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46th Street Theatre , (2/05/1959 - 3/19/1960)
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Opening Date:Feb 05, 1959   
Closing Date:Mar 19, 1960 Total Performances:452

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts
Setting: A Theatre; A Waxworks; Essie's Workshop; Tom's Apartment; A Museum; etc.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization; Managing Director of the 46th Street Theatre: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr; Associate Producer: Theatrical Interests Plan, Inc.
Book by Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields, Sidney Sheldon and David Shaw; Music by Albert Hague; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang and Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Jay Blackton; Vocal arrangements by Jay Blackton; Dance arrangements by Roger Adams
Entire Production Directed by Bob Fosse; Entire Production Choreographed by Bob Fosse
Production Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Styles by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Ben F. Stein; Company Manager: David Lawlor, Jr.
Production Manager: Robert Linden; Stage Manager: Ross Bowman
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor, Gertrude Kirschner and Tony Geiss; Advertising: Fred Golden
Gwen Verdon Essie Whimple
Richard Kiley Tom Baxter
John Aristides Dancer
Margery Beddow Dancer
Kevin Carlisle Dancer
Shirley de Burgh Dancer
Mame Dennis Singer
Bob Dixon The Tenor
Joan Fagan Singer
Clifford Fearl Singer
Pat Ferrier Ruth LaRue
Lydia Fredericks Singer
David Gold Dancer
Bette Graham Inez
The Blonde
Dee Harless Singer
Harvey Hohnecker Dancer
Patrick Horgan Sir Charles Willingham
Reby Howells Dancer
Janie Janvier Singer
Patti Karr Dancer
Elizabeth Kerr Street Performer
Elaine King Dancer
Kasimir Kokich Dancer
Lee Krieger Alfy
Stage Doorman
John Lankston Singer
Cynthia Latham Maude Simpson
William LeMassena Howard Cavanaugh
Buzz Miller Jailer
Larry Mitchell Singer
Dale Moreda Dancer
Joy Nichols May
Stan Page Singer
Noel Parenti Dancer
Liane Plane Dancer
Doris Rich Sarah Simpson
Shev Rodgers Singer
Alton Ruff Dancer
Kelley Stephens Singer
Leonard Stone George Poppett
Ralph Sumpter Inspector White
Dean Taliaferro Dancer
Understudies: Kevin Carlisle (Jailer), Bob Dixon (Alfy), Joan Fagan (Inez), David Gold (Sir Charles Willingham), Dee Harless (May), Patti Karr (Essie Whimple), Elizabeth Kerr (Maude Simpson, Sarah Simpson), Lee Krieger (George Poppett), Jerry LaZarre (Tom Baxter), John Lankston (Howard Cavanaugh), Allyn Ann McLerie (Essie Whimple), Liane Plane (Tilly) and Shev Rodgers (Inspector White)
Tony Award®
winner 1959 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields and Sidney Sheldon; Music by Albert Hague; Lyrics by Dorothy Fields; Produced by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr
winner 1959 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Richard Kiley
winner 1959 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Gwen Verdon
winner 1959 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Leonard Stone
winner 1959 Best Costume Design [winner]
Rouben Ter-Arutunian
winner 1959 Best Choreography [winner]
Bob Fosse
 1959 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Jay Blackton
music by Albert Hague; lyrics by Dorothy Fields
ACT 1Sung By
The Simpson Sisters Singers and Dancers
The Right Finger of My Left Hand Essie Whimple
Just for Once Essie Whimple, Tom Baxter and George Poppett
Merely Marvelous Essie Whimple
The Uncle Sam Rag George Poppett, Singers and Dancers
Erbie Fitch's Twitch Essie Whimple
She's Not Enough Woman for Me Tom Baxter and George Poppett
Behave Yourself Essie Whimple, Maude Simpson, Sarah Simpson and Tom Baxter
Look Who's in Love Essie Whimple and Tom Baxter
Essie's Vision Essie Whimple
My Girl Is Just Enough Woman for Me Tom Baxter
Essie's Vision her Dream People
My Girl Is Just Enough Woman for Me Passersby
Two Faces in the Dark Essie Whimple, The Tenor, Singers and Dancers
ACT 2Sung By
I'm Back in Circulation Tom Baxter
We Loves Ya, Jimey Essie Whimple, May, Tilly and Clientele of the Green Dragon
Pick-Pocket Tango Essie Whimple and Jailer
Look Who's in Love (Reprise)Tom Baxter
I'll Try Essie Whimple and Tom Baxter
Finale Essie Whimple, Tom Baxter and Company