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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 Adamson Ensemble
Ajax Fire-Eater
Player of the Street Fair
James Allison Ensemble
Nelson Ames Ensemble
Viola Anderson Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Avis Andrews Miranda
Elizabeth Andrews Ensemble
Gene Archer Ensemble
Bruce Barclay Ensemble
Milton Barnette Corps du Ballet member
Mona Barrie Lady Agatha
John Barry Ensemble
George Beach Ensemble
Clarence Beasley Slave Child
Bertha Belmore Minnie Fortesque
Max Benson Ensemble
Margaret Benton Ensemble
Alice Berwald Ensemble
Anne Booth Sylvia Laurence
Geraldine Bork Ensemble
Patricia Bowman Prima Ballerina of Drury Lane
Virginia Browning Corps du Ballet member
Nigel Bruce His Excellency, Governor of the Colony
John W. Bubbles Scipio
Ford L. Buck Hannibal
Boris Butleroff Corps du Ballet member
Jack Carr Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Helen Carroll Daphne
Ensemble
Tania Clell Corps du Ballet member
G. Congreve Ensemble
Don Cortez Ensemble
Henry Davis Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
John Diggs Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Mable Downs Ensemble
Janice Dremann Ensemble
Laura Duncan Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Ranolds Dupler Ensemble
John Eldon Ensemble
Maurice Ellis Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Sally Ellis Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Esta Elman Phyllis
Ensemble
James Evans & Co. Juggler
Player of the Street Fair
Gordon Felts Ensemble
Doris Fischer Child of the Gentry
Leon Fokine Corps du Ballet member
Marie Fox Ensemble
Ed. Galloway Ensemble
Herbert Garstin Town Crier
Margo Gavin Ensemble
Ray Giles Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Herbert Goff Ensemble
Ronald Graham Colonel Richard Fairfax
of the Virginia Rangers
Gail Grant Corps du Ballet member
Marie Grimaldi Corps du Ballet member
Val Gueral Corps du Ballet member
Katie Hall Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Lansing Hatfield Captain Boyd
of the Virginia Rangers
Gladys Haverty Ensemble
Hermoine Hawkins Corps du Ballet member
Lola Hayes Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Margaret Hayness Corps du Ballet member
Dennis Hoey Sir Guy Carleton
Bruce Howard Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Louisa Howard Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Mabel Howard Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Polly Iuen Corps du Ballet member
Lo Iven Corps du Ballet member
Norman Jackson Ensemble
Eleanor James Corps du Ballet member
Charlotte Junius Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Nora Kaye Corps du Ballet member
George Kiddon Corps du Ballet member
Karl Kohrs Ensemble
Leona Krauss Ensemble
Robert Landine Ensemble
Anna Lazarevich Corps du Ballet member
Bubblesette Leacock Slave Child
Linn Ledford Ensemble
James Lillard Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Gene Lockhart Fortesque
of Drury Lane
Thalia Mara Corps du Ballet member
Anthony Marvin Ensemble
Joseph Meyer Ensemble
Margaret Miller Corps du Ballet member
Doris Moore Ensemble
Charlotte Mount Corps du Ballet member
Mae Muth Ensemble
Fyodor Nazinoff Corps du Ballet member
Doris Newcomb Corps du Ballet member
Eunice Northup Ensemble
Martha Pacina Corps du Ballet member
Muriel Pack Corps du Ballet member
George Prentice Puppet Master
Player of the Street Fair
David Preston Corps du Ballet member
Marion Raber Ensemble
Robert Raines Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
John Ravold A Patriot
Billy Redfield Child of the Gentry
Gordon Richards Captain Somerset
A.D.C. to the Governor
Bruce Rogers Ensemble
Margaret Rogers Corps du Ballet member
Peggy Romano Child of the Gentry
Rosa Rubenstein Ensemble
Nina Sabatini Corps du Ballet member
Joseph Scandur Ensemble
Tom Scott Ensemble
Winton Sears Ensemble
Zelda Shelton Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Morrie Siegel Ensemble
Maude Simmons Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Gus Simons Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Ed Smith Ensemble
Irene Soussanin Corps du Ballet member
Sylvia Stone Ensemble
Tatyanna Ensemble
Harold Taub Corps du Ballet member
Tom Tempest Major-Domo
Stage Doorman
Charles Timpson Slave Child
Adrienne Toner Corps du Ballet member
Valia Valentinoff Premier Dancer of Drury Lane
Gladys Vincent Ensemble
Grace Walsh Corps du Ballet member
Howard Warriner Ensemble
Charles Welch Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Alma Wertley Corps du Ballet member
Lewis White Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
W. W. Whitfield Will Vodery's Negro Choir member
Katherine Wilson Corps du Ballet member
David Worth Corps du Ballet member
Irene Zambelli Corps du Ballet member
music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Albert Stillman
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Virginia Captain Boyd (of the Virginia Rangers) and Ensemble
We Had to Rehearse Ensemble
An Old Flame Never Dies
(lyrics by Albert Stillman and Laurence Stallings)
Sylvia Laurence and Ensemble
Send One Angel Down Miranda and Choir
We Had to Rehearse (Reprise)Ensemble
My Bridal Gown
(lyrics by Albert Stillman and Laurence Stallings)
Sylvia Laurence
Good and Lucky Scipio, Miranda and Hannibal
It's Our Duty to the King His Excellency, Governor of the Colony and Ensemble
If You Were Someone Else Colonel Richard Fairfax (of the Virginia Rangers) and Ensemble
Goodbye Jonah Scipio 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 Dancing Sylvia Laurence, Prima Ballerina of Drury Lane and Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
Meet Me at the Fair Ensemble
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-Fum Girls
I'll Be Sittin' in De Lap o' De Lord Miranda, 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