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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.

Production Staff [See More]
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 PinzaCesar
proprietor of cafe on waterfront
Walter SlezakPanisse
wealthy sailmaker
Florence HendersonFanny
daughter of Honorine
William TabbertMarius
son of Cesar
Nejla AtesArab Dancing Girl
Herb BankeSailor
"Cirque Français"
Margaret BaxterCustomer
Oyster Fancier
Jack BeaberFisherman
Charles BlackwellMoroccan Drummer
"Cirque Français"
Colonial Soldier
Don BraswellSailor
Alan CarneyEscartifique
a ferryboat captain
Betty CarrLace Vendor
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Ronald CecillFriend of Charles
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Dean CraneFriend of Charles
"Cirque Français"
Michael De MarcoFriend of Charles
"Cirque Français"
Norma DoggettNanette
friend of Fanny
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Ray DorianPriest
"Cirque Français"
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Florence DunlapFish-stall Woman
Mohammed el BakkarArab Rug Seller
Pat FinchMaid
Tom GleasonGarage Owner
1st Sailor
Katherine GravesMaori Vendor
Michael GugleottiFisherman
Jane HouseMichellette
friend of Fanny
Lindsay KirkpatrickCustomer
Ruth KuzubCustomer
Daniel LabielleAcolyte
Mike MasonButler
"Cirque Français"
Ellen MatthewsMarie
friend of Fanny
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Carolyn MayeMimi
friend of Fanny
Don McHenryM. Brun
customs inspector recently returned from Paris
Henry MichelSecond Mate
"Cirque Français"
Bill PopeFriend of Charles
"Cirque Français"
Edna PrestonHonorine
Fanny's mother, a fish-stall keeper
Gerald PriceThe Admiral
an eccentric waterfront character
Lloyd ReeseCesario
Ruth SchumacherNun
Michael ScrittoraleAn Arab
Dran SeitzClaudette
twin sister of Claudine, friend of Fanny
Trained Seal
"Cirque Français"
Tani SeitzClaudine
twin sister of Claudette, friend of Fanny
Trained Seal
"Cirque Français"
Dolores SmithCustomer
Living Statue
"Cirque Français"
Wally StraussCharles
"Cirque Français"
Jack WashburnSailmaker
"Cirque Français"
Toni WheelisCustomer
"Cirque Français"
Steve WilandFisherman
Pony Trainer
"Cirque Français"
Gary WrightAcolyte
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 1 Sung By
Never Too Late for LovePanisse (wealthy sailmaker) and Ensemble
Cold Cream Jar SongPanisse (wealthy sailmaker)
Octopus SongThe Admiral (an eccentric waterfront character)
Restless HeartMarius (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, ShikaArab Dancing Girl, Rug Seller and Ensemble
Welcome HomeCesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront)
I Like YouMarius (son of Cesar) and Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront)
I Have to Tell YouFanny (daughter of Honorine)
FannyMarius (son of Cesar)
The LoversFanny (daughter of Honorine), Marius (son of Cesar), Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront) and Ensemble
The SailingFanny (daughter of Honorine), Marius (son of Cesar), Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront) and Ensemble
Oysters, Cockles and MusselsEnsemble
Panisse and SonPanisse (wealthy sailmaker)
Wedding DanceCharles and Ensemble
First Act FinaleEnsemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Birthday SongFanny (daughter of Honorine), Honorine (Fanny's mother, a fish-stall keeper) and Ensemble
To My WifePanisse (wealthy sailmaker)
The Thought Of YouMarius (son of Cesar) and Fanny (daughter of Honorine)
Love Is a Very Light ThingCesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront)
Other Hands, Other HeartsFanny (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 ParentsFanny (daughter of Honorine) and Cesario
Welcome Home (Reprise) Cesar (proprietor of cafe on waterfront) and Panisse (wealthy sailmaker)