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Alvin Theatre , (10/29/1936 - 4/10/1937)
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Opening Date:Oct 29, 1936   
Closing Date:Apr 10, 1937 Total Performances:183

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: New York City and Washington, D.C.


Production Staff
Produced by Vinton Freedley
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Frank Tours
Staged by Howard Lindsay; Choreographed by George Hale
Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager; Costume Design by Constance Ripley
Cast
Jimmy Durante "Policy" Pinkle
Ethel Merman "Nails" O'Reilly Duquesne
Bob Hope Bob Hale
May Abbey Mrs. Peabody
Betty Allen Betty
Joanne Allen Guest
Frank Archer First Marine
Stella Bailey Guest
Bill Benner "Ratface" Dugan
Ruth Bond Guest
Jeanette Bradley Guest
Cecile Carey Cecile
Gloria Clare Girl
Guest
Bruce Covert Second Marine
Thurston Crane Sonny Hadley
Prentiss Davis "Sure-Thing" Simpson
Muriel Downey Guest
Althea Elder Guest
Ruth Ernst Debutante
Geoffrey Errett Reporter
First Expressman
Grace Gillern Guest
Ruth Gormley Guest
Grace Hartman Grace
Paul Hartman "Fingers"
Prudence Hayes Guest
Ethelyne Holt Irene
Beverly Hosier Guest
Bill Houston Reporter
Helen Hudson Debutante
Dorothy Jackson Guest
Marguerite James Guest
Bernard Jannsen "Louie the Louse"
Lucille Johnson Lucille
Evelyn Kelly Debutante
Karl Kohrs Reporter
Second Expressman
June Le Roy Guest
Nancy Lee Guest
Robert Leonard Senator Malvinsky
Norman Lind Reporter
Sergeant-at-Arms
Mary Joan Martin Guest
Hazel Nevin Guest
Marquita Nicolai Debutante
Annette Nine Debutante
Peggy Oden Guest
Forrest Orr Warden of Larks Nest Prison
Senator O'Shaughnessy
Jeanette Owens Louella
Lew Parker Deputy Warden Mulligan
Senator Musilovitch
Jessica Pepper Debutante
Kay Picture Kay
Houston Richards Senator Del Grasso
Decorator
Leo Schippers "Flap-Ears" Metelli
Dorothy Schwank Guest
Jean Scott Guest
Eve Sorel Debutante
Frances Stewart Guest
Charlene Tucker Guest
Vivian Vance Vivian
Dorothy Vernon Anne Westcott
Arnita Wallace Reporter
Eleanor Wallace Reporter
Polly Walters Peaches La Fleur
Anne Wolf Tiny
music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter
ACT 1Sung By
At Ye Olde Coffee Shoppe in Cheyenne Reporters and Prison Band
It's a Great Life/ Perennial Debutantes Guests and Debutantes
Ours Anne Westcott, Sonny Hadley, Grace, "Fingers" and Girls
Down in the Depths on the 90th Floor "Nails" O'Reilly Duquesne
Carry On Sonny Hadley, Reporters and Muggs
You've Got Something Bob Hale and "Nails" O'Reilly Duquesne
It's De-Lovely "Nails" O'Reilly Duquesne and Bob Hale
A Little Skipper from Heaven Above "Policy" Pinkle, Muggs and Reporters
Five Hundred Million Vivian, Betty and Debutantes
Ridin' High "Nails" O'Reilly Duquesne and Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
We're About to Start Big Rehearsin' Debutantes
Hymn to Hymen Guests
What a Great Pair We'll Be Anne Westcott, Sonny Hadley, "Fingers", Grace and Ensemble
You're a Bad Influence on Me "Nails" O'Reilly Duquesne
Red, Hot and Blue "Nails" O'Reilly Duquesne and Ensemble