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Phoenix '55   

 
Phoenix Theatre , (5/23/1955 - 7/17/1955)
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Opening Date:May 23, 1955   
Closing Date:Jul 17, 1955 Total Performances:97

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Off-Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts


Production Staff
Produced by The Phoenix Theatre (T. Edward Hambleton: Co-Founder and Managing Director; Norris Houghton: Co-Founder)
Music by David Baker; Lyrics by David Craig; Sketches by Ira Wallach; Musical Director: Buster Davis; Ballet music by John Morris; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns and Clare Grundman; Assistant to Mr. Davis: John Morris
Staged by Marc Daniels; Choreographed by Boris Runanin; Conceived by Nicholas Benton and Stark Hesseltine
Scenic Design by Eldon Elder; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by Klaus Holm; Assistant to the Designer: Jesse F. Beers, Jr., Joseph Fretwell III and Stanley Simmons; Hairstyles and make-up by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Carl Fisher; Company Manager: Nathan Parnes
Production Stage Manager: Robert Woods; Stage Manager: Elliot Martin; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Hooks
Pianists: John Morris and Dorothy Freitag
Assistant to Mr. Daniels: William Wheeling; Publicity Director: Ben Kornzweig
Cast
Nancy Walker "Tomorrow Is Here" Performer
Millie Wubble
First Prize
"Down to the Sea" Performer
The Maiden
The Trap
Chickie Popjoy
The Ingenue
"A Funny Heart" Performer
Annie Snodgrass
Upper Birth
"Finale" Performer
Gemze de Lappe "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
"Never Wait For Love" Dancer
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
Aerialist
"The Charade of the Marionettes"
"Finale" Performer
Kenneth Harvey "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
Bradbury
First Prize
Narrator
The Trap
Ted Morrow
Upper Birth
"Finale" Performer
Bill Heyer "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
He
"All Around the World"
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
"This Tuxedo Is Mine!" Singer
Him
"Just Him"
"Finale" Performer
Louise Hoff "Opening" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
Nellie
Handy Man Around the House
2nd Customer
Utter Ecstasy
Brenda
"Suburban Retreat"
"Finale" Performer
Harvey Lembeck Interviewer
"Tomorrow Is Here"
Dobberman
First Prize
Clerk
Utter Ecstasy
The Father
The Trap
Clifford Bodmer
The Ingenue
Mike Snodgrass
Upper Birth
"Finale" Performer
Marge Redmond "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
Viv
Handy Man Around the House
Reporter
First Prize
Miss Lovelace
Utter Ecstasy
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
"Finale" Performer
Elise Rhodes "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
She
"All Around the World"
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
Amanda Claxton
The Ingenue
Her
"Just Him"
"Finale" Performer
Joshua Shelley "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
Chuck
Handy Man Around the House
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
Wallingford Merkle
The Ingenue
Harold
"Suburban Retreat"
"Finale" Performer
Elton J. Warren "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
"Never Wait For Love" Singer
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
"The Charade of the Marionettes" Singer
"Finale" Performer
Bob Bakanic "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
"Never Wait For Love" Dancer
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
"This Tuxedo Is Mine!" Dancer
Uncle Willie
Upper Birth
"Finale" Performer
Shellie Farrell "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
"Never Wait For Love" Dancer
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
"This Tuxedo Is Mine!" Dancer
"Finale" Performer
Jerry Fries "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
"Never Wait For Love" Dancer
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
"This Tuxedo Is Mine!" Dancer
"Finale" Performer
Jay Harnick "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
Photographer
First Prize
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
Delivery Man
Upper Birth
"Finale" Performer
Dick Korthaze "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
"Finale" Performer
Ralph McWilliams "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
"Never Wait For Love" Dancer
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
Lion-Tamer
"The Charade of the Marionettes"
"Finale" Performer
Cynthia Price "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
Secretary
First Prize
Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements
The Trap
"Finale" Performer
Boris Runanin The Young Dreamer
The Trap
Rain Winslow "It Says Here" Performer
"Tomorrow Is Here" Company
Reporter
First Prize
"Never Wait For Love" Dancer
1st Customer
Utter Ecstasy
A Disreputable Element
The Trap
"This Tuxedo Is Mine!" Dancer
"Finale" Performer
Tony Award®
 1956 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Nancy Walker
 1956 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Alvin Colt
 1956 Best Choreography [nominee]
Boris Runanin
music by David Baker; lyrics by David Craig
ACT 1
It Says Here
Tomorrow Is Here
All Around the World
Never Wait For Love
Down to the Sea
ACT 2
This Tuxedo Is Mine!
Just Him
The Charade of the Marionettes
A Funny Heart
Suburban Retreat