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Take Me Along   

Shubert Theatre, (10/22/1959 - 12/17/1960)
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Opening Date: Oct 22, 1959    
Closing Date: Dec 17, 1960 Total Performances: 448

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Centerville, Connecticut, 1910.
Comments: On layoff from July 9 - August 1, 1960

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by David Merrick
Book by Joseph Stein and Robert Russell; Based on the play "Ah, Wilderness" by Eugene O'Neill; Music by Bob Merrill; Lyrics by Bob Merrill; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Ballet and incidental music by Laurence Rosenthal; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang
Directed by Peter Glenville; Choreographed by Onna White
Production Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight
Production Stage Manager: Lucia Victor; Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell; Production Supervisor: Neil Hartley
Head Copyist: Thomas Brown; Orchestra Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson, David Powers and Ted Goldsmith; Casting: Michael Shurtleff; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden
Jackie GleasonSid Davis
Essie's brother
Eileen HerlieLily Miller
Nat's sister
Walter PidgeonNat Miller
editor of the Centerville Globe
Una MerkelEssie Miller
Nat's wife
Robert MorseRichard Miller
Nat's younger son
Nicole BarthTownswoman
Alvin BeamTownsman
Chad BlockTownsman
Charles BolenderThe Beardsley Dwarf
Frank BorgmanTownsman
Renee ByrnsTownswoman
John CarterTownsman
Jack CollinsBartender
Peter ConlowWint
Arthur's friend
Lyn ConnortyTownswoman
James CressonArthur Miller
Richard's older bother, at Yale
Barbara DohertyTownswoman
Katia GeleznovaTownswoman
Arlene GolonkaBelle
a travelling artiste for hire
Luke HalpinTommy Miller
Valerie HarperLady Entertainer
Lee HowardPatron of the bar
Diana HunterLady Entertainer
Jack KonzalPatron of the bar
Elna LaunPatron of the bar
Paula LloydPatron of the bar
Susan LuckeyMuriel Macomber
Macomber's daughter and friend to Richard
Nancy LynchTownswoman
Bill McDonaldThe Salesman
Rae McLeanSalome
Lady Entertainer
Henry MichelTownsman
Fred MillerDavid Macomber
dry goods store owner
Jack MurrayTownsman
John NolaTownsman
Zeme NorthMildred Miller
the youngest Miller
Janice PainchaudPatron of the bar
Rusty ParkerTownsman
Bill RichardsTownsman
Harry Lee RogersTownsman
Bill StarrTownsman
Walter StraussTownsman
Jimmy TarbuttonTownsman
Pat TolsonPatron of the bar
Gene VarroneThe Drunk
Marc WestTownsman
Standby: Dort Clark (Sid Davis) and Ruth Warrick (Essie Miller, Lily Miller)
Understudies: Nicole Barth (Belle), Frank Borgman (Bartender), John Carter (Arthur Miller), Lyn Connorty (Mildred Miller), Bill McDonald (Wint), Zeme North (Muriel Macomber), Bill Starr (Richard Miller) and Gene Varrone (David Macomber)
Tony Award®
 1960 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Joseph Stein and Robert Russell ;  Music by Bob Merrill ;  Lyrics by Bob Merrill ;  Produced by David Merrick
winner 1960 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Jackie Gleason
 1960 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Robert Morse
 1960 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Walter Pidgeon
 1960 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Eileen Herlie
 1960 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Miles White
 1960 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Onna White
 1960 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Peter Glenville
 1960 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee] 
 Musical Director: Lehman Engel
 1960 Best Stage Technician [nominee] 
  Al Alloy
music by Bob Merrill; lyrics by Bob Merrill
ACT 1 Sung By
The ParadeNat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe) and Townspeople
Oh, PleaseNat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe), Essie Miller (Nat's wife), Lily Miller (Nat's sister) and Family
I Would DieMuriel Macomber (Macomber's daughter and friend to Richard) and Richard Miller (Nat's younger son)
Sid, Ol' KidSid Davis (Essie's brother) and Townspeople
Staying YoungNat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe)
I Get EmbarrassedSid Davis (Essie's brother) and Lily Miller (Nat's sister)
We're HomeLily Miller (Nat's sister)
Take Me AlongSid Davis (Essie's brother) and Nat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe)
For Sweet CharitySid Davis (Essie's brother), Nat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe), Lady Entertainers and Townspeople
Pleasant Beach HouseWint (Arthur's friend)
That's How It StartsRichard Miller (Nat's younger son)
ACT 2 Sung By
The Beardsley BalletRichard Miller (Nat's younger son), Muriel Macomber (Macomber's daughter and friend to Richard), The Beardsley Dwarf, Salome and Ensemble
Oh, Please (Reprise) Nat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe) and Essie Miller (Nat's wife)
Promise Me a RoseLily Miller (Nat's sister) and Sid Davis (Essie's brother)
Staying Young (Reprise) Nat Miller (editor of the Centerville Globe)
Little Green SnakeSid Davis (Essie's brother)
Nine O'ClockRichard Miller (Nat's younger son)
But YoursSid Davis (Essie's brother) and Lily Miller (Nat's sister)
Take Me Along (Reprise) Lily Miller (Nat's sister), Sid Davis (Essie's brother) and Townspeople