rene Du PlessisCalifornia Collegian
Jane EvansMrs. Teale
the Mother
Rose GaleMannequin
Bob GrayMember of Alpha Beta Pi
Helen GraySophie Teale
the Debutante
Sydney GreenstreetLord Henry Delves
the Friend of Roberta
William HainLadislaw
the Doorman
Bunny HallowDebutante
Ruth HamiltonMannequin
Vernon HammerMember of Alpha Beta Pi
Buddy HertelleMember of Alpha Beta Pi
Bob HopeHuckleberry Haines
the Crooner
Ed JeromeM. Leroux
the Solicitor
Edna JohnsonMannequin
Alan JonesCalifornia Collegian
Lillian LamonteMannequin
Dorothy LaneDebutante
Catherine LaughlinMannequin
Fred MacMurrayCalifornia Collegian
Raymond E. MiddletonJohn Kent
the Fullback
Evelyn MonteDebutante
Herb MonteiCalifornia Collegian
John MuccioMember of Alpha Beta Pi
George MurphyBilly Boyden
the Hoofer
Nayan PearceLuella
the Model
John PetersMember of Alpha Beta Pi
Carole RenwickDebutante
Lyda RobertiMme. Nunez
(Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer
Josephine RobertsMannequin
Marion RossMme. Grandet
the Fitter
Jimmy RyanMember of Alpha Beta Pi
Tania SaniaMannequin
Stanislaw SarmatoffThe Proprietor of Cafe Russe
Ruth ShawDebutante
Gretchen ShermanThe Buyer
TamaraStephanie
The Manager of Roberta's
Fay TempletonAunt Minnie
(Trade Name, Roberta), the Modiste
William TorpeyThe Bartender
Rosalie TregoDebutante
Mavis WalshMarie
the Stylist
Sandra WaltersMannequin
Clara WaringMannequin
Virginia WhitmoreThe Flower Girl
Mannequin
Barbara WilliamsDebutante
Lou WoodCalifornia Collegian
Neil WoodCalifornia Collegian
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Otto Harbach
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Let's BeginBilly Boyden (the Hoofer) and Ensemble
Alpha, Beta, PiHuckleberry Haines (the Crooner), Billy Boyden (the Hoofer), John Kent (the Fullback) and Ensemble
You're DevastatingHuckleberry Haines (the Crooner)
Let's Begin (Reprise) Billy Boyden (the Hoofer), John Kent (the Fullback), Huckleberry Haines (the Crooner) and Male Ensemble
You're Devastating (Reprise) Stephanie (The Manager of Roberta's)
YesterdaysAunt Minnie ((Trade Name, Roberta), the Modiste)
Something's Got to HappenMme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer), Huckleberry Haines (the Crooner) and John Kent (the Fullback)
The Touch of Your HandStephanie (The Manager of Roberta's) and Ladislaw (the Doorman)
I'll Be Hard to Handle
(lyrics by Bernard Dougall)
Mme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer)
ACT 2 Sung By
Hot SpotMme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer), Billy Boyden (the Hoofer), Marie (the Stylist), Angele (the Assistant) and Luella (the Model)
Smoke Gets in Your EyesStephanie (The Manager of Roberta's)
Let's Begin (Reprise) Huckleberry Haines (the Crooner) and Stephanie (The Manager of Roberta's)
Something's Got to Happen (Reprise) Mme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer) and John Kent (the Fullback)
Let's Begin (Reprise) Huckleberry Haines (the Crooner), John Kent (the Fullback), Mme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer) and Lord Henry Delves (the Friend of Roberta)
Don't Ask Me Not to SingHuckleberry Haines (the Crooner) and California Collegians
The Touch of Your Hand (Reprise)
I'll Be Hard to Handle
(lyrics by Bernard Dougall)
Mme. Nunez ((Clementina Scharwenka), the Star Customer)