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Minskoff Theatre , (3/13/1973 - 9/08/1974)
First Preview:Mar 01, 1973 Total Previews:13
Opening Date:Mar 13, 1973   
Closing Date:Sep 08, 1974 Total Performances:594

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: The piano store; the music room of the Marshall estate; 9th Avenue; Madame Lucy's salon; the Palais Royale; outside the marquee tent; the Italian garden.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Minskoff Organization; Minskoff Theatre Managing Director: Albert W. Selden; Minskoff Theatre General Manager: Walter Fried; Minskoff Theatre Manager: Gino Giglio
Produced by Harry Rigby, Albert W. Selden and Jerome Minskoff; Associate Producer: Steven Beckler
Music by Harry Tierney; Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy; Additional lyrics by Charles Gaynor, Otis Clements and Jack Lloyd; Additional music by Charles Gaynor and Otis Clements; Book by Hugh Wheeler and Joseph Stein; Book from an adaptation by Harry Rigby; Based on the original play by James Montgomery; Music and Vocal Direction: Jack Lee; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Dance arrangements by Wally Harper; Incidental music by Wally Harper
Directed by Gower Champion; Musical Staging by Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Miss Reynolds' costumes by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by David F. Segal; Sound Design by Tony Alloy; Make-Up Design by Nicholas Guerico; Hair Design by Ted Azar; Hairstyles: Tony Marrero and Masarone; Debbie Reynolds' hairstyles by Pinky Babajian
General Manager: Walter Fried; Company Manager: G. Warren McClane
Production Stage Manager: James Gelb; Stage Manager: Robert Schear; Technical Director: John Higgins
Music Consultant: Joseph A. McCarthy; Musical Coordinator: Joseph A. McCarthy; Music Contractor: Marty Grupp; Music Preparation Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller
Vocal Consultant to Debbie Reynolds: Nora Dunfee; General Press Representative: John Springer Associates; Press Representative: Ruth Cage; Production Associate: Constance Montgomery; Casting Director: Wendy Mackenzie; Dance Captain: Mary Ann Niles; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Mike Mones; Photographer: Friedman-Abeles; Production Coordinator: Maggie Minskoff
Debbie Reynolds Irene O'Dare
George S. Irving Madame Lucy
Patsy Kelly Mrs. O'Dare
Monte Markham Donald Marshall
Ruth Warrick Emmeline Marshall
Carmen Alvarez Helen McFudd
Meg Bussert Debutante
Trudy Carson Debutante
Paul Charles Ninth Avenue Fella
Arlene Columbo Debutante
Dennis Edenfield Ninth Avenue Fella
David Evans Ninth Avenue Fella
Carrie Fisher Debutante
Bob Freschi Clarkson
Ninth Avenue Fella
Dorothy Wyn Gehgan Debutante
John Hamilton Ninth Avenue Fella
Bruce Lea Jimmy O'Flaherty
Ninth Avenue Fella
Frances Ruth Lea Debutante
Swing Dancer
Jeanne Lehman Debutante
Joe Lorden Ninth Avenue Fella
Bryan Nicholas Ninth Avenue Fella
Kate O'Brady Arabella Thornsworthy
Julie Pars Debutante
Pamela Peadon Debutante
Ted Pugh Ozzie Babson
Robert Rayow Ninth Avenue Fella
Dennis Roth Ninth Avenue Fella
Kenn Scalice Ninth Avenue Fella
Swing Dancer
Ron Schwinn Ninth Avenue Fella
Janie Sell Jane Burke
David Steele Ninth Avenue Fella
Albert Stephenson Ninth Avenue Fella
Pat Trott Debutante
Sandra Voris Debutante
Jeanette Williamson Debutante
Penny Worth Debutante
Standbys: Emory Bass (Madame Lucy) and Justine Johnston (Emmeline Marshall, Mrs. O'Dare)
Understudies: Bob Freschi (Ozzie Babson), Dorothy Wyn Gehgan (Jane Burke), John Hamilton (Donald Marshall), Janie Sell (Irene O'Dare) and Penny Worth (Helen McFudd)
Tony Award®
 1973 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Debbie Reynolds
winner 1973 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
George S. Irving
 1973 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Patsy Kelly
 1973 Best Choreography [nominee]
Peter Gennaro
Theatre World
nominee 1973 Award [recipient]
Monte Markham
music by Harry Tierney; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1Sung By
The World Must Be Bigger Than an Avenue
(music by Wally Harper; lyrics by Jack Lloyd)
Irene O'Dare
The Family Tree Mrs. Marshall and Debutantes
Alice Blue Gown Irene O'Dare
They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me
(music by Fred Fisher)
Madame Lucy and Debutantes
An Irish Girl
(music by Charles Gaynor; lyrics by Otis Clements)
Irene O'Dare and Company
Stepping on Butterflies
(music by Wally Harper)
Madame Lucy, Irene O'Dare, Helen McFudd and Jane Gilmour
Mother Angel Darling
(music by Charles Gaynor; lyrics by Charles Gaynor)
Irene O'Dare and Mrs. O'Dare
The Riviera Rage
(music by Wally Harper)
Irene O'Dare and Company
ACT 2Sung By
The Last Part of Every Party Company
We're Getting Away With It Madame Lucy, Helen McFudd, Jane Gilmour and Ozzie Babson
Irene Irene O'Dare and Company
The Great Lover Tango
(music by Otis Clements; lyrics by Charles Gaynor)
Donald Marshall, Helen McFudd and Jane Gilmour
You Made Me Love You
(music by James Monaco)
Irene O'Dare and Donald Marshall
You Made Me Love You (Reprise)
(music by James Monaco)
Madame Lucy and Mrs. O'Dare
Finale Company