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Cafe Crown   

 
Martin Beck Theatre, (4/17/1964 - 4/18/1964)
First Preview: Mar 21, 1964 Total Previews: 30
Opening Date: Apr 17, 1964    
Closing Date: Apr 18, 1964 Total Performances: 3

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around the Cafe Crown at the corner of Second Avenue and 12th Street in New York City. The early 1930s.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate
Produced by Philip Rose and Swanlee
Book by Hy Kraft; Music by Albert Hague; Lyrics by Marty Brill; Based on the play by Hy Kraft; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay; Dance arrangements by Albert Hague; Musical Director: Gershon Kingsley; Vocal arrangements by Gershon Kingsley
Directed by Jerome Eskow; Choreographed by Ronald Field
Scenic Design by Sam Leve; Costume Design by Ruth Morley; Lighting Design by Sam Leve; Hair Design by Dorman Allison
General Manager: Walter Fried; Company Manager: Sam Handelsman
Production Stage Manager: Leonard Auerbach; Stage Manager: Mortimer Halpern; Assistant Stage Mgr: Norman Shelly and Edwin Bruce
Press Representative: Merle Debuskey and Seymour Krawitz
Cast
Theodore BikelSamuel Cole
Sam LeveneHymie
Tommy RallDavid Cole
Brenda LewisMme. Cole
Betty AberlinSarah
Singer
Alan AldaDr. Irving Gilbert
Monte AmundsenNorma Roberts
John AnaniaShip's Captain
Val AveryKaplan
Petty Officer
Robert AvianDancer
Francine BeersMrs. Perlman
Ean BenjaminDancer
Leo BloomMax the Beggar
Bonnie BrodySinger
Edwin BruceBurton
Luigi GasparinettiDancer
Keith KaldenbergMr. Edelman
Cheryl KilgrenDancer
Patsi KingDancer
Shirley Leinwand1st Woman
Singer
Ann MarisseSinger
Mrs. Edelman
Marilyn MurphySinger
Renee OrinIda Polan
Robert PennRubin
Fay Reed2nd woman
Singer
Ken RichardsPasserby
Singer
Wood RomoffMendel Polan
Betty RosebrockDancer
Joe RossBloom
Norman ShellyNathan
Mr. Bernstein
Geri SpinnerDancer
Keith StewartDancer
Roy StuartBeck
Ludmilla TchorFlower Girl
Singer
Ted ThurstonMr. Morris
Michael ValeLipsky
Terry ViolinoDancer
Bonnie WalkerDancer
John WheelerSinger
Stephanie Winters3rd Woman
Singer
Martin WolfsonMr. Toplitz
music by Albert Hague; lyrics by Marty Brill
ACT 1 Sung By
You're A Stranger in This NeighborhoodDr. Irving Gilbert and Company
What's The Matter With Buffalo?Hymie, Dr. Irving Gilbert and Ensemble
All Those YearsDavid Cole and Norma Roberts
Au Revoir Poland--Hello New York!Mme. Cole and the Lipsky Theatre Ensemble
Make the Most of SpringMme. Cole
So Long as It Isn't ShakespeareHymie and Samuel Cole
A Lifetime LoveSamuel Cole and Mme. Cole
I'm Gonna MoveDavid Cole
A Mother's HeartMme. Cole, Sarah and the Lipsky Theatre Ensemble
On This Wedding DayMme. Cole and Wedding Guests
ACT 2 Sung By
What's Gonna Be TomorrowCompany
A Man Must Have Something to Live ForSamuel Cole and Ensemble
That's the Life for MeHymie, Samuel Cole, Mme. Cole and Company
A Lifetime Love (Reprise) David Cole and Norma Roberts
King Lear BalletSamuel Cole, David Cole and Ensemble
Someone's WaitingDavid Cole
Magical Things in LifeHymie, Samuel Cole and Ensemble
That's the Life for Me (Reprise) Hymie, Samuel Cole, Mme. Cole, Dr. Irving Gilbert and Ensemble
A Man Must Have Something to Live For (Reprise) Company