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Alvin Theatre, (3/19/1959 - 5/30/1959)
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Opening Date: Mar 19, 1959    
Closing Date: May 30, 1959 Total Performances: 92

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: 1813. England.

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Theatre Leased by Herman Bernstein
Produced by George Gilbert and Edward Specter Productions, Inc.; Produced in association with The Jule Styne Organization
Book by Abe Burrows; Based on the novel "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen; Based on the play by Helen Jerome; Music by Robert Goldman, Glenn Paxton and George Weiss; Lyrics by Robert Goldman, Glenn Paxton and George Weiss; Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Dance arrangements by John Morris; Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis; Vocal direction by Buster Davis
Directed by Abe Burrows; Choreographed by Jonathan Lucas
Production Design by Peter Larkin; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Lighting Design by Charles Elson; Hair Styles by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Sylvia Herscher; Business Manager: Michael Goldreyer
Production Stage Manager: Phil Friedman; Stage Manager: Fred Smith
Music Contractor: Phil Palmer
Press Representative: John L. Toohey
Polly BergenElizabeth Bennett
Hermione GingoldMrs. Bennett
Farley GrangerFitzwilliam Darcy
Adrienne AngelSinging Ensemble
Arlene AvrilDancing Ensemble
Suzie BakerSinging Ensemble
Alvin BeamDancing Ensemble
Richard BengalSir William Lucas
Lois BewleyMary Bennett
Sibyl BowanLady Lucas
Bill CarterLieutenant Denny
Jim CorbettDancing Ensemble
Stuart DamonSinging Ensemble
Mary FinneyLady Catherine de Bourgh
Stuart FlemingDancing Ensemble
Norman FredericksButler
Singing Ensemble
Richard GainDancing Ensemble
Janise GardnerDancing Ensemble
Sally GuraDancing Ensemble
Ellen HanleyCharlotte Lucas
Marian HaraldsonSinging Ensemble
Warren HaysSinging Ensemble
Christopher HewettCollins
Stuart HodesLieutenant Rockingham
Dancing Ensemble
Harriet LeighDancing Ensemble
Garrett LewisCoachman
Dancing Ensemble
Donald MaddenCharles Bingley
Laurie MainMr. Bennett
Jeannine MastersonSinging Ensemble
Martha MathesLady Anne
Dancing Ensemble
Dorothy Jeanne MattisDancing Ensemble
James MitchellCaptain Wickham
Phyllis NewmanJane Bennett
Wendy NickersonDancing Ensemble
Louise PearlSinging Ensemble
Lauri PetersKitty Bennett
Casper RoosMr. Stubbs
Singing Ensemble
Lynn RossLydia Bennett
Tony RossiSinging Ensemble
John StarkweatherCoachman
Butler at Rosings
Dancing Ensemble
Jay SternWilliams
Singing Ensemble
Marti StevensCaroline Bingley
Beverly Jane WelchMaid
Singing Ensemble
Understudies: Adrienne Angel (Jane Bennett), Suzie Baker (Lady Catherine de Bourgh), Richard Bengal (Mr. Bennett), Sibyl Bowan (Mrs. Bennett), Jim Corbett (Lieutenant Denny), Stuart Damon (Charles Bingley), Janise Gardner (Lydia Bennett), Ellen Hanley (Elizabeth Bennett), Marian Haraldson (Lady Lucas), Stuart Hodes (Captain Wickham), Laurie Main (Collins), Jeannine Masterson (Caroline Bingley), Martha Mathes (Mary Bennett), Dorothy Jeanne Mattis (Kitty Bennett) and Louise Pearl (Charlotte Lucas)
music by Robert Goldman; lyrics by Robert Goldman
ACT 1 Sung By
Five DaugthersMrs. Bennett
I'm MeElizabeth Bennett and Sisters
Have You Heard the News?Mrs. Bennett and Townspeople
A Perfect EveningFitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett
As Long as There's a MotherMrs. Bennett and Daughters
Love Will Find Out the WayElizabeth Bennett
Gentlement Don't Fall Wildly in LoveFitzwilliam Darcy
This Really Isn't MeElizabeth Bennett
ACT 2 Sung By
Wasn't It a Simply Lovely Wedding?Elizabeth Bennett, Mrs. Bennett, Charlotte Lucas, Collins and Ensemble
A House in TownMrs. Bennett
The Heart Has Won the GameFitzwilliam Darcy
I'm Me (Reprise) Elizabeth Bennett
Let's Fetch the CarriageElizabeth Bennett and Mrs. Bennett
The Heart Has Won the Game (Reprise) Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett