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Virginia   
"An American Musical Romance"

 
Center Theatre, (9/02/1937 - 10/23/1937)
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Opening Date: Sep 02, 1937    
Closing Date: Oct 23, 1937 Total Performances: 60

Category: Musical, Romance, Original, Broadway
Setting: Virginia. 1775.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned by The Rockefellers
Produced by The Center Theatre (John Kenneth Hyatt, Managing Director)
Book by Laurence Stallings and Owen Davis; Music by Arthur Schwartz; Lyrics by Albert Stillman; Music orchestrated by Ardon Cornwell, Hans Spialek, Phil Wall, Will Vodery and Maurice Baron; Vocal arrangements by Lee Montgomery and Ken Christie
Staged by Leon Leonidoff; Book directed by Edward Clarke Lilley; Choreographed by Florence Rogge
Scenic Design by Lee Simonson; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff
General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Stage Manager: Paul Porter; Assistant Stage Mgr: Burton McEvilly, William Torpey and Richard Whale; Technical Director: Frank Hall
Musical Supervisor: Don Voorhees
Press Representative: Willard Keefe; Press Associate: Lorella Val-Mery; Assistant to Mr. Leonidoff: Nicholas Daks and Alfred Stern
Cast
Martha AdamsonEnsemble
AjaxFire-Eater
Player of the Street Fair
James AllisonEnsemble
Nelson AmesEnsemble
Viola AndersonWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Avis AndrewsMiranda
Elizabeth AndrewsEnsemble
Gene ArcherEnsemble
Bruce BarclayEnsemble
Milton BarnetteCorps du Ballet member
Mona BarrieLady Agatha
John BarryEnsemble
George BeachEnsemble
Clarence BeasleySlave Child
Bertha BelmoreMinnie Fortesque
Max BensonEnsemble
Margaret BentonEnsemble
Alice BerwaldEnsemble
Anne BoothSylvia Laurence
Geraldine BorkEnsemble
Patricia BowmanPrima Ballerina of Drury Lane
Virginia BrowningCorps du Ballet member
Nigel BruceHis Excellency, Governor of the Colony
John W. BubblesScipio
Ford L. BuckHannibal
Boris ButleroffCorps du Ballet member
Jack CarrWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Helen CarrollDaphne
Ensemble
Tania ClellCorps du Ballet member
G. CongreveEnsemble
Don CortezEnsemble
Henry DavisWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
John DiggsWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Mable DownsEnsemble
Janice DremannEnsemble
Laura DuncanWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Ranolds DuplerEnsemble
John EldonEnsemble
Maurice EllisWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Sally EllisWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Esta ElmanPhyllis
Ensemble
James Evans & Co.Juggler
Player of the Street Fair
Gordon FeltsEnsemble
Doris FischerChild of the Gentry
Leon FokineCorps du Ballet member
Marie FoxEnsemble
Ed. GallowayEnsemble
Herbert GarstinTown Crier
Margo GavinEnsemble
Ray GilesWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Herbert GoffEnsemble
Ronald GrahamColonel Richard Fairfax
of the Virginia Rangers
Gail GrantCorps du Ballet member
Marie GrimaldiCorps du Ballet member
Val GueralCorps du Ballet member
Katie HallWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Lansing HatfieldCaptain Boyd
of the Virginia Rangers
Gladys HavertyEnsemble
Hermoine HawkinsCorps du Ballet member
Lola HayesWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Margaret HaynessCorps du Ballet member
Dennis HoeySir Guy Carleton
Bruce HowardWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Louisa HowardWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Mabel HowardWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Polly IuenCorps du Ballet member
Lo IvenCorps du Ballet member
Norman JacksonEnsemble
Eleanor JamesCorps du Ballet member
Charlotte JuniusWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Nora KayeCorps du Ballet member
George KiddonCorps du Ballet member
Karl KohrsEnsemble
Leona KraussEnsemble
Robert LandineEnsemble
Anna LazarevichCorps du Ballet member
Bubblesette LeacockSlave Child
Linn LedfordEnsemble
James LillardWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Gene LockhartFortesque
of Drury Lane
Thalia MaraCorps du Ballet member
Anthony MarvinEnsemble
Joseph MeyerEnsemble
Margaret MillerCorps du Ballet member
Doris MooreEnsemble
Charlotte MountCorps du Ballet member
Mae MuthEnsemble
Fyodor NazinoffCorps du Ballet member
Doris NewcombCorps du Ballet member
Eunice NorthupEnsemble
Martha PacinaCorps du Ballet member
Muriel PackCorps du Ballet member
George PrenticePuppet Master
Player of the Street Fair
David PrestonCorps du Ballet member
Marion RaberEnsemble
Robert RainesWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
John RavoldA Patriot
Billy RedfieldChild of the Gentry
Gordon RichardsCaptain Somerset
A.D.C. to the Governor
Bruce RogersEnsemble
Margaret RogersCorps du Ballet member
Peggy RomanoChild of the Gentry
Rosa RubensteinEnsemble
Nina SabatiniCorps du Ballet member
Joseph ScandurEnsemble
Tom ScottEnsemble
Winton SearsEnsemble
Zelda SheltonWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Morrie SiegelEnsemble
Maude SimmonsWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Gus SimonsWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Ed SmithEnsemble
Irene SoussaninCorps du Ballet member
Sylvia StoneEnsemble
TatyannaEnsemble
Harold TaubCorps du Ballet member
Tom TempestMajor-Domo
Stage Doorman
Charles TimpsonSlave Child
Adrienne TonerCorps du Ballet member
Valia ValentinoffPremier Dancer of Drury Lane
Gladys VincentEnsemble
Grace WalshCorps du Ballet member
Howard WarrinerEnsemble
Charles WelchWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Alma WertleyCorps du Ballet member
Lewis WhiteWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
W. W. WhitfieldWill Vodery's Negro Choir member
Katherine WilsonCorps du Ballet member
David WorthCorps du Ballet member
Irene ZambelliCorps du Ballet member
music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Albert Stillman
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
VirginiaCaptain Boyd (of the Virginia Rangers) and Ensemble
We Had to RehearseEnsemble
An Old Flame Never Dies
(lyrics by Albert Stillman and Laurence Stallings)
Sylvia Laurence and Ensemble
Send One Angel DownMiranda and Choir
We Had to Rehearse (Reprise) Ensemble
My Bridal Gown
(lyrics by Albert Stillman and Laurence Stallings)
Sylvia Laurence
Good and LuckyScipio, Miranda and Hannibal
It's Our Duty to the KingHis Excellency, Governor of the Colony and Ensemble
If You Were Someone ElseColonel Richard Fairfax (of the Virginia Rangers) and Ensemble
Goodbye JonahScipio and Choir
An Old Flame Never Dies (Reprise)
(lyrics by Albert Stillman and Laurence Stallings)
Colonel Richard Fairfax (of the Virginia Rangers), Sylvia Laurence and Lady Agatha
My Heart Is DancingSylvia Laurence, Prima Ballerina of Drury Lane and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Meet Me at the FairEnsemble
If You Were Someone Else (Reprise) Colonel Richard Fairfax (of the Virginia Rangers) and Sylvia Laurence
Why Must I Play the Lady?Lady Agatha and Girls
You and I Know
(lyrics by Laurence Stallings and Albert Stillman)
Sylvia Laurence and Colonel Richard Fairfax (of the Virginia Rangers)
Fee-Fie-Fo-FumGirls
I'll Be Sittin' in De Lap o' De LordMiranda, Scipio, Hannibal and Choir
You and I Know (Reprise)
(lyrics by Laurence Stallings and Albert Stillman)
Colonel Richard Fairfax (of the Virginia Rangers) and Sylvia Laurence
Virginia (Reprise) Entire Company