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Polonaise   

 
Alvin Theatre , (10/06/1945 - 12/02/1945)
Adelphi Theatre , (12/03/1945 - 1/12/1946)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Oct 06, 1945   
Closing Date:Jan 12, 1946 Total Performances:113

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: West Point in 1783, New York, Crawcow, Poland, The Manor House, The Hayfield, The Royal Palace in Warsaw, The Battle of Macijowice, Volkoff's Headquarters, and Philadelphia


Production Staff
Produced by W. Horace Schmidlapp; Produced in association with Harry Bloomfield
Music by Frédéric Chopin; Book by Gottfried Reinhardt and Anthony Veiller; Lyrics by John La Touche; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Musical Director: Ignace Strasfogel; Choral Director: Irving Landau; Adaptations and Original Numbers by Bronislaw Kaper
Directed by Stella Adler; Choreographed by David Lichine
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Mary Grant
General Manager: Rube Bernstein
Stage Manager: Frank Hall; Assistant Stage Mgr: Mildred Sherman
Adapted from music by Frédéric Chopin
Press Representative: Karl N. Bernstein and Martha Dreiblatt
Cast
Marta Eggerth Marisha
Jan Kiepura General Thaddeus Kosciusko
Harry Bannister General Boris Volfoff
Rose Inghram Countess Ludwika Zaleski
Tania Riabouchinska Tecla
Rex Weber Sergeant Wacek Zapolski
Walter F. Appler Count Gronski
Lewis Appleton Peniatowski
Male Singer
Eileen Ayers Female Singer
Oakley Bailey Male Singer
Barbara Barlow Female Singer
Virginia Barnes The Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
Joan Bartels Female Singer
Larry Beck Butcher
Male Singer
Allen Bindler Male Singer
Hubert Bland Male Dancer
May Block Female Dancer
Oliver Boersma Male Singer
Jane Collenette Female Dancer
Joan Collenette The Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Martin Cooke Private Motherwell
Blacksmith
Male Singer
Jean Cumming Female Singer
Ann Dennis Female Singer
Josef Draper General Washington
Count Casimir Zaleski
Victor Duntiery Male Dancer
Bettye Durrence Female Dancer
Sidney Foster Pianist
Gary Green Potocki
Male Singer
Jean Harris The Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
Leigh Hoffman Female Singer
Raynor Howell Male Singer
Sergei Ismaeloff The Highwayman
"Exchange of Lovers"
Male Dancer
Brooks Jackson Male Dancer
Candy Jones Princess Margarita
Pamela Kastner Female Dancer
Martin Kraft Male Dancer
Alicia Krug Female Dancer
Sidney Lawson Private Tompkins
Male Singer
Martin Lewis Colonel Hale
Arthur Lincoln Private Skinner
Male Singer
Dorothy Love The Ballerina
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
James MacColl King Stanislaus Augustus
Leta Mauree Princess Lydia
Mary McQuade Female Singer
Ruthanna Mitchell Female Dancer
Tangi Nicelli Male Dancer
Shaun O'Brien The Prince
"Exchange of Lovers"
Male Dancer
Larry O'Dell Priest
Male Singer
Rem Olmsted Wladek
Ruth Riekman The Princess
"Exchange of Lovers"
Female Dancer
John Schmidt Captain Adams
Male Singer
Martin Schneider Male Dancer
Dorothy Scott Female Dancer
Sherry Shadburne Princess Lania
Otto Simanek Male Singer
Andrew Thurston Kollontaj
Male Singer
Michael Vertzilous Male Singer
Hilda Wagner Female Dancer
Martha Emma Watson Princess Anna
Jeanette Weiss Female Singer
Mary Woodley Female Singer
music by Frédéric Chopin; lyrics by John La Touche
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Autumn Songs Marisha, Wladek and Peasants
Laughing Bells
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Tecla and Sergeant Wacek Zapolski
O Heart of My Country General Thaddeus Kosciusko
Stranger
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Marisha
Au Revoir, Soldier
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Countess Ludwika Zaleski
Mazurek General Thaddeus Kosciusko
Mazurka Tecla, Wladek and Peasants
Hay, Hay, Hay Sergeant Wacek Zapolski
Moonlight Soliloquy Tecla
Just for Tonight General Thaddeus Kosciusko and Marisha
Finale
ACT 2Sung By
Gavotte Courtiers
Exchange of Lovers Corps de Ballet
An Imperial Conference King Stanislaus Augustus, Count Gronski and Princess Lydia
Polonaise Ensemble
Now I Know Your Face By Heart General Thaddeus Kosciusko and Marisha
The Next Time I Care
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Countess Ludwika Zaleski
Tecla's Mood Tecla and Girls
Next Time I Care
(music by Bronislaw Kaper)
Countess Ludwika Zaleski and Marisha
I Wonder as I Wander Marisha
Battle Ballet
Wait for Tomorrow General Thaddeus Kosciusko
Finale