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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 AddisonSinger
Gilbert AdkinsSinger
Carmine AlexandriaSinger
Robert AllenSteve
Betty BarkerChild
Ivory BassSinger
Talley BeattyBora
Dancer
Marta BecketEnglish
Dancer
William BenderSinger
Seldon BennettPete
Janice BodenhoffFrench
Dancer
Eleanor BoleynIndian
Dancer
Thomas BowmanMan with guitar
Tom BowmanSinger
Grace BrentonSinger
Carol BruceJulie
Robert BulgerSinger
Ralph ChambersVallon
Edward ChappelSinger
Vivian CherryItalian
Dancer
Jan ClaytonMagnolia
Kim
William ColeSinger
Clarise CrawfordSinger
Erno CzakoSinger
Jack DaleyJim
Terry DawsonDancer
Billy De ForestChild
Richard Di SilveraSinger
Helen DowdyQueenie
Andrea DowningSpanish
Dancer
Ralph DumkeCap'n Andy
Buddy EbsenFrank
Sara FloydLandlady
Howard FrankBackwoodsman
Charles FredericksGaylord Ravenal
Lydia FredericksDolly
Singer
La Verne FrenchSam
Dancer
Adah FrileySinger
Dolores GambleChild
Roland GambleChild
John Garth IIISinger
Betty Jane GeiskopfDancer
Thomas W. GomezThe Show Boat Ensemble
Hayes GordonSinger
Barker
Marion HairstonSinger
George H. HallSinger
Katie HallSinger
Carol HarritonDancer
Edward HayesChild
Vickie HendersonDancer
Sheila HoganSister
Marion HolavesSinger
Eddie HowlandDancer
Jean JonesSinger
Elmira Jones-BeyDancer
Frances JoslynSinger
Charlotte JuniusSinger
Paula KayeStrong Woman
Dancer
Audrey KeaneGreek
Dancer
Elana KellerScotch
Dancer
Nancy KenyonLottie
Robert KimberlySinger
James LapsleySinger
Ora LeakDancer
Gerard LeavittDancer
Carol LewisChild
Olga LunickRussian
Dancer
Colette LyonsEllie
Alyce MaceKim (child)
Francis X. MahoneyRubber Face
Iris ManleyMother Superior
Bowling H. MansfieldSinger
Claude MarchantMala
Dancer
Assotta MarshallEthel
Singer
Linda MasonSinger
Albert McCarySinger
William McDanielSinger
William MillerDancer
Scott MooreWindy
Walter MosbySinger
Nick NadeauDancer
Joe NashDancer
Billy O'ConnorChild
Ethel OwenParthy Ann Hawks
Pearl PrimusSal
Dahomey Queen
Miriam QuinnChild
Clarence ReddSinger
Jean ReevesFatima
Jeanne ReevesDancer
Eulabel RileySinger
Duncan ScottJeb
Paul ShiersSinger
Drunk
Max ShowalterJake
Stanley SimmonsDancer
Frederica SlemonsOld Lady on the Levee
William C. SmithDoorman at Trocadero
Singer
William SolSinger
Kenneth SpencerJoe
Eugene SteinerChild
Sybil StockingChild
Agnes SundgrenSinger
Alma SuttonAta
Dancer
Charles TateJimmy Craig
Viola TaylorDancer
Bettina ThayerSally
Singer
Yvonne TiborDancer
Rodester TimmonsSinger
Willie TorpeyOld Sport
David TrimbleSinger
Fannie TurnerSinger
William WeberDancer
Henry WesselDancer
Ethel Brown WhiteSinger
Evelyn WickSinger
Francisco XavierDancer
music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Cotton BlossomEnsemble
Make BelieveGaylord Ravenal and Magnolia
Ol' Man RiverJoe and Steve
Can't Help Lovin' Dat ManJulie, Queenie, Magnolia, Joe and Quartette
Life Upon the Wicked StageEllie and Ensemble
You Are LoveMagnolia
Queenie's BallyhooQueenie and Ensemble
You Are LoveGaylord Ravenal
ACT 2 Sung By
The Wedding CelebrationSightseers, 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 FinaleEnsemble