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The Firebrand of Florence   

Alvin Theatre, (3/22/1945 - 4/28/1945)
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Opening Date: Mar 22, 1945    
Closing Date: Apr 28, 1945 Total Performances: 43

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: 1535. Public Square in Florence. The Standards of Florence. Cellini's workshop. The City gates. The Garden of the Summer Palace. A loggia in the City Palace. Grand Council Chamber of the Palace. The Standards of France. The Palace of the King of France.

Production Staff
Produced by Max Gordon
Music by Kurt Weill; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Book by Edwin Justus Mayer and Ira Gershwin; Based on the play by Edwin Justus Mayer; Musical Director: Maurice Abravanel; Music arranged by Kurt Weill; Music orchestrated by Kurt Weill
Staged by John Murray Anderson; Book directed by John Haggott; Choreographed by Catherine Littlefield
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois
General Manager: Ben A. Boyar; Company Manager: Rube Bernstein
Stage Manager: William McFadden
Press Representative: Nat Dorfman
Lynn AldenApprentice
Paul BestMarquis
Mary Alice BinghamFiorinetta
Doris BlakeThe "Titian" model
Hubert BlandPantalone
John CassidyApprentice
Perdita ChandlerThe "Bronzino" model
Melville CooperDuke
James DobsonAscanio
Rose Marie ElliotThe "Veronese" model
Bert FreedSouvenir Man
Norma GentnerColumbina
Walter GrafMajor-Domo
Marion GreenMagistrate
Jean GuelisHarlequin
Yvette HeapThe "Leonardo da Vinci" model
Boyd HeathenMaffio
Ferdi HoffmanOttaviano
Marya IversonThe "Botticelli" model
Eric KristenPierot
Kenneth Le RoyGelfomino
Lotte LenyaDuchess
Don MarshallTartman
Allen NoelCourt Clerk
Gedda PetryThe "Raphael" model
Walter RinnerApprentice
Charles SheldonCaptain of the Guard
Frank StevensApprentice
Gloria StoryEmelia
Randolph SymonetteHangman
Beverly TylerAngela
William VauxDottore
Billy WilliamsPage
Earl WrightsonCellini
Swings: Lys Bert
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
ACT 1 Sung By
Songs of the HangmanHangman and Two Assistants
Come to FlorenceHangman, Chorale Ensemble, Harlequin, Columbina and Commedia Dell' Arte Dancers
My Lords and LadiesCellini, Apprentices and Chorale Ensemble
There Was Life, There Was Love, There Was LaughterCellini and Chorale Ensemble
You're Far Too Near MeAngela and Cellini
Allessandro the WiseDuke and Chorale Ensemble
I Am Happy HereDuke, Ottaviano, Cellini, Angela, Marquis, Emelia and Chorale Ensemble
Sing Me Not a BalladDuchess and Four Courtiers
When the Duchess Is AwayCaptain of the Guard, Duke, Four Courtiers, Emelia and Chorale Ensemble
There'll Be Live, Love and LaughterCellini and Angela
I Know Where There's a Cozy NookDuke, Angela and Cellini
The Nighttime Is No Time for ThinkingEmelia, Duke, Angela and Chorale Ensemble
Dizzily, BusilyEmelia, Chorale Ensemble, Harlequin, Columbina and Commedia Dell' Arte Dancers
ACT 2 Sung By
You're Far Too Near Me (Reprise) Angela and Cellini
The Little Naked BoyAngela and Female Choral Ensemble
My Dear BenvenutoCellini and Angela
Just in CaseCaptain of the Guard and Soldiers of the Duchy
A Rhyme for AngelaDuke, Poets and Ladies in Waiting
The World Is Full of VillainsDuke, Clerks, Magistrates and Chorale Ensemble
You Have to Do What You Do DoCellini, Duke, Two Ladies of Paris, Marquis, Duchess, Ottaviano, Magistrate and Chorale Ensemble
Love Is My EnemyCellini and Angela
The Little Naked Boy (Reprise) Duchess and Angela
Come to ParisMarquis, Two Ladies of Paris and Chorale Ensemble
There'll Be Live, Love and LaughterEntire Ensemble