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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 GaxtonJim Taylor
Victor MooreSenator Oliver P. Loganberry
Vera ZorinaMarina van Linden
April AmesEmmy-Lou
Irene BordoniMadame Bordelaise
Dorothy BarrettDancing Girl
Hubert BlandDancing Boy
Ralph BlaneThe Martins
Carol BruceBeatrice
Georgia CarrollSecretary
Louisiana Belle
Don CortezA Buccaneer
Ned CouplandDancing Boy
Charlie CurranDancing Boy
Douglas DeanDancing Boy
Clark EgglestonDancing Boy
Althea ElderDancing Girl
John EliotSam Liebowitz
A Buccaneer
Judith FordLouisiana Belle
Mary GanleyDancing Girl
Grace GillernDancing Girl
Dwight GodwinDancing Boy
Petra GrayDancing Girl
Dorothy HallDancing Girl
Mary HartwigDancing Girl
Harold HaskinsDancing Boy
George HunterDancing Boy
Dorothy JeffersDancing Girl
Nancy KnottDancing Girl
Charles La TorreAlphonse
Henry LaheeDancing Boy
Charles LaskeyPremier Danseur
Patricia LeeLouisiana Belle
James LelandDancing Boy
Nick Long, Jr.Lee Davis
Edith LuceLouisiana Belle
Betty LusterDancing Girl
Harvey MackDancing Boy
Hugh MartinThe Martins
Ray MayerDavis D. Davis, Jr.
Jack McClendonDancing Boy
Virginia MorrisDancing Girl
Leona OlsenDancing Girl
John PanterA Buccaneer
James PhillipsA Buccaneer
Robert PitkinCol. Davis D. Davis, Sr.
Nicolai PopovDancing Boy
Richard ReedDancing Boy
Ralph RiggsDean Manning
Edward H. RobinsPolice Captain Whitfield
Jo Jean RogersThe Martins
Phyllis RogersThe Martins
Marion RosamondLouisiana Belle
Rosemary SankeyDancing Girl
Jean ScottDancing Girl
Veva SelwoodLouisiana Belle
Zynaid SpencerDancing Girl
Aleen StewartDancing Girl
Anitra UptonDancing Girl
Helen VincentDancing Girl
Kenneth WhelanDancing Boy
Doris YorkDancing Girl
music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin
ACT 1 Sung By
The LetterSam Liebowitz
ApologiaSecretary, Sam Liebowitz and Ensemble
Sex Marches OnJim Taylor, Col. Davis D. Davis, Sr., Davis D. Davis, Jr., Dean Manning and Police Captain Whitfield
Louisiana PurchaseBeatrice, The Martins, the Buccaneers and Ensemble
Tomorrow Is a Lovely DayMadame Bordelaise
Louisiana Purchase (Reprise) Beatrice, Emmy-Lou, Lee Davis, The Martins and Ensemble
Outside of That I Love YouJim Taylor and Marina van Linden
You're Lonely and I'm LonelyMarina van Linden and Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
(Dance with Me) Tonight at the Mardi GrasThe Martins
ACT 2 Sung By
Latins Know HowMadame Bordelaise and Ensemble
What Chance Have I (with Love)Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
The Lord Done Fixed Up My SoulBeatrice, Abner, the Buccaneers and Ensemble
Fools Fall in LoveJim 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 OffEmmy-Lou, Lee Davis and The Martins