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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 HopeBob Hale
May AbbeyMrs. Peabody
Betty AllenBetty
Joanne AllenGuest
Frank ArcherFirst Marine
Stella BaileyGuest
Bill Benner"Ratface" Dugan
Ruth BondGuest
Jeanette BradleyGuest
Cecile CareyCecile
Gloria ClareGirl
Guest
Bruce CovertSecond Marine
Thurston CraneSonny Hadley
Prentiss Davis"Sure-Thing" Simpson
Muriel DowneyGuest
Althea ElderGuest
Ruth ErnstDebutante
Geoffrey ErrettReporter
First Expressman
Grace GillernGuest
Ruth GormleyGuest
Grace HartmanGrace
Paul Hartman"Fingers"
Prudence HayesGuest
Ethelyne HoltIrene
Beverly HosierGuest
Bill HoustonReporter
Helen HudsonDebutante
Dorothy JacksonGuest
Marguerite JamesGuest
Bernard Jannsen"Louie the Louse"
Lucille JohnsonLucille
Evelyn KellyDebutante
Karl KohrsReporter
Second Expressman
June Le RoyGuest
Nancy LeeGuest
Robert LeonardSenator Malvinsky
Norman LindReporter
Sergeant-at-Arms
Mary Joan MartinGuest
Hazel NevinGuest
Marquita NicolaiDebutante
Annette NineDebutante
Peggy OdenGuest
Forrest OrrWarden of Larks Nest Prison
Senator O'Shaughnessy
Jeanette OwensLouella
Lew ParkerDeputy Warden Mulligan
Senator Musilovitch
Jessica PepperDebutante
Kay PictureKay
Houston RichardsSenator Del Grasso
Decorator
Leo Schippers"Flap-Ears" Metelli
Dorothy SchwankGuest
Jean ScottGuest
Eve SorelDebutante
Frances StewartGuest
Charlene TuckerGuest
Vivian VanceVivian
Dorothy VernonAnne Westcott
Arnita WallaceReporter
Eleanor WallaceReporter
Polly WaltersPeaches La Fleur
Anne WolfTiny
music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter
ACT 1 Sung By
At Ye Olde Coffee Shoppe in CheyenneReporters and Prison Band
It's a Great Life/ Perennial DebutantesGuests and Debutantes
OursAnne Westcott, Sonny Hadley, Grace, "Fingers" and Girls
Down in the Depths on the 90th Floor"Nails" O'Reilly Duquesne
Carry OnSonny Hadley, Reporters and Muggs
You've Got SomethingBob 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 MillionVivian, Betty and Debutantes
Ridin' High"Nails" O'Reilly Duquesne and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
We're About to Start Big Rehearsin'Debutantes
Hymn to HymenGuests
What a Great Pair We'll BeAnne 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