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Shubert Theatre, (5/07/1953 - 6/25/1955)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: May 07, 1953    
Closing Date: Jun 25, 1955 Total Performances: 892

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Paris, 1893.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Operated by Affiliated Theatre Building Co., Inc.
Produced by Feuer & Martin
Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Book by Abe Burrows; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot; Additional Orchestrations by Robert Noeltner
Directed by Abe Burrows; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Motley; Hair and Wig Design by Ronald De Mann
Managing Executive: Monty Shaff; Company Manager: Joseph Harris
Production Stage Manager: Henri Caubisens; Stage Manager: Herman Magidson
Music Contractor: Henry Topper
General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Casting: Ira Bernstein; Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson
Cast
LiloLa Mome Pistache
Hans ConriedBoris Adzinidzinadze
Peter CooksonJudge Aristide Forestier
Gwen VerdonClaudine
Eve
"The Garden of Eden"
C. K. AlexanderJudge Paul Barriere
Sheila ArnoldCustomer
Meredith BaylisDancer
Ralph BeaumontPoliceman
Dancer
Leopard
"The Garden of Eden"
Socrates BirskyPoliceman
Dancer
Inchworm
"The Garden of Eden"
Michael CavallaroRegistrar
Doctor
Mary Ann CohanGabrielle
David CollyerBailiff
Joe CusanelliPoliceman
Cafe Customer
Michael De MarcoPoliceman
Dancer
Shelah HackettDancer
Flamingo
"The Garden of Eden"
Ina HahnDancer
Inchworm
"The Garden of Eden"
Ferdinand HiltSecond Waiter
Customer
Prosecutor
Clarence HoffmanWaiter
Jean KraemerCelestine
Dania KrupskaMimi
Dancer
Al LantiDancer
Frog
"The Garden of Eden"
Vera LeeDancer
Frog
"The Garden of Eden"
Phil LeedsTheophile
Bert MayDancer
Snake
"The Garden of Eden"
Tom PankoDancer
Sea Horse
"The Garden of Eden"
Arthur PartingtonDancer
Flamingo
"The Garden of Eden"
Robert PennHercule
Eddie PhillipsDancer
Penguin
"The Garden of Eden"
Richard PurdyEtienne
Beverly PurvinMarie
Erik RhodesHilaire Jussac
Arthur RubinPoliceman
Second
Michael ScrittoraleDancer
Kangaroo
"The Garden of Eden"
Jon SiloPoliceman
Cafe Waiter
Beverly TassoniDancer
Kangaroo
"The Garden of Eden"
David ThomasCourt President
Henri Marceaux
Customer
Pat TurnerModel
Dancer
Leopard
"The Garden of Eden"
Ruth VernonDancer
Sea Horse
"The Garden of Eden"
Deedee WoodJailer
Dancer
Penguin
"The Garden of Eden"
Understudies: Michael Cavallaro (Etienne), David Collyer (Judge Paul Barriere), Rita Dmitri (La Mome Pistache), Ferdinand Hilt (Hilaire Jussac, Judge Aristide Forestier), Clarence Hoffman (Hercule), Phil Leeds (Boris Adzinidzinadze), Jon Silo (Theophile) and Deedee Wood (Claudine)
Tony Award®
winner 1954 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Gwen Verdon
winner 1954 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Michael Kidd
Theatre World
winner 1953 Award [recipient] 
  Gwen Verdon
music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter
ACT 1 Sung By
Maidens Typical of FranceThe Laundresses
Never Give Anything AwayLa Mome Pistache
C'est MagnifiqueLa Mome Pistache and Aristide
Quadrille DanceClaudine, Laundresses, Friends and Dancer
Come Along With MeHilaire Jussac and Boris Adzinidzinadze
Live and Let LiveLa Mome Pistache
I Am In LoveAristide
If You Loved Me TrulyBoris Adzinidzinadze, Claudine, Theophile, Hercule, Etienne, Gabrielle, Celestine and Marie
MontmartreSinging Ensemble
Garden of Eden BalletEve ("The Garden of Eden"), Inchworms, Flamingos, Kangaroos, Penguins, Sea Horses, Frogs, Leopards and Snake
Allez-Vous EnLa Mome Pistache
ACT 2 Sung By
Never, Never Be An ArtistBoris Adzinidzinadze, Theophile, Etienne and Model
It's All Right With MeAristide
Every Man Is a Stupid ManLa Mome Pistache
The ApachesClaudine and Dancers
I Love Paris La Mome Pistache
Can-CanLa Mome Pistache, Claudine and Laundresses
FinaleEntire Company