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Louisiana Purchase   

Imperial Theatre , (5/28/1940 - 6/14/1941)
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Opening Date:May 28, 1940   
Closing Date:Jun 14, 1941 Total Performances:444

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A Musical Comedy in Two Acts
Setting: Lawyer's Office; Library of Jefferson Davis Club; Madame Bordelaise's Café; Mardi Gras Ball; A Wood; Senator Loganberry's Hotel Apartment; The State Capitol, Baton Rouge.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Imperial Theatre Corporation
Produced by B.G. DeSylva
Music by Irving Berlin; Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Book by Morrie Ryskind; Based on a story by B.G. DeSylva; Musical Director: Robert Emmett Dolan; Additional orchestrations: N. Lang Van Cleve
Staged by Edgar MacGregor; Ballets by George Balanchine; Musical Staging by Carl Randall; Dances by Carl Randall
Scenic Design by Tom Lee; Costume Design by Tom Lee; Assistant to Tom Lee: Anna Hill Johnstone
Company Manager: Charles Harris
Technical Advisor for Production: Albert A. Ostrander; General Stage Director Sam Ledner; Stage Manager: Paul Porter; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ned Coupland
General Press Representative: Nat Dorfman
William Gaxton Jim Taylor
Victor Moore Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
Vera Zorina Marina van Linden
April Ames Emmy-Lou
Irene Bordoni Madame Bordelaise
Dorothy Barrett Dancing Girl
Hubert Bland Dancing Boy
Ralph Blane The Martins
Carol Bruce Beatrice
Georgia Carroll Secretary
Louisiana Belle
Don Cortez A Buccaneer
Ned Coupland Dancing Boy
Charlie Curran Dancing Boy
Douglas Dean Dancing Boy
Clark Eggleston Dancing Boy
Althea Elder Dancing Girl
John Eliot Sam Liebowitz
A Buccaneer
Judith Ford Louisiana Belle
Mary Ganley Dancing Girl
Grace Gillern Dancing Girl
Dwight Godwin Dancing Boy
Petra Gray Dancing Girl
Dorothy Hall Dancing Girl
Mary Hartwig Dancing Girl
Harold Haskins Dancing Boy
George Hunter Dancing Boy
Dorothy Jeffers Dancing Girl
Nancy Knott Dancing Girl
Charles La Torre Alphonse
Henry Lahee Dancing Boy
Charles Laskey Premier Danseur
Patricia Lee Louisiana Belle
James Leland Dancing Boy
Nick Long, Jr. Lee Davis
Edith Luce Louisiana Belle
Betty Luster Dancing Girl
Harvey Mack Dancing Boy
Hugh Martin The Martins
Ray Mayer Davis D. Davis, Jr.
Jack McClendon Dancing Boy
Virginia Morris Dancing Girl
Nicodemus Abner
Leona Olsen Dancing Girl
John Panter A Buccaneer
James Phillips A Buccaneer
Robert Pitkin Col. Davis D. Davis, Sr.
Nicolai Popov Dancing Boy
Richard Reed Dancing Boy
Ralph Riggs Dean Manning
Edward H. Robins Police Captain Whitfield
Jo Jean Rogers The Martins
Phyllis Rogers The Martins
Marion Rosamond Louisiana Belle
Rosemary Sankey Dancing Girl
Jean Scott Dancing Girl
Veva Selwood Louisiana Belle
Zynaid Spencer Dancing Girl
Aleen Stewart Dancing Girl
Anitra Upton Dancing Girl
Helen Vincent Dancing Girl
Kenneth Whelan Dancing Boy
Doris York Dancing Girl
music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin
ACT 1Sung By
The Letter Sam Liebowitz
Apologia Secretary, Sam Liebowitz and Ensemble
Sex Marches On Jim Taylor, Col. Davis D. Davis, Sr., Davis D. Davis, Jr., Dean Manning and Police Captain Whitfield
Louisiana Purchase Beatrice, The Martins, the Buccaneers and Ensemble
Tomorrow Is a Lovely Day Madame Bordelaise
Louisiana Purchase (Reprise)Beatrice, Emmy-Lou, Lee Davis, The Martins and Ensemble
Outside of That I Love You Jim Taylor and Marina van Linden
You're Lonely and I'm Lonely Marina van Linden and Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
(Dance with Me) Tonight at the Mardi Gras The Martins
ACT 2Sung By
Latins Know How Madame Bordelaise and Ensemble
What Chance Have I (with Love) Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
The Lord Done Fixed Up My Soul Beatrice, Abner, the Buccaneers and Ensemble
Fools Fall in Love Jim Taylor and Marina van Linden
Old Man's Darling- Young Man's Slave? Marina van Linden, Spirit of Jim Taylor and Spirit of Senator Loganberry
You Can't Brush Me Off Emmy-Lou, Lee Davis and The Martins