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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 Randall Captain Henry St. James
Alexandra Danilova Lisa
Susan Johnson Mae
Abbe Lane Bobo
Jacquelyn McKeever Mrs. Maud St. James
Edward Platt Enrico Manzoni
Paul Valentine A Spaniard
Bill Atkinson English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Alvin Beam English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Cherie Burgess English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Kevin Carlisle English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Stanley Carlson The Guide
Joyce Carroll English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Allen Conroy English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Shirley de Burgh English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Jack Eddleman A Clerk
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Sally Gura English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Dee Harless Neighbor
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Birgitta Kiviniemi English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
David Lober English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Bruce MacKay Crew, S.S. Paradise
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Gordon Marsh English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Sheila Matthews English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Betty McGuire Neighbor
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Asia Mercoolova English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Kiki Minor English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Alice Nunn English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Mona Pivar English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Louis Polacek Crew, S.S. Paradise
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
George Ritner Crew, S.S. Paradise
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Adriane Rogers English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Tony Rossi English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Charles Rule English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Sybil Scotford English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Jean Sincere Neighbor
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Doug Spingler English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
James Stevenson English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Mona Tritsch English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Ken Urmston English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Nolan Van Way Crew, S.S. Paradise
English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Eddie Verso English Townsperson, Dockworker, Tourist, Parisian
Helene Whitney English 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)
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
Theatre World
nominee 1958 Award [recipient]
Jacquelyn McKeever
music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans; lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
ACT 1Sung By
A Very Proper Town Captain 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 Week The 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. James The Crew of the S.S. Paradise
The Dock Dance The Dockworkers
Three Paradises Captain Henry St. James
Surprise Mrs. Maud St. James and the Neighbors
Life Does a Man a Favor (When It Puts Him in Paree) Captain Henry St. James
Hey Madame Captain Henry St. James and Lisa
Femininity Bobo
It's Never Quite the Same Enrico Manzoni and the Crew
It's Never Quite the Same (Reprise)Mrs. Maud St. James, Enrico Manzoni and the Crew
We're Not Children Mrs. Maud St. James and the Spaniard
Give It All You Got Mae and the Tourists
Love Is Hell Mae and the Ladies of the Ensemble
Keep It Simple Bobo and Her Dancing Companions
ACT 2Sung By
The Morning Music of Montmartre Mae and the People of Montmartre
You Don't Know Him Bobo and Mrs. Maud St. James
I've Been There and I'm Back Enrico Manzoni and Captain Henry St. James
Double Standard Bobo and Mrs. Maud St. James
All the Time Captain Henry St. James
You're So Right for Me Enrico Manzoni and Bobo
All the Time (Reprise)Mrs. Maud St. James
Finale The Entire Company