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I'd Rather Be Right   

Alvin Theatre, (11/02/1937 - 5/1938)
Music Box Theatre, (5/23/1938 - 7/09/1938)
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Opening Date: Nov 02, 1937    
Closing Date: Jul 09, 1938 Total Performances: 290

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Central Park, New York. July 4.

Production Staff
Produced by Sam H. Harris
Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart; Book by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Book staged by George S. Kaufman; Modern dances staged by Ned McGurn; Choreographed by Charles Weidman
Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Modern clothes by John Hambleton
Conducted by David Allman
Dancing Girl
Joseph AllenA Butler
David AllmanThe Secretary of the Navy
Florenz AmesJames B. Maxwell
Al AtkinsThe Secretary of Commerce
Jack BarnesThe Minstrel
American Couple
Dancing Boy
Virginia BergerSinging Girl
Sol BlackAcrobat
Robert BleckThe Secretary of Agriculture
Jeanette BradleyThe Nurse
American Couple
Dancing Girl
Charles BywaterSinging Boy
Cecil CareySinging Girl
Don CarterA Seal
American Couple
Dancing Boy
John CherryThe Chief Justice
Ruth ClaytonSinging Girl
George M. CohanThe President of the United States
Marie Louise DanaThe President's Mother
Eleanor De WittDancing Girl
Martin FairClown
American Couple
Dancing Boy
Bijou FernandezThe Secretary of Labor
Len FrankSinging Boy
Kate FredricDancing Girl
John FulcoSinging Boy
Ralph GloverPresident's Secretary
Ruth GormleyDancing Girl
Joseph GranvilleAnother Mother
American Couple
Singing Boy
Marion GreenThe Secretary of State
Geraldine HamiltonSinging Girl
Edward HarringtonBest Man
American Couple
Dancing Boy
Joy HodgesPeggy Jones
Taylor HolmesThe Secretary of the Treasury
Robert HowardDancing Boy
Jay HunterDancing Boy
Jack KearneySinging Boy
Linda KelloggSinging Girl
Georgette LampsiDancing Girl
Jeanette LeeDancing Girl
Jack LeslieSinging Boy
Robert LessThe Attorney-General
Velma LordDancing Girl
Joseph MacaulayFederal Theatre Director
Lili MannThe Teacher
American Couple
Dancing Girl
William MarelSinging Boy
Austin MarshallPhil Barker
Irene McBrideThe Mother
American Couple
Charles McLoughlinThe Secretary of the Interior
John McQuadeSinging Boy
Evelyn MillsSistie
Jack MillsThe Secretary of War
Warren MillsBuzzie
The Son
American Couple
Marie NashSinging Girl
Fred NayThe Father
American Couple
Dancing Boy
Austra NeimanBareback Rider
American Couple
Dancing Girl
Paul ParksThe Postmaster General
Erminie RandolphSinging Girl
Jack ReynoldsAcrobat
Jane RichardsonSinging Girl
Tina RigatAnother Mother
American Couple
Dancing Girl
Margaret SandeThe Girl
American Couple
Son's Girl
American Couple
Patsy SchenkDancing Girl
Betty SchlafferDancing Girl
Clarise SitomerA Flower Girl
American Couple
Dancing Girl
Bob SpencerSinging Boy
Emily StephensonSinging Girl
Georgie TappsSocial Service Messenger
The Boy
American Couple
The Son, grown up
American Couple
Beau TildenDancing Boy
Norman Van EmburghSinging Boy
Joe VerdiJoe
Dorothy WallerDancing Girl
Mary Jane WalshSinging Girl
Jack WhitneyA Photographer
American Couple
American Couple
Herbert WoodSinging Boy
music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart
ACT 1 Sung By
A Homogeneous CabinetCabinet Members
Have You Met Miss Jones?Peggy Jones and Phil Barker
Take and Take and TakeThe Judge's Girl and Ensemble
Spring in ViennaTony
A Little Bit of Constitutional FunThe Judge's Girl and Ensemble
Sweet Sixty-FivePeggy Jones and Phil Barker
We're Going to Balance the BudgetThe President of the United States and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
American CoupleEnsemble
Labor Is the ThingJames B. Maxwell and Ensemble
I'd Rather Be RightPeggy Jones, Phil Barker, The Judge's Girl, The President of the United States and Ensemble
Off the RecordThe President of the United States
A Baby BondThe Secretary of the Treasury