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La Plume de Ma Tante   

Royale Theatre, (11/11/1958 - 12/17/1960)
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Opening Date: Nov 11, 1958    
Closing Date: Dec 17, 1960 Total Performances: 835

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts
Comments: Layoff from July 4 - August 3, 1959

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick and Joseph Kipness
Originally produced by Jack Hylton
Book by Robert Dhéry; Music by Gerard Calvi; English lyrics by Ross Parker; French Lyrics by Francis Blanche; Music arranged by Gerard Calvi; Musical Director: Gershon Kingsley; Music orchestrated by Gerard Calvi, Billy Ternent and Ronnie Monro
Directed by Robert Dhéry; Written and Devised by Robert Dhéry; Staged by Alec Shanks; Choreographed by Colette Brosset
Scenic Design by Dignimont (For "Le Bal Chez Madame de Mortemouille," "Trapped" and "In the Tuileries Gardens"), Erté (For "Light Soprano," "Ballet Classique," "Courting Time" and "Le Finale de Paris"), Alec Shanks (For "Song of the Swing"), Henri Pennec (For "Hommage Musical") and Lila de Nobili (For "Administration"); Dresses designed by Jacques Estérel (For "Femmes Fatales"); Scenery supervised by Charles Elson; Lighting Design by Charles Elson
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Ben Boyar
Production Stage Manager: Neil Hartley; Stage Manager: Howard Stone; Assistant Stage Mgr: Hal Halvorsen
Orchestra: Domingo Blazes and his Latin-American Orchestra; Drums: Stan Krell; Clarinet: Ernie Mauro; Piano: Milt Kraus; Bass: Aaron Juvelier; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Curtain designed by Vertés
Press Representative: Frank Goodman, Seymour Krawitz and Ruth Cage; Ballet Mistress: Rita Charisse; Speech Consultant Dr. Simon R. Mitchneck
Robert DhéryAnnouncer
Monsieur Robert
The Waiter
A Victim
Pamela AustinMadame de Mortemouille
Light Soprano
The Schoolmistress
Nancy BaronPerformer
Coka BrossecolaThe Spirit of The Night
Colette BrossetSpeakerine
Mademoiselle Colette
A Femme Fatale
Queen of the Strip-Tease
A Clown
Roger CacciaThe Maitre d'Hotel
The Mother
The Passenger
A Pickpocket
A Filing Clerk
Yvonne ConstantThe Wife
A Femme Fatale
Air Hostess
A Lover
The Secretary
The High Priestess
Genevieve CoulombelThe Princess
A Pupil
A Ballet Moderne Dancer
Francoise DallyA Pupil
A Ballet Moderne Dancer
The Corps de BalletPerformer
The Dugudu DancersPerformer
Nadine GorbatcheffA Lover
Jill HoughamA Femme Fatale
A Pupil
Michael KentRider to the Sea
The Major Domo
Agent de Police
The Ladies Athenian ChoirPerformer
Jean LefevreAmsterdam
Johnny Walker
The Tie Vendor
A Workman
The Ventriloquist
Jacques LegrasMobile Squad
The Pride of the Force
Mr. Spratts
The Gendarme
A Victim
A Pickpocket
A Filing Clerk
The Serpent
Michel ModoMobile Squad
The Pride of the Force
The Spahi
The Explorer
The Bystander
Pierre OlafMobile Squad
The Pride of the Force
Buster Brown
The Lover
The Prince
The Daughter's Lover
A Clown
Master Percy Smith
Nicole ParentThe Witch Girl
A Femme Fatale
Ross ParkerGénéral Grosfut
The Husband
The Late Diner
The Father
A Butcher
The Boss
Henri PennecMobile Squad
The Pride of the Force
The Attaché
The Elevator Attendant
A Policeman
The Curé
A Workman
Claude PerrinA Pupil
Brigitte PeynaudThe Daughter
A Femme Fatale
A Pupil
Mona PivarA Pupil
Mary ReynoldsMiss Innocent
A Femme Fatale
A Passer-by
The Bird Lover
The Royal CroquettesPerformer
Anna StroppiniPerformer
A Pupil
Genevieve ZanettiPerformer
Swings: C. K. Alexander and Edmond Varrato
Tony Award®
 1959 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Robert Dhéry ;  Music by Gerard Calvi ;  English lyrics by Ross Parker ;  Produced by David Merrick and Joseph Kipness
 1959 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee] 
 Musical Director: Gershon Kingsley
winner 1959 Special Awards [recipient] 
 Performer: Pamela Austin , Colette Brosset , Roger Caccia , Yvonne Constant , Genevieve Coulombel , Robert Dhéry , Michael Kent , Jean Lefevre , Jacques Legras , Michel Modo , Pierre Olaf , Nicole Parent , Ross Parker and Henri Pennec
 1959 Best Direction [nominee] 
  Robert Dhéry