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Subways Are for Sleeping   

St. James Theatre, (12/27/1961 - 6/23/1962)
First Preview: Dec 25, 1961 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Dec 27, 1961    
Closing Date: Jun 23, 1962 Total Performances: 205

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York City. The present.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters
Produced by David Merrick
Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Suggested by the book by Edmund G. Love; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard
Directed by Michael Kidd; Choreographed by Michael Kidd; Associate Choreographer: Marc Breaux
Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Will Steven Armstrong
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight
Production Stage Manager: Howard Whitfield; Stage Manager: Joe Calvan
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Casting: Michael Shurtleff; General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Lila Glaser; Production Associate: Robert Schear; Dance Captain: John Sharpe; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden
Sydney ChaplinTom Bailey
Carol LawrenceAngela McKay
Orson BeanCharlie Smith
Gordon Connell
Broadway debut
Mr. Pitman
Grayson HallMyra Blake
Phyllis NewmanMartha Vail
John SharpeSleeper
a caretaker
Cy YoungSleeper
Gus Holt
Helen BaisleySinger
Diane BallModel
Carlos BasDancer
Vicki BelmonteSinger
Michael BennettA Delivery Boy
Sari ClymasModel
Joel CraigDancer
Pepe De ChazzaDancer
Robert EvansDancer
Ted ForlowDancer
Bob GormanSleeper
Stokey GraySinger
Valerie HarperDancer
Joe HillJ. Edward Sykes
Social Worker
Mr. Barney
HoraseLancelot Zuckerman
Robert HowardStation Guard
Lt. Pilsudski
Relief Doorman
Reby HowellsDancer
Gene KeltonDancer
Victoria MansfieldDancer
Jeannine MichaelSinger
Wendy NickersonDancer
Bruce PaytonSinger
Lawrence PoolZack Flint
Larry RoquemoreDancer
Sandra RovetaDancer
Anthony SaverinoBill
the museum guard
Joan ShellerSinger
Ruth ShepardSinger
Ron StrattonDancer
Dean TaliaferroMary Tompkins
Gene VarroneSleeper
Max Hillman
Jim WeissA Drunk
Eugene R. WoodHarry Shelby
Standby: Dawn Nickerson (Angela McKay)
Understudies: Joel Craig (Mac, Photographer, Sleeper), Stokey Gray (Gus Holt, Sleeper), Joe Hill (Mr. Pitman), Robert Howard (Bill, Joe, Sleeper), Ruth Shepard (Myra Blake), Dean Taliaferro (Martha Vail) and Cy Young (Charlie Smith)
Tony Award®
 1962 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Orson Bean
winner 1962 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Phyllis Newman
 1962 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Michael Kidd
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
ACT 1 Sung By
Subways Are for SleepingThe Sleepers
Girls Like MeAngela McKay
Station RushPeople Who Are Going Places
I'm Just Taking My TimeTom Bailey
I Was a Shoo-InMartha Vail
Subway DirectionsTom Bailey, Angela McKay and Subway Riders
Ride Through the NightTom Bailey, Angela McKay and Subway Riders
Who Knows What Might Have BeenAngela McKay and Tom Bailey
Swing Your ProjectsTom Bailey
Strange DuetMartha Vail and Charlie Smith
I Said It and I'm GladAngela McKay
Be a SantaTom Bailey, Angela McKay, Shoppers and Santas
ACT 2 Sung By
Subway IncidentAngela McKay and Teenagers
How Can You Describe a Face?Tom Bailey
I Just Can't WaitCharlie Smith
Comes Once in a LifetimeAngela McKay and Tom Bailey
What Is This Feeling in the Air?Tom Bailey, Angela McKay, Charlie Smith and Entire Company