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New Century Theatre , (9/08/1953 - 9/12/1953)
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Opening Date:Sep 08, 1953   
Closing Date:Sep 12, 1953 Total Performances:6

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around the town of Flackenburg in Flanders in 1616.

Production Staff
Produced by Paula Stone, Michael Sloane, Johnny Burke and James Van Heusen
Music by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Johnny Burke; Book by Preston Sturges; Based on the 1935 film "La Kermesse Heroique" directed by Jacques Feyder; Based on the 1935 film "La Kermesse Heroique" written by Charles Spaak, Robert A. Stemmle and Bernard Zimmer; Musical Director: Harold Hastings; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Vocal arrangements by Elie Siegmaster; Dance Music for "Plundering of the Town" by Roger Adams; Dance Music for "Carnival Ballet" by John Morris; Dance Music for "Spanish Dance" by Elie Siegmaster
Directed by Preston Sturges; Carnical Ballet and Musical Numbers Staged by Helen Tamiris
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Assistant to Miss Ballard: Florence Klotz
General Manager: Samuel H. Schwartz; Manager: Albert H. Rosen
Production Stage Manager: Fred Hebert; Stage Manager: Dennis Murray; Assistant Stage Mgr: Al Checco
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Meyer Davis; Head Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
Press Representative: Karl Bernstein, Harvey Sabinson and Robert Ganshaw; Assistant to Mr. Sturges: Fred Hebert; Assistant to Miss Tamaris: George Martin
Dolores Gray Cornelia
John Raitt The Duke
Roy Roberts Mayor
Jimmy Alex 3rd Officer
John Aristides Dancer
Lee Barry Singer
Jean Bradley Lisa
Fred Bryan Singer
Bill Conlon Singer
Jean Cowles Singer
Harry Day Dancer
Lorna Del Maestro Mourning Woman
Sandra Devlin Mourning Woman
Pat Ferrier Dancer
Ronnie Field Dancer
Undine Forrest Katherine
Lee Goodman Innkeeper
Stokeley Gray Singer
Skeet Guenther Dancer
Patty Karkalits Dancer
Dolores Kempner Singer
Mary Alice Kubes Dancer
Mara Landi Singer
Paul Lipson Butcher
Julie Marlowe Mourning Woman
George Martin 2nd Officer
Ray Mason 1st Officer
Matt Mattox Courier
William Noble Orderly
Greg O'Brien Dancer
Paul Olson Dancer
Paul Reed Tailor
Richard Reed Dancer
Kevin Scott Jan Breughel
Billie Shane Dancer
Michael Spaeth Dancer
Emy St. Just Dancer
Pat Stanley Siska
Mary Stanton Singer
Dick Stewart Singer
Wesley Swails 1st Citizen
Bobby Vail Barber
Gloria Van Dorpe Singer
Norman Weise 2nd Citizen
Elfrieda Zieger Dancer
Tony Award®
winner 1954 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Dolores Gray
music by James Van Heusen; lyrics by Johnny Burke
ACT 1Sung By
Ring the Bell Mayor, Butcher, Barber, Tailor, Innkeeper, Jan Breughel, Siska and Ensemble
The Very Necessary You Jan Breughel and Siska
It's a Fine Old Institution Cornelia
I'm One of Your Admirers Cornelia
The Plundering of the Town Cornelia, Courier, 2nd Officer, Emy St. Just, John Aristides, Julie Marlowe and Ensemble
The Stronger Sex Cornelia
The Sudden Thrill The Duke
It's an Old Spanish Custom Cornelia and The Duke
A Seventeen Gun Salute Cornelia, The Duke, Courier, 1st Officer, 2nd Officer and Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
You're Dead! Mayor, Butcher, Barber, Innkeeper and Tailor
Rainy Day Cornelia
Take the Word of a Gentleman The Duke
The Carnival Ballet (Dance) The Virgin, The Bats, The Monk, The Goat, The Youngest One, The Plumed Swains, The Seven Virgins and The Spanish Trio
A Moment of Your Love Cornelia and The Duke
How Far Can a Lady Go? Cornelia