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Oh Captain!   

 
Alvin Theatre, (2/04/1958 - 7/19/1958)
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Opening Date: Feb 04, 1958    
Closing Date: Jul 19, 1958 Total Performances: 192

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts
Setting: Suburban London, on board the S.S. Paradise, and in Paris.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein
Produced by Howard Merrill and Theatre Corporation of America
Book by Al Morgan and José Ferrer; Based on the screenplay "The Captain's Paradise" by Alec Coppel; Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans; Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans; Musical Director: Jay Blackton; Vocal arrangements by Jay Blackton; Ballet arrangements by Jay Blackton; Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler, Joe Glover, Ray Jaimes, Philip Lang, Walter Eiger, Sy Oliver, Cornel Tanassy and Oscar Kosarin; Assistant to Mr. Blackton: Peter Howard
Directed by José Ferrer; Dances and Musical Numbers Created by James Starbuck
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Associate Designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey; Assistant Scenic Design: Will Steven Armstrong; Assistant to Mr. White: Elinor Robbins
General Manager: C. Edwin Knill
Production Stage Manager: George Quick; Stage Manager: Doris S. Einstein; Assistant Stage Mgr: Rafael Ferrer
Music Contractor: Constantine Merjos; Copyist: Mathilde Pincus; Assistant Conductor: Jacques Rabiroff
Production Associate: Sylvia Drulie; General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: David Powers and Bernard Simon; Associate to the Producers: Jeff Britton; Assistant to Mr. Starbuck: Victor Griffin; Assistant to Mr. Ferrer: Vincent Donahue
Cast
Tony RandallCaptain Henry St. James
Alexandra DanilovaLisa
Susan JohnsonMae
Abbe LaneBobo
Jacquelyn McKeeverMrs. Maud St. James
Edward PlattEnrico Manzoni
Paul ValentineA Spaniard
Bill AtkinsonEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Alvin BeamEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Cherie BurgessEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Kevin CarlisleEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Stanley CarlsonThe Guide
Joyce CarrollEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Allen ConroyEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Shirley de BurghEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Jack EddlemanA Clerk
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Sally GuraEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Dee HarlessNeighbor
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Birgitta KiviniemiEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
David LoberEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Bruce MacKayCrew, S.S. Paradise
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Gordon MarshEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Sheila MatthewsEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Betty McGuireNeighbor
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Asia MercoolovaEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Kiki MinorEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Alice NunnEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Mona PivarEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Louis PolacekCrew, S.S. Paradise
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
George RitnerCrew, S.S. Paradise
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Adriane RogersEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Tony RossiEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Charles RuleEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Sybil ScotfordEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Jean SincereNeighbor
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Doug SpinglerEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
James StevensonEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Mona TritschEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Ken UrmstonEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Nolan Van WayCrew, S.S. Paradise
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Eddie VersoEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Helene WhitneyEnglish Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Understudies: Alvin Beam (A Clerk), Stanley Carlson (Enrico Manzoni), Shirley de Burgh (Lisa), Jack Eddleman (Captain Henry St. James), Bruce MacKay (The Guide), Sheila Matthews (Mrs. Maud St. James), Betty McGuire (Bobo), Tony Rossi (A Spaniard) and Helene Whitney (Mae)
Theatre World
winner 1958 Award [recipient] 
  Jacquelyn McKeever
Tony Award®
 1958 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Al Morgan and José Ferrer ;  Music by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston ;  Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans ;  Produced by Howard Merrill and Theatre Corporation of America
 1958 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Tony Randall
 1958 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Susan Johnson
 1958 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Jacquelyn McKeever
 1958 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Jo Mielziner
 1958 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Miles White
music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans; lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
ACT 1 Sung By
A Very Proper TownCaptain Henry St. James and the Company
Life Does a Man a Favor (When It Gives Him Simple Joys)Mrs. Maud St. James and Captain Henry St. James
A Very Proper WeekThe English Townspeople
Life Does a Man a Favor (When It Leads Him Down to the Sea)Captain Henry St. James, Enrico Manzoni and the Crew
Captain Henry St. JamesThe Crew of the S.S. Paradise
The Dock DanceThe Dockworkers
Three ParadisesCaptain Henry St. James
SurpriseMrs. Maud St. James and the Neighbors
Life Does a Man a Favor (When It Puts Him in Paree)Captain Henry St. James
Hey MadameCaptain Henry St. James and Lisa
FemininityBobo
It's Never Quite the SameEnrico Manzoni and the Crew
It's Never Quite the Same (Reprise) Mrs. Maud St. James, Enrico Manzoni and the Crew
We're Not ChildrenMrs. Maud St. James and the Spaniard
Give It All You GotMae and the Tourists
Love Is HellMae and the Ladies of the Ensemble
Keep It SimpleBobo and Her Dancing Companions
ACT 2 Sung By
The Morning Music of MontmartreMae and the People of Montmartre
You Don't Know HimBobo and Mrs. Maud St. James
I've Been There and I'm BackEnrico Manzoni and Captain Henry St. James
Double StandardBobo and Mrs. Maud St. James
All the TimeCaptain Henry St. James
You're So Right for MeEnrico Manzoni and Bobo
All the Time (Reprise) Mrs. Maud St. James
FinaleThe Entire Company