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Shubert Theatre, (11/18/1961 - 2/24/1962)
First Preview: Nov 16, 1961 Total Previews: 3
Opening Date: Nov 18, 1961    
Closing Date: Feb 24, 1962 Total Performances: 113

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: 1904, Vienna.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden
Book by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin; Music by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz; Lyrics by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz; Suggested by "Anatol" by Arthur Schnitzler; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene; Musical Director: Herbert Greene; Dance arrangements by Robert Starer
Directed by Gerald Freedman; Musical Staging by Herbert Ross
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Max Allentuck; Company Manager: Milton Pollack
Production Stage Manager: Kermit Kegley; Stage Manager: Cliff Cothren
Associate Conductor: Karen Gustafson; Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff; Supervisor Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
Magical Illusions Created and Designed by Jack Adams
General Press Representative: Dick Weaver; Casting: Lillian Stein
Walter ChiariAnatol
Barbara CookLiesl Brandel
Jules MunshinMax
Loring SmithHerr Brandel
Jack AdamsThe Great Gaston
Elizabeth AllenMagda
Kip AndrewsDancing Ensemble
Ken AyersSinging Ensemble
Loyce BakerSinging Ensemble
Jeanne BalHelene
Karoly BartaDancing Ensemble
Joan BishopSinging Ensemble
Bonnie BrandonDancing Ensemble
June CardSinging Ensemble
Carolyn ClarkDancing Ensemble
Sterling ClarkUsher
Dancing Ensemble
Thatcher ClarkeDancing Ensemble
Yvonne ConstantMimi
Leonard ElliottFranz
Luce EnnisSinging Ensemble
Marion FelsDancing Ensemble
Carol FlemmingDancing Ensemble
Leslie FranzosDancing Ensemble
Rico FroehlichOtto
Russell GoodwinWaiter
Singing Ensemble
Jeanne GrantSinging Ensemble
Bettye JenkinsDancing Ensemble
Patrick KingDancing Ensemble
Ray KirchnerDancing Ensemble
Louis KosmanDancing Ensemble
Ted LambrinosWaiter
Singing Ensemble
Lu LeonardFrau Brandel
Carl NicholasHeadwaiter
Singing Ensemble
Hal NormanWaiter
Singing Ensemble
Carole O'HaraSinging Ensemble
Doris OrtizDancing Ensemble
Michael QuinnProprietor
Singing Ensemble
Nancy RadcliffeSinging Ensemble
Tony RussoSinging Ensemble
Joanne SpillerAnna
Singing Ensemble
Michel StuartDancing Ensemble
Gerald TeijeloPhotographer
Dancing Ensemble
Eleonore TreiberDancing Ensemble
Aura VainioGrandmother
Dancing Ensemble
Jenny WorkmanDancing Ensemble
Standby: Stephen Elliott (Anatol)
Understudies: June Card (Mimi), Luce Ennis (Liesl Brandel), Rico Froehlich (Franz, The Great Gaston), Michael Quinn (Herr Brandel), Nancy Radcliffe (Anna, Helene) and Joanne Spiller (Frau Brandel)
Tony Award®
 1962 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Elizabeth Allen
 1962 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Oliver Smith
winner 1962 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Lucinda Ballard
 1962 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee] 
 Musical Director: Herbert Greene
ACT 1 Sung By
What A Charming CoupleEnsemble
Why Go Anywhere at All?Helene
Bring Your Darling DaughterMax and Ensemble
Now I'm Ready for a FrauAnatol and Max
Magic MomentLiesl Brandel
Who Can? You CanAnatol and Liesl Brandel
Oh, Mein LiebchenEnsemble
The Label on the BottleLiesl Brandel
This Kind of a GirlAnatol and Liesl Brandel
The Bloom Is Off the RoseMax and Male Ensemble
Who Can? You Can (Reprise) Ensemble
Now I'm Ready for a Frau (Reprise) Anatol
Magic Moment (Reprise) Liesl Brandel
ACT 2 Sung By
I'm Glad I'm SingleMax and Male Ensemble
I'm Glad I'm Single (Reprise) Male Ensemble
Now I'm Ready for a Frau (Reprise) Anatol and Max
Something You Never Had BeforeLiesl Brandel
You Will Never Be LonelyFrau Brandel, Herr Brandel and Ensemble
You're Not the TypeAnatol and Liesl Brandel
Come A-Wandering With MeMagda and Male Dancers
I Never Had a ChanceAnatol
I Wouldn't Marry YouLiesl Brandel
For the First TimeAnatol