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The Boy Friend   

 
Royale Theatre , (9/30/1954 - 11/26/1955)
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Opening Date:Sep 30, 1954   
Closing Date:Nov 26, 1955 Total Performances:485

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: 1926. Nice, France.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Magoro Operating Corporation
Produced by Feuer & Martin; Associate Producer: Monty Shaff and Arthur Lewis
Book by Sandy Wilson; Music by Sandy Wilson; Lyrics by Sandy Wilson; Music orchestrated by Ted Royal and Charles L. Cooke; Musical Director: Anton Coppola
Directed by Cy Feuer; Choreographed by John Heawood
Scenic Design by Reginald Wooley; Costume Design by Reginald Wooley; Supervising Scenic Designer: Feder; Supervising Lighting Designer: Feder; Supervising Costume Designer: Robert Mackintosh; Hair Design by Ron De Mann
Company Manager: Michael Goldreyer
Production Stage Manager: Ira Bernstein; Stage Manager: Charles Pratt, Jr.; Assistant Stage Mgr: Marge Ellis
Conducted by Paul McGrane; Music Contractor: Louis Topper
General Press Representative: Karl Bernstein; Casting: Ira Bernstein; Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Robert Ganshaw; Dance Captain: Merritt Thompson
Cast
Julie Andrews
Broadway / American debut
Polly
John Hewer Tony
Jimmy Alex Phillipe
Ruth Altman Madame Dubonnet
Eric Berry Percival Browne
Mickey Calin Guest
Stella Claire Fay
Lolita
Lyn Connorty Susanne
Douglas Deane Gendarme
Marge Ellis Guest
Paulette Girard Hortense
Geoffrey Hibbert Lord Brockhurst
Dilys Lay Dulcie
Vincent Lynne Charles
Moyna MacGill Lady Brockhurst
Phoebe Mackay Guest
Berkley Marsh Monica
Millicent Martin Nancy
Joe Milan Marcel
Pepe
Jerry Newby Pierre
Lyn Robert Waiter
Bob Scheerer Bobby Van Husen
Buddy Schwab Alphonse
Ann Wakefield Maisie
Understudies: Leonard Ceeley (Percival Browne), Lyn Connorty (Nancy), Douglas Deane (Tony), Marge Ellis (Hortense), Rose Ingraham (Madame Dubonnet), Vincent Lynne (Pierre), Phoebe Mackay (Lady Brockhurst), Berkley Marsh (Nancy), Millicent Martin (Dulcie, Fay, Lolita, Maisie), Jerry Newby (Bobby Van Husen), John Perri (Alphonse), Deborah Remsen (Polly) and Buddy Schwab (Marcel, Pepe)
Theatre World
nominee 1955 Award [recipient]
Julie Andrews
music by Sandy Wilson; lyrics by Sandy Wilson
ACT 1Sung By
Perfect Young Ladies Hortense, Nancy, Maisie, Fay and Dulcie
The Boy Friend Polly, Maisie, Dulcie, Fay, Nancy, Marcel, Pierre and Alphonse
Won't You Charleston with Me? Maisie and Bobby Van Husen
Fancy Forgetting Madame Dubonnet and Percival Browne
I Could Be Happy with You Polly and Tony
The Boy Friend
ACT 2Sung By
Sur La Plage Maisie, Bobby Van Husen, Fay, Marcel, Dulcie, Alphonse, Nancy, Pierre, Monica and Phillipe
A Room in Bloomsburry Polly and Tony
You Don't Want to Play with Me Blues Madame Dubonnet, Percival Browne, Fay, Dulcie, Nancy and Monica
Safety in Numbers Maisie, Bobby Van Husen, Marcel, Pierre and Alphonse
Finale Entire Company
ACT 3Sung By
Riviera Maisie, Bobby Van Husen, Fay, Marcel, Dulcie, Alphonse, Nancy, Pierre, Monica and Phillipe
It's Never Too Late to Fall in Love Lord Brockhurst and Dulcie
Carnival Tango Danced by Pepe and Lolita
Poor Little Pierrette Madame Dubonnet and Polly
Finale Entire Company