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Majestic Theatre , (11/04/1954 - 12/01/1956)
Belasco Theatre , (12/04/1956 - 12/16/1956)
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Opening Date:Nov 04, 1954   
Closing Date:Dec 16, 1956 Total Performances:888

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around the Old Port of Marseilles over a period of years. Not so long ago.

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Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by the Magoro Operating Corporation
Produced by David Merrick and Joshua Logan
Book by S. N. Behrman and Joshua Logan; Music by Harold Rome; Lyrics by Harold Rome; Based on the trilogy "Marius," "Fanny" and "Cesar" by Marcel Pagnol; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Musical Continuity by Trude Rittman; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel
Directed by Joshua Logan; Choreographed by Helen Tamiris
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Make-Up Design by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Jack Schlissel
Production Manager: Jean Barrere; Stage Manager: Kermit Kegley and Charles Blackwell
Conducted by Pembroke Davenport; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Publicity Director: Dick Weaver; Press Representative: Robert Hector; Casting Consultant: Martin Baum and Abe Newborn; Advertising: Fred Golden and John Golden; Speech Consultant: Dr. Simon R. Mitchneck
Ezio Pinza Cesar
proprietor of cafe on waterfront
Walter Slezak Panisse
wealthy sailmaker
Florence Henderson Fanny
daughter of Honorine
William Tabbert Marius
son of Cesar
Nejla Ates Arab Dancing Girl
Herb Banke Sailor
"Cirque Franšais"
Margaret Baxter Customer
Oyster Fancier
Jack Beaber Fisherman
Charles Blackwell Moroccan Drummer
"Cirque Franšais"
Colonial Soldier
Don Braswell Sailor
Alan Carney Escartifique
a ferryboat captain
Betty Carr Lace Vendor
Living Statue
"Cirque Franšais"
Ronald Cecill Friend of Charles
Living Statue
"Cirque Franšais"
Dean Crane Friend of Charles
"Cirque Franšais"
Michael De Marco Friend of Charles
"Cirque Franšais"
Norma Doggett Nanette
friend of Fanny
Living Statue
"Cirque Franšais"
Ray Dorian Priest
"Cirque Franšais"
Living Statue
"Cirque Franšais"
Florence Dunlap Fish-stall Woman
Mohammed el Bakkar Arab Rug Seller
Pat Finch Maid
Tom Gleason Garage Owner
1st Sailor
Katherine Graves Maori Vendor
Michael Gugleotti Fisherman
Jane House Michellette
friend of Fanny
Lindsay Kirkpatrick Customer
Ruth Kuzub Customer
Daniel Labielle Acolyte
Mike Mason Butler
"Cirque Franšais"
Ellen Matthews Marie
friend of Fanny
Living Statue
"Cirque Franšais"
Carolyn Maye Mimi
friend of Fanny
Don McHenry M. Brun
customs inspector recently returned from Paris
Henry Michel Second Mate
"Cirque Franšais"
Bill Pope Friend of Charles
"Cirque Franšais"
Edna Preston Honorine
Fanny's mother, a fish-stall keeper
Gerald Price The Admiral
an eccentric waterfront character
Lloyd Reese Cesario
Ruth Schumacher Nun
Michael Scrittorale An Arab
Dran Seitz Claudette
twin sister of Claudine, friend of Fanny
Trained Seal
"Cirque Franšais"
Tani Seitz Claudine
twin sister of Claudette, friend of Fanny
Trained Seal
"Cirque Franšais"
Dolores Smith Customer
Living Statue
"Cirque Franšais"
Wally Strauss Charles
"Cirque Franšais"
Jack Washburn Sailmaker
"Cirque Franšais"
Toni Wheelis Customer
"Cirque Franšais"
Steve Wiland Fisherman
Pony Trainer
"Cirque Franšais"
Gary Wright Acolyte
Understudies: C. K. Alexander (Panisse), Charles Blackwell (Arab Singer), Patricia Finch (Fishwife), Tom Gleason (M. Brun, The Admiral), Henry Michel (Cesar, Escartifique) and Dolores Smith (Arab Dancing Girl)
Tony Award®
winner 1955 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Walter Slezak
music by Harold Rome; lyrics by Harold Rome
ACT 1Sung By
Never Too Late for Love Panisse (wealthy sailmaker) and Ensemble
Cold Cream Jar Song Panisse (wealthy sailmaker)
Octopus Song The Admiral (an eccentric waterfront character)
Restless Heart Marius (son of Cesar) and Male Ensemble
Why Be Afraid to Dance? Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront), Marius (son of Cesar), Fanny (daughter of Honorine) and Ensemble
Never Too Late for Love (Reprise)Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront), Panisse (wealthy sailmaker) and Honorine (Fanny's mother, a fish-stall keeper)
Shika, Shika Arab Dancing Girl, Rug Seller and Ensemble
Welcome Home Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront)
I Like You Marius (son of Cesar) and Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront)
I Have to Tell You Fanny (daughter of Honorine)
Fanny Marius (son of Cesar)
The Lovers Fanny (daughter of Honorine), Marius (son of Cesar), Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront) and Ensemble
The Sailing Fanny (daughter of Honorine), Marius (son of Cesar), Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront) and Ensemble
Oysters, Cockles and Mussels Ensemble
Panisse and Son Panisse (wealthy sailmaker)
Wedding Dance Charles and Ensemble
First Act Finale Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
Birthday Song Fanny (daughter of Honorine), Honorine (Fanny's mother, a fish-stall keeper) and Ensemble
To My Wife Panisse (wealthy sailmaker)
The Thought Of You Marius (son of Cesar) and Fanny (daughter of Honorine)
Love Is a Very Light Thing Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront)
Other Hands, Other Hearts Fanny (daughter of Honorine), Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront) and Marius (son of Cesar)
Fanny (Reprise)Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront), Fanny (daughter of Honorine) and Marius (son of Cesar)
Be Kind To Your Parents Fanny (daughter of Honorine) and Cesario
Welcome Home (Reprise)Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront) and Panisse (wealthy sailmaker)