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Billion Dollar Baby   

 
Alvin Theatre, (12/21/1945 - 6/29/1946)
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Opening Date: Dec 21, 1945    
Closing Date: Jun 29, 1946 Total Performances: 220

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: 1928 - 1929. Staten Island and Atlantic City



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Alvin Theatre Corporation (Alexander H. Pincus and Norman Pincus, Directors)
Produced by Paul Feigay and Oliver Smith
Music by Morton Gould; Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Musical Director: Max Goberman; Additional orchestrations: Philip J. Lang and Allan Small; Music orchestrated by Morton Gould
Directed by George Abbott; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by George Schaff
General Manager: Charles Harris
Technical Director: Peggy Clark; Stage Manager: Robert Griffith; Assistant Stage Mgr: Dan Sattler and Beverly Hume
Rehearsal Pianist: Trude Rittman; Orchestra Contractor: Gerald Rudy
Asst. to the Choreographer: Anita Alvarez; General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Press Representative: Thomas Barrows and Martha Dreiblatt
Cast
Lucas AcoDancer
Jeri ArcherCigarette Girl
Singer
David BurnsDapper Welch
Tony CaffaroSinger
Robert ChisholmM.M. Montague
Horace CooperJ.C. Creasy
Danny DanielsChamp Watson
William DavidPa Jones
Don De LeoJerry Bonanza
Douglas DeaneNeighbor
Comic
Dancer
Jacqueline DodgeDancer
Robert EdwinWatchman
Althea ElderMiss Texas
Peggy Anne EllisSinger
Future FultonSinger
Helen GallagherNeighbor
Chorine
Dancer
Lynne GammonSinger
Tony GardellViolin Player
Danny
Singer
Harry GaryJerry Bonanza
Alternate
Alan GilbertReporter
Marathon M.C.
Virginia GorskiChorine
Dancer
Mitzi GreenGeorgia Motley
Maria HarritonNeighbor
Chorine
Dancer
Fred HearneDancer
Eddie HodgeNeighbor
Art Leffenbush
Doris HollingsworthSinger
Beverly HosierNeighbor
Singer
Ann HutchinsonDancer
Douglas JonesNewsboy
Philip La TorreSinger
Joe LandisDancer
Howard LentersNeighbor
Policeman
Cecille MannDancer
Joan MannChorine
Dancer
Joan McCrackenMaribelle Jones
James MitchellRocky (who dances)
Ray MorrisseySinger
Arthur PartingtonDancer
Virginia PoeChorine
Dancer
Franklin PowellSinger
Anthony ReedPhotographer
Singer
Emily RossMa Jones
Richard SanfordMaster of Ceremonies
Rodney Gender
Betty SaundersSinger
Beth SheaSinger
Thelma StevensSinger
Bill SummerDancer
William TabbertRocky Barton
David ThomasWaiter
Singer
Richard ThomasNewsboy
Lorraine ToddChorine
Dancer
Shirley VanEsme
Allen WaineDancer
Sydney WylieSinger
music by Morton Gould; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
ACT 1 Sung By
Million Dollar Smile (Billion Dollar Baby)The Radio
Who's Gonna Be the WinnerMaribelle Jones, Miss Texas, Singers and Bathing Beauties
Dreams Come TrueMaribelle Jones, Rocky (who dances), Playboy and Good Time Charlie
CharlestonEnsemble
Broadway BlossomGeorgia Motley
Speaking of PalsDapper Welch, Jerry Bonanza, Waiter, Violin Player, Rocky Barton and Ensemble
There I'd BeGeorgia Motley and M.M. Montague
One Track MindEsme and Champ Watson
Bad TimingRocky Barton and Maribelle Jones
The MarathonersDance Ensemble
A Lovely GirlGeorgia Motley, Maribelle Jones and Jollities Beauties
ACT 2 Sung By
Funeral ProcessionThe Mob
Havin' a TimeGeorgia Motley
The Marathon DanceChamp Watson
FaithlessM.M. Montague and Maribelle Jones
I'm Sure of Your LoveRocky Barton
A Life With RockyMaribelle Jones
The WeddingEntire Company