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Shubert Theatre , (11/23/1964 - 5/08/1965)
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre , (5/10/1965 - 6/12/1965)
First Preview:Nov 18, 1964 Total Previews:
Opening Date:Nov 23, 1964   
Closing Date:Jun 12, 1965 Total Performances:232

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York City and Newark in the mid-1960s.

Production Staff
Produced by Edward Padula, Carroll Masterson, Harris Masterson and Norman Twain; Associate Producer: Dorian Granowski and Stephen Harmon
Book by Ernest Kinoy; Music by Walter Marks; Lyrics by Walter Marks; Based on "New Yorker" stories by Joseph Mitchell; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Mort Lindsey; Dance arrangements by Richard De Benidictis
Directed by Lawrence Kasha; Musical Numbers Staged By Peter Gennaro; Assistant Choreographer: Wally Seibert
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark
General Manager: Frank Hopkins and Sherman Gross; Company Manager: Frank Hopkins
Production Manager: Duane Camp; Stage Manager: Tony Manzi; Assistant Stage Mgr: Ralph Farnworth
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
General Press Representative: Seymour Krawitz and Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Ted Goldsmith; Advertising: Ingram Ash
Herschel Bernardi Cockeye Johnny Dembo
Nancy Dussault Emily Kirsten
Chita Rivera Anyanka
Robert Burr Lou MacNiall
Mae Questel Mrs. Helene Kirsten
Gus Trikonis Steve
Anita Alpert Singer
Asya Rosa
Eileen Barbaris Dancer
Michael Bennett Dancer
Connie Burnett Dancer
John Cashman Dancer
Harry Danner First Patrolman
Betsy Dickerson Dancer
Mariana Doro Singer
Vito Durante Mitya
Herbert Edelman The King of Newark
Dick Ensslen Renting Agent
Peter Falzone Singer
Ralph Farnworth J. Arnold Foster
Gene Foote Dancer
Bick Goss Dancer
Harry Goz Plainclothesman
Fernando Grahal Dancer
Liza Howell Singer
Kasimir Kokich Dancer
Robert Kristen Third Patrolman
Lucie Lancaster Chairlady
Urylee Leonardos Singer
Sal Lombardo Vanno
Evy Love Singer
Marc Maskin Dancer
Stan Mazin Dancer
Madeline Miller Singer
Carmen Morales Olga
Eugene Morgan Singer
Carolyn Morris Dancer
Leland Palmer Dancer
Jessica Quinn Singer
Dan Rehg Dancer
Jeanne Repp Singer
Antonia Rey Loopa
Geri Seignious Dancer
Paul Sorvino Second Patrolman
Jeanne Tanzy Marfa
Terry Violino Frankie
Billi Vitali Dancer
Understudies: Mariana Doro (Chairlady), Herbert Edelman (Cockeye Johnny Dembo), Peter Falzone (Vanno), Ralph Farnworth (The King of Newark), Lucie Lancaster (Mrs. Helene Kirsten), Evy Love (Marfa), Stan Mazin (Steve), Madeline Miller (Emily Kirsten), Carolyn Morris (Anyanka), Jeanne Repp (Loopa) and Paul Sorvino (Lou MacNiall)
Tony Award®
 1965 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Nancy Dussault
 1965 Best Choreography [nominee]
Peter Gennaro
music by Walter Marks; lyrics by Walter Marks
ACT 1Sung By
Move Over, New York Cockeye Johnny Dembo and the Dembeschti
Where Is the Tribe for Me? Emily Kirsten
The Haggle Anyanka, Steve, Dembeschti Men and Movya Men
Love-Line Anyanka
Words, Words, Words Emily Kirsten and Cockeye Johnny Dembo
Mean Anyanka
Must It Be Love? Emily Kirsten
Bajour Anyanka, Emily Kirsten, Cockeye Johnny Dembo and the Dembeschti
ACT 2Sung By
Soon Anyanka, Steve and the Dembeschti
I Can Anyanka and Emily Kirsten
Living Simply Lou MacNiall, Emily Kirsten and Patrolmen
Honest Man Cockeye Johnny Dembo and The King of Newark
Guarantees Mrs. Helene Kirsten
Love Is a Chance Emily Kirsten
The Sew-Up Anyanka, Mrs. Helene Kirsten and Dembeschti Women
Finale: Move Over, America The Dembeschti