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The Show is On   

 
Winter Garden Theatre, (9/18/1937 - 10/02/1937)
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Opening Date: Sep 18, 1937    
Closing Date: Oct 02, 1937 Total Performances: 17

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts
This production is a return engagement of The Show is On (12/25/1936 - 7/17/1937)



Production Staff
Produced by Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.)
Sketches by David Freedman; "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart; Music mostly by Vernon Duke; Lyrics mostly by Ted Fetter; Additional music by Hoagy Carmichael, Arthur Schwartz, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Herman Hupfeld, Will Irwin and Richard Rodgers; Additional lyrics by Stanley Adams, Howard Dietz, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Herman Hupfeld, Norman Zeno and Lorenz Hart; Music orchestrated by Gordon Jenkins; Additional orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Hans Spialek
Staged by Vincente Minnelli; Conceived by Vincente Minnelli; Sketches directed by Edward Clarke Lilley; Choreographed by Robert Alton; "Casanova" choreographed by Harry Losee
Production Design by Vincente Minnelli
Conducted by Gordon Jenkins
Cast
Marion AllenFan Dancer
Burlesque
Gene AshleyThe Cardinal
Casanova
Chloe
Cakewalk
Mildred BakerThe Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Muriel BakerThe Three Witches
Prologue
Jack BarrettShylock
Prologue
The Doge of Venice
Casanova
Hazel BoffingerThe Broth
Prologue
Page Girl
Buy Yourself a Balloon
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Kenneth BostockRosencranz
Prologue
Casanova's Major Domo
Casanova
Charles BowersPerformer
Letitia BringThe Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Edward BrowneUncle Tom
Cakewalk
Roy Campbell's ContinentalsThe Angels of the Show
Prologue
"Parade Night" Performer
Mary Ann CarrThe Grand Duchess
Casanova
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Andre ChariseThe Grand Duke
Casanova
Simon Legree
Cakewalk
Armand
The Reading of the Play
Roy Cropper"Now" Performer
"By Strauss" Performer
John EdwardsBrutus
Prologue
Hugh EllsworthCasanova's Secretary
Casanova
Lawyer Marks
Cakewalk
John Englert"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
Jack Good"What Has He Got?" Performer
Malcolm St. Clair
Cakewalk
"Little Old Lady" Performer
Jack Goode"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
Jack C. GreyThe Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Pearl HarrisThe Three Witches
Prologue
Robert HerringStage Manager
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Eugene HowardMr. Higgins
Taxes! Taxes!
Radio Announcer
A Lesson in French
"Parade Night" Performer
The Straight Man
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Willie HowardBert Larrimore
Taxes! Taxes!
Professor Pierre Ginsburg
A Lesson in French
Mihael
Tovarich
"Song of the Woodman" Performer
Putty Nose
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Vivian HoweFan Dancer
Burlesque
Barbara HunterThe Three Witches
Prologue
Rose KingGo Go Benuti
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
Mrs. Slemp
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
"Buy Yourself a Balloon" Performer
Mlle. Leonore
The Reading of the Play
Miss Abernathy
Animals Past and Present
A Strip Teaser
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Jerrie KobanCasanova's Mistress
Casanova
Second Girl
Burlesque
Terry Lawlor"The Show is On" Performer
"Now" Performer
"Casanova" Performer
"Long As You've Got Your Health" Performer
Eliza
Cakewalk
"By Strauss" Performer
Lyda Sue Leeds"What Has He Got?" Performer
"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
"By Strauss" Dancer
"Little Old Lady" Performer
Arnold LenhartGildenstern
Prologue
Warren Bruce
The Reading of the Play
Dave MallenKing Lear
Prologue
Crunch
Taxes! Taxes!
Gielgud's Valet
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mr. Jackson
Tovarich
Skeggs
Cakewalk
The Producer
The Reading of the Play
Major Domo
Burlesque
Jack McCauley"Animals Past and Present" Announcer
John McCauleyShakespeare
Prologue
Al Fleegle
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
John Gielgud
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
A Visitor
Tovarich
Flyde Twitch
The Reading of the Play
"Burlesque" Announcer
Gertrude MedwinQueen Elizabeth
Burlesque
Evelyn MillsLittle Eva
Cakewalk
Jean MooreheadCasanova's Maid
Casanova
First Girl
Burlesque
Della MuirMadame Pompadour
Burlesque
Marion MurrayCleopatra
Prologue
Third Girl
Burlesque
Gifford NashIrate Gentleman
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Paul OwenRomeo
Prologue
Alphonse
The Reading of the Play
Sir Walter Raleigh
Burlesque
Mischa PompianovMarc Antony
Prologue
Harry RogueCaesar's Ghost
Prologue
Casanova's Valet
Casanova
Polly RoseJuliet
Prologue
Fanny
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mrs. Jackson
Tovarich
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Richard SatterfieldOthello
Prologue
Usher
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Ruth Scheim"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
Clare ScottTopsy
Cakewalk
Laurie ShevlinFan Dancer
Burlesque
Marcella SwansonDesdemona
Prologue
Niesa
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Tatiana
Tovarich
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Peggy ThomasAunt Ophelia
Cakewalk
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Demetrios Vilan"Now" Dancer
Casanova
Casanova
Mildred WebbOphelia
Prologue
"Now" Dancer
The Modern Girl
Casanova
Duke WilliamsFan Bearer
Prologue
Chic YorkGielgud's Manager
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Pierre
The Reading of the Play
Prof. Stanislouse McCupcake
Animals Past and Present
"Epilogue" Performer

ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue
(music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Howard Dietz)
Ensemble
The Show Is On
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
(music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart)
Go Go Benuti ((There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine))
Now
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
What Has He Got?
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Ensemble
Casanova
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Long As You've Got Your Health
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Norman Zeno)
Buy Yourself a Balloon
(music by Herman Hupfeld; lyrics by Herman Hupfeld)
Parade Night
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
the Continentals
Cakewalk
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
By Strauss
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Song of the Woodman
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Little Old Lady
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Stanley Adams)
Girls
Epilogue
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Entire Company