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Ziegfeld Follies of 1943   

 
Winter Garden Theatre, (4/01/1943 - 1/25/1944)
Imperial Theatre, (1/25/1944 - 7/22/1944)
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Opening Date: Apr 01, 1943    
Closing Date: Jul 22, 1944 Total Performances: 553

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway



Production Staff
Produced by Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.); Produced in association with Alfred Bloomingdale and Lou Walters; Produced by arrangement with Billie Burke Ziegfeld
Music by Ray Henderson; Additional music by Dan White; Sketches by Lester Lee, Jerry Seelen, Bud Pearson, Les White, Joseph Erens, Charles Sherman, Harry Young, Lester Lawrence, Baldwin Bergersen, Ray Golden, Sid Kuller, William K. Wells and Harold J. Rome; Additional lyrics by Buddy Burston; Lyrics by Jack Yellen; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Orchestra under the direction of John McManus; Additional material by Joseph Erens
Entire production devised and staged by John Murray Anderson; Choreographed by Robert Alton; Dialogue directed by Arthur Pierson and Fred De Cordova; Production Supervised by Harry A. Kaufman
Scenic Design by Watson Barratt; Costume Design by Miles White; Assistant to Watson Barratt: Albert A. Ostrander; Assistant to Miles White: Mary Grant
Company Manager: Phil Adler
Technical Director: Carlton Winkler; Stage Manager: Fred DeCordova and Danny Brennan; Production Manager: Archie Thomson
General Publicity Director: C. P. Greneker; Associate Press Representative: Howard Newman; Assistant to Mr. Anderson: Saint Subber
Cast
Milton BerleCecil
Counter Attack
J. Pierswift Armour
The Merchant of Venison
Perry Johnson
Loves-A-Poppin'
Escamillio
Carmen in Zoot
Charlie Grant
Mr Grant Goes To Washington
"Hold That Smile" Dancer
"The Micromaniac" Singer
"The Micromaniac" Singer
Ilona Massey"Thirty-Five Summers Ago" Singer
"Love Songs are Made in the Night" Singer
Gertrude Olsen
Loves-A-Poppin'
Michala
Carmen in Zoot
"Hindu Serenade" Singer
"Hold That Smile" Dancer
Arthur TreacherGodfrey
Good God Godfrey
Crumpet
Loves-A-Poppin'
Don Jose
Carmen in Zoot
Himself
Once a Butler
"Hold That Smile" Dancer
Jack AllenDancing Boy
Ray ArnettDancing Boy
Carolyn AyresZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Congregation
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
Christine Ayres"Prologue" Performer
"Love Songs are Made in the Night" Dancer
A Fortune Teller
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
"Back to the Farm" Singer
Bea BaileyZiegfeld Follies Show Girl
Bil BairdStill Another Character
Cora BairdPerformer
Jim Barron"Prologue" Performer
Dancing Boy
Robert BayA Rhythmaire
Ben Yost's Vi-Kings"Prologue" Performers
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Singers
Picadors
Mary Alice BighamZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Oliver Boersma"Prologue" Performer
Doris BrentZiegfeld Follies Show Girl
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
Veronica ByrnesZiegfeld Follies Show Girl
Josine CagleZiegfeld Follies Show Girl
Imogen Carpenter"Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Singer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Singer
"Hold That Smile" Singer
Skippy CekanZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Virginia ChenevalZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Jack ColeThe Groom
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
"Hindu Serenade" Dancer
Ann ConnollyZiegfeld Follies Show Girl
Ray CookDancing Boy
Bob Copsy"Prologue" Performer
Dancing Boy
Bruce DavisonDancing Boy
Grace De WittZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Betty DouglasZiegfeld Follies Show Girl
Penny Edwards"Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
Nadine Gae"Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Dancer
"Love Songs are Made in the Night" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
The Bull
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
"Hold That Smile" Singer
Mary Ganley"Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
"Hold That Smile" Dancer
Arthur GrahlDancing Boy
David GrayDancing Boy
Victor GriffinA Rhythmaire
Eleanor HallZiegfeld Follies Show Girl
Patricia Hall"This Is It" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
Edward HayesA Ben Yost's Vi-King
Manfred HechtA Ben Yost's Vi-King
Marilyn HightowerZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Congregation
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
Gretchen HouserZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Howard JacksonA Ben Yost's Vi-King
Jerry JansleyThe Bellringer
Jerry KobanZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Yvonne KummerZiegfeld Follies Show Girl
Rebecca LeeThe Bride
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
"Hindu Serenade" Dancer
Kay LewisZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
"Carmen in Zoot" Prologue Performer
Ray Long"Love Songs are Made in the Night" Dancer
A Smuggler
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
Howard LudwigDancing Boy
Edmund LyndeckA Ben Yost's Vi-King
Bubbles MandelZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Jay Martin"Prologue" Performer
"Love Songs are Made in the Night" Singer
"Carmen in Zoot" Prologue Performer
"Hindu Serenade" Singer
"Hold That Smile" Singer
Arthur Maxwell"This Is It" Singer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Singer
Jack McCauleyThe Hero
Mr. Tappen
Good God Godfrey
Mr. Andrews
Counter Attack
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
Mr. Smith
Once a Butler
Hotel Manager
Mr Grant Goes To Washington
Mary McDonnellZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Congregation
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
Earle McVeigh"Prologue" Performer
A Character
Katherine MeskillMrs. Tappen
Good God Godfrey
His Wife
Once a Butler
Mary Grant
Mr Grant Goes To Washington
Virginia MillerBridesmaid
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
"Hindu Serenade" Dancer
Dean MurphyMime
Janie NewZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Marianne O'BrienZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Michael Pober"Prologue" Performer
Dancing Boy
Renee RileyZiegfeld Follies Show Girl
Robert RippyA Ben Yost's Vi-King
Dixie Roberts"Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
Ruth RowanBridesmaid
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
"Hindu Serenade" Dancer
Sue RyanMrs. Andrews
Counter Attack
"The Saga of Carmen" Singer
Carmen
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
"Back to the Farm" Singer
Charles SennaAnother Character
Bell Boy
Mr Grant Goes To Washington
Robert ShawA Rhythmaire
Rosaleen SimpsonZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Sgt. Tom SmithDancing Boy
Betty StuartZiegfeld Follies Show Girl
Theodore TeddickA Ben Yost's Vi-King
Rose TeedZiegfeld Follies Show Girl
The JansleysPerformer
The Rhythmaires"Love Songs are Made in the Night" Dancers
"This Is It" Dancers
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancers
Matadors
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singers/Dancers
Mimi WalthersZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Congregation
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
Don WeissmullerA Rhythmaire
Ila Marie WilsonZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
Tommy Wonder"Prologue" Performer
"This Is It" Dancer
"Come Up and Have a Cup of Coffee" Dancer
A Toreador
Carmen in Zoot
"Swing Your Lady, Mr. Hemingway" Singer/Dancer
"Hold That Smile" Singer
Doris YorkZiegfeld Follies Dancing Girl
music by Ray Henderson; lyrics by Jack Yellen
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Thirty Five Summers Ago Ilona Massey, Jay Martin, Ziegfeld Follies Show Girls and Yost's Vi-Kings
This Is ItArthur Maxwell and Imogen Carpenter
The Wedding of a Solid Sender
(music by Baldwin Bergersen)
The Groom (The Wedding of a Solid Sender), The Bride (The Wedding of a Solid Sender), Bridesmaids and Congregation (The Wedding of a Solid Sender)
Love Songs Are Made in the NightIlona Massey and Jay Martin
Come Up and Have a Cup of CoffeeArthur Maxwell, Imogen Carpenter, Yost's Vi-Kings and Ziegfeld Follies Show Girls
The Saga of CarmenSue Ryan
ACT 2 Sung By
Swing Your Lady, Mr HemingwaySue Ryan, Ray Long and The Rhythmaires
Back to the Farm
(music by Dan White; lyrics by Buddy Burston)
Sue Ryan, Christine Ayers and Ziegfeld Follies Show Girls
Hindu SerenadeIlona Massey and Jay Martin
The Micromaniac
(music by Harold Rome; lyrics by Harold Rome)
Milton Berle
Hold That SmileNadine Gae, Tommy Wonder, Jay Martin and Imogen Carpenter