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Ziegfeld Theatre , (1/05/1946 - 1/04/1947)
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Opening Date:Jan 05, 1946   
Closing Date:Jan 04, 1947 Total Performances:418

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Natchez, on the Mississippi River, on the Cotton Blossom, and Chicago. 1887-1927.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Produced by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics for "Bill" by P. G. Wodehouse; Music and lyrics for "Goodbye, My Lady Love" by Joseph E. Howard; Music and lyrics for "After the Ball" by Charles K. Harris; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the novel by Edna Ferber; Musical Director: Edwin McArthur; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
Staged by Hassard Short; Choreographed by Helen Tamiris; Book directed by Oscar Hammerstein II
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Assistant to Howard Bay: Steven Tichacek; Assistant to Lucinda Ballard: Anna Hill Johnstone
General Manager: Robert Milford
General Stage Director: Reginald Hammerstein; Stage Manager: William Hammerstein; Assistant Stage Mgr: William Torpey and Paul Shiers
Choral Director: Pembroke Davenport; Associate Choral Dir: Will Vodery; Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek
Dance Captain: Paula Kaye; General Press Representative: Michel Mok; Press Representative: Mary Ward; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Assistant to Oscar Hammerstein: Leighton K. Brill; Assistant to Hassard Short: William Strahlman; Assistant to Helen Tamiris: Daniel Nagrin
Cast
Jerome Addison Singer
Gilbert Adkins Singer
Carmine Alexandria Singer
Robert Allen Steve
Betty Barker Child
Ivory Bass Singer
Talley Beatty Bora
Dancer
Marta Becket English
Dancer
William Bender Singer
Seldon Bennett Pete
Janice Bodenhoff French
Dancer
Eleanor Boleyn Indian
Dancer
Thomas Bowman Man with guitar
Tom Bowman Singer
Grace Brenton Singer
Carol Bruce Julie
Robert Bulger Singer
Ralph Chambers Vallon
Edward Chappel Singer
Vivian Cherry Italian
Dancer
Jan Clayton Magnolia
Kim
William Cole Singer
Clarise Crawford Singer
Erno Czako Singer
Jack Daley Jim
Terry Dawson Dancer
Billy De Forest Child
Richard Di Silvera Singer
Helen Dowdy Queenie
Andrea Downing Spanish
Dancer
Ralph Dumke Cap'n Andy
Buddy Ebsen Frank
Sara Floyd Landlady
Howard Frank Backwoodsman
Charles Fredericks Gaylord Ravenal
Lydia Fredericks Dolly
Singer
La Verne French Sam
Dancer
Adah Friley Singer
Dolores Gamble Child
Roland Gamble Child
John Garth III Singer
Betty Jane Geiskopf Dancer
Thomas W. Gomez The Show Boat Ensemble
Hayes Gordon Singer
Barker
Marion Hairston Singer
George H. Hall Singer
Katie Hall Singer
Carol Harriton Dancer
Edward Hayes Child
Vickie Henderson Dancer
Sheila Hogan Sister
Marion Holaves Singer
Eddie Howland Dancer
Jean Jones Singer
Elmira Jones-Bey Dancer
Frances Joslyn Singer
Charlotte Junius Singer
Paula Kaye Strong Woman
Dancer
Audrey Keane Greek
Dancer
Elana Keller Scotch
Dancer
Nancy Kenyon Lottie
Robert Kimberly Singer
James Lapsley Singer
Ora Leak Dancer
Gerard Leavitt Dancer
Carol Lewis Child
Olga Lunick Russian
Dancer
Colette Lyons Ellie
Alyce Mace Kim (child)
Francis X. Mahoney Rubber Face
Iris Manley Mother Superior
Bowling H. Mansfield Singer
Claude Marchant Mala
Dancer
Assotta Marshall Ethel
Singer
Linda Mason Singer
Albert McCary Singer
William McDaniel Singer
William Miller Dancer
Scott Moore Windy
Walter Mosby Singer
Nick Nadeau Dancer
Joe Nash Dancer
Billy O'Connor Child
Ethel Owen Parthy Ann Hawks
Pearl Primus Sal
Dahomey Queen
Miriam Quinn Child
Clarence Redd Singer
Jean Reeves Fatima
Jeanne Reeves Dancer
Eulabel Riley Singer
Duncan Scott Jeb
Paul Shiers Singer
Drunk
Max Showalter Jake
Stanley Simmons Dancer
Frederica Slemons Old Lady on the Levee
William C. Smith Doorman at Trocadero
Singer
William Sol Singer
Kenneth Spencer Joe
Eugene Steiner Child
Sybil Stocking Child
Agnes Sundgren Singer
Alma Sutton Ata
Dancer
Charles Tate Jimmy Craig
Viola Taylor Dancer
Bettina Thayer Sally
Singer
Yvonne Tibor Dancer
Rodester Timmons Singer
Willie Torpey Old Sport
David Trimble Singer
Fannie Turner Singer
William Weber Dancer
Henry Wessel Dancer
Ethel Brown White Singer
Evelyn Wick Singer
Francisco Xavier Dancer
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Cotton Blossom Ensemble
Make Believe Gaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
Ol' Man River Joe and Steve
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Julie, Queenie, Magnolia, Joe and Quartette
Life Upon the Wicked Stage Ellie and Ensemble
You Are Love Magnolia
Queenie's Ballyhoo Queenie and Ensemble
You Are Love Gaylord Ravenal
ACT 2Sung By
The Wedding Celebration Sightseers, Barkers and Ushers
Why Do I Love You? Magnolia, Gaylord Ravenal and Ensemble
Bill
(lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse and Oscar Hammerstein II)
Julie
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Reprise)Magnolia
Make Believe (Reprise)Gaylord Ravenal
Goodbye, My Lady Love
(music by Joseph E. Howard; lyrics by Joseph E. Howard)
Frank and Ellie
After the Ball (from A TRIP TO CHINATOWN)
(music by Charles K. Harris; lyrics by Charles K. Harris)
Magnolia
Ol' Man River (Reprise)Joe
You Are Love (Reprise)Gaylord Ravenal
Act Two Finale Ensemble