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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.



Production Staff [Collapse]
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; Associate Choreographer: Donald McKayle
Production Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Styles by Ronald De Mann; Assistant to Mr. Ter-Arutunian (Scenery): Klaus Holm and Peter Harvey; Assistant to Mr. Ter-Arutunian (Costumes): Patton Campbell
General Manager: Ben F. Stein; Company Manager: David Lawlor, Jr.
Production Manager: Robert Linden; Stage Manager: Ross Bowman; Assistant Stage Mgr: Walter Rinner
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff; Assistant Conductor: Frederick Vogelgesang
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor, Gertrude Kirschner and Tony Geiss; Advertising: Fred Golden; Production Assistant: Marian Kinsella
Cast
Gwen VerdonEssie Whimple
Richard KileyTom Baxter
John AristidesDancer
Margery BeddowDancer
Kevin CarlisleDancer
Shirley de BurghDancer
Mame DennisSinger
Bob DixonThe Tenor
Singer
Joan FaganSinger
Clifford FearlSinger
Pat FerrierRuth LaRue
Tilly
Dancer
Lydia FredericksSinger
David GoldDancer
Bette GrahamInez
The Blonde
Singer
Dee HarlessSinger
Harvey HohneckerDancer
Patrick HorganSir Charles Willingham
Reby HowellsDancer
Janie JanvierSinger
Patti KarrDancer
Elizabeth KerrStreet Performer
Elaine KingDancer
Kasimir KokichDancer
Lee KriegerAlfy
Stage Doorman
John LankstonSinger
Cynthia LathamMaude Simpson
William LeMassenaHoward Cavanaugh
Buzz MillerJailer
Larry MitchellSinger
Dale MoredaDancer
Joy NicholsMay
Stan PageSinger
Noel ParentiDancer
Liane PlaneDancer
Doris RichSarah Simpson
Shev RodgersSinger
Alton RuffDancer
Kelley StephensSinger
Leonard StoneGeorge Poppett
Ralph SumpterInspector White
Dean TaliaferroDancer
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 1 Sung By
The Simpson SistersSingers and Dancers
The Right Finger of My Left HandEssie Whimple
Just for OnceEssie Whimple, Tom Baxter and George Poppett
Merely MarvelousEssie Whimple
The Uncle Sam RagGeorge Poppett, Singers and Dancers
Erbie Fitch's TwitchEssie Whimple
She's Not Enough Woman for MeTom Baxter and George Poppett
Behave YourselfEssie Whimple, Maude Simpson, Sarah Simpson and Tom Baxter
Look Who's in LoveEssie Whimple and Tom Baxter
Essie's VisionEssie Whimple
My Girl Is Just Enough Woman for MeTom Baxter
Essie's Visionher Dream People
My Girl Is Just Enough Woman for MePassersby
Two Faces in the DarkEssie Whimple, The Tenor, Singers and Dancers
ACT 2 Sung By
I'm Back in CirculationTom Baxter
We Loves Ya, JimeyEssie Whimple, May, Tilly and Clientele of the Green Dragon
Pick-Pocket TangoEssie Whimple and Jailer
Look Who's in Love (Reprise) Tom Baxter
I'll TryEssie Whimple and Tom Baxter
FinaleEssie Whimple, Tom Baxter and Company