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Broadway Theatre, (11/02/1961 - 1/20/1962)
First Preview: Nov 01, 1961 Total Previews: 1
Opening Date: Nov 02, 1961    
Closing Date: Jan 20, 1962 Total Performances: 92

Category: Musical, Comedy, Operetta, Original, Broadway
Setting: The early nineteenth century. London. In and around Drury Lane Theatre, the Danish Embassy, "The Green Frog" pub, and Kean's house.



Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Robert Lantz
Book by Peter Stone; Music by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest; From a comedy by Jean-Paul Sartre; Based on the play by Alexandre Dumas, père; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Ballet and incidental music by Elie Siegmaster; Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport; Vocal arrangements by Pembroke Davenport
Staged by Jack Cole; Choreographed by Jack Cole
Scenic Design by Ed Wittstein; Costume Design by Ed Wittstein; Lighting Design by John Harvey; Associate Costume Design: Patton Campbell; Make-Up Design by Robert Philippe; Hair Design by Garrison-Ramon
Production Executive: Monty Shaff; General Manager: Monty Shaff; Company Manager: Arthur Waxman
Production Stage Manager: Peter Bronte; Stage Manager: Walter Neal and Malcolm Marmorstein
Associate Conductor: Rene Wiegert; Music Copyist: Thomas P. Brown; Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Ted Goldsmith; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Fencing Coach: George Santelli
Cast
Alfred DrakeEdmund Kean
Roderick Cook
Broadway debut
Lord Neville
Alfred De SioChristie
Oliver GrayPrince of Wales
Christopher HewettBarnaby
Robert PennBen
Arthur RubinFrancis
Truman SmithSolomon
Lee VenoraAnna Danby
Patrick WaddingtonCount De Koeberg
Joan WeldonCountess Elena De Koeberg
Martin AmbroseMajor-Domo
Henchman
Singer
Charise AmidonSinger
John AristidesDancer
Barbara BeckDancer
Johanna CarothersDancer
Lois CastleDancer
Charles CorbettDancer
Kenneth CreelDancer
Patricia CuttsLady Amy Goswell
Randy DoneyTim
Dancer
Judy DunfordDancer
Charles DunnPatrick
Singer
Eddie EricksonProp Boy
Singer
Nancy FosterSinger
Larry FullerDancer
Margaret GathrightSparrow
Singer
Maggie GozSinger
Mickey GunnersonDancer
George HarwellPott
Singer
Pamela HayfordDancer
Jim HutchisonDancer
Lisa JamesDancer
Rene JarmonSt. Albands
Dancer
John JordanDavid
Paul JordanPip
John LankstonLord Delmore
Singer
Richard LyleDancer
George MartinDancer
Joseph McGrathSecretary
Singer
Lispet NelsonSinger
Mary NettumSinger
Roger PuckettDancer
Larry ShadurMaxwell
Guard
Singer
Suanne ShirleyDancer
Susan TerrySinger
Alfred ToigoStage Manager
Singer
Gloria WarnerBolt
Singer
John WheelerGuard
Singer
Standby: Lawrence Brooks (Edmund Kean)
Understudies: Martin Ambrose (Barnaby), Nancy Foster (Anna Danby), Larry Fuller (Christie), Christopher Hewett (Prince of Wales), John Lankston (Count De Koeberg), Mary Nettum (Countess Elena De Koeberg, Lady Amy Goswell), Larry Shadur (Ben), Alfred Toigo (Lord Neville) and John Wheeler (Francis)
Tony Award®
 1962 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Alfred Drake
 1962 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee] 
 Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport
ACT 1 Sung By
Penny Plain, Twopence ColoredChristie
Man and ShadowEdmund Kean
Mayfair AffairCountess Elena De Koeberg, Amy, Dancing and Singing Ensemble
Sweet DangerCountess Elena De Koeberg and Edmund Kean
Queue at Drury LaneBarnaby, Ben, Francis and Ensemble
King of LondonBarnaby, Ben, Francis and Ensemble
To Look Upon My LoveEdmund Kean and Solomon
Let's ImproviseEdmund Kean and Anna Danby
ElenaEdmund Kean, Francis and Ensemble
Social WhirlCountess Elena De Koeberg, Amy, Prince of Wales and Count De Koeberg
The Fog and the GrogBarnaby, Ben, Francis, Edmund Kean and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Civilized PeopleEdmund Kean, Anna Danby and Countess Elena De Koeberg
Service for ServiceCountess Elena De Koeberg and Edmund Kean
Willow, Willow, WillowAnna Danby
Fracas at Old DruryBarnaby, Ben, Francis, Christie and Ensemble
Chime InChristie, Barnaby, Ben, Francis and Ensemble
Swept AwayCountess Elena De Koeberg and Edmund Kean
DomesticityAnna Danby and Edmund Kean
Clown of LondonEnsemble
Apology?Edmund Kean