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Ben Franklin in Paris   

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (10/27/1964 - 5/01/1965)
First Preview: Oct 07, 1964 Total Previews: 13
Opening Date: Oct 27, 1964    
Closing Date: May 01, 1965 Total Performances: 215

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1776 - 1777. Paris.

Production Staff [See More]
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Manager: Milton M. Pollack
Produced by George W. George and Frank Granat
Book by Sidney Michaels; Music by Mark Sandrich, Jr.; Lyrics by Sidney Michaels; Musical Director: Donald Pippin; Vocal arrangements by Donald Pippin; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance and incidental music by Roger Adams; Uncredited additional music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Directed by Michael Kidd; Choreographed by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Jack Brown
General Manager: Edward H. Davis; Company Manager: George Oshrin
Production Stage Manager: William Dodds; Stage Manager: Ben Janney; Technical Supervisor: Ralph O. Willis
Musical Assistant: Skip Redwine, Anthony Cristofaro and Marvin Laird; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Music Copyist: Thomas Brown
General Press Representative: Lee Solters and Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: David Powers; Dance Captain: Suzanne France; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Casting Consultant: Michael Shurtleff
Robert PrestonBenjamin Franklin
Ulla SallertMadame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac
Susan WatsonJanine Nicolet
Oliver ClarkLouis XVI
Jack FletcherPedro Count de Aranda
Sam GreeneCaptain Wickes
Bob KalibanPierre Caron de Beaumarchais
Franklin KiserTemple Franklin
Jerry SchaeferBenjamin Franklin Bache
Byron WebsterDavid Lord Stormont
Kip AndrewsSpanish Aide-de-Camp
Diane BallEnsemble
Art BartowVergennes
Barbara BossertEnsemble
Marilyn CharlesEnsemble
Mona CrawfordEnsemble
Jean EliotEnsemble
Anthony FalcoFootman
Clifford FearlTurgot
Suzanne FranceSpanish Ambassador's Daughter
Stuart GetzLittle Boy
Ellen GraffEnsemble
Hilda HarrisEnsemble
Lauren JonesYvonne
John KeatsEnsemble
Roger Le PageBritish Grenadier
Art MatthewsSpanish Soldier
Anita MayeEnsemble
Herb MazziniBookseller
Abbe de Morellet
Caroline ParksEnsemble
George RamosEnsemble
Eddie RollEnsemble
Sandra RovetaEnsemble
Rec RusselEnsemble
Ron SchwinnFrench Soldier
John TaliaferroJacques Finque
Lou ZeldisEnsemble
Standby: Sam Greene (Benjamin Franklin)
Understudies: Stuart Getz (Benjamin Franklin Bache), John Hallow (Captain Wickes, David Lord Stormont, Louis XVI, Pedro Count de Aranda), Roger Le Page (Temple Franklin), Caroline Parks (Madame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac), Eddie Roll (Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais) and Sandra Roveta (Janine Nicolet)
Tony Award®
 1965 Best Author (Musical) [nominee] 
 Book by Sidney Michaels
music by Mark Sandrich, Jr.; lyrics by Sidney Michaels
ACT 1 Sung By
We Sail the SeasAmerican Sailors
I Invented MyselfBenjamin Franklin and Company
Too CharmingBenjamin Franklin and Madame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac
What Became of Old TempleTemple Franklin
Half the BattleBenjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin Bache, Temple Franklin and Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais
A Balloon Is AscendingCompany
To Be Alone With YouBenjamin Franklin, Madame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac and Company
You're In ParisJanine Nicolet, Temple Franklin and Company
How Laughable It IsMadame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac
Hic Haec HocMonks
God Bless the Human ElbowBenjamin Franklin, Pedro Count de Aranda, Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais and Monks
ACT 2 Sung By
When I Dance With the Person I LoveJanine Nicolet
Diane IsBenjamin Franklin
Look for Small PleasuresBenjamin Franklin and Madame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac
I Love the LadiesBenjamin Franklin, Captain Wickes, Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais and Temple Franklin
To Be Alone With You (Reprise) Benjamin Franklin