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Oh What a Lovely War   

 
Broadhurst Theatre , (9/30/1964 - 1/16/1965)
First Preview:Sep 29, 1964 Total Previews:1
Opening Date:Sep 30, 1964   
Closing Date:Jan 16, 1965 Total Performances:125

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Comments: "Oh What a Lovely War" is based on official records, memoirs, commentaries, newspaper articles, and other factual data from World War I .


Production Staff
Produced by David Merrick, Gerry Raffles and Theatre Workshop, Inc.
Originally produced by Theatre Workshop, Inc.
Book by Charles Chilton and Theatre Workshop, Inc.; Musical Director: Shepard Coleman; Featuring songs by Bingham and Greene, Murphy and David and Valliant and Couturier; Featuring songs with lyrics by Lena Gulibert Ford and Stoddard King; Music arranged by Alfred Ralston
Directed by Joan Littlewood; Choreographed by Bob Stevenson
Scenic Design by John Bury; Costume Design by Una Collins; Lighting Design by John Bury
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Vince McKnight
Stage Manager: Jerry Adler
Design Supervisor: Klaus Holm; Press Representative: Maurice Turet; Military Adviser: Raymond Fletcher
Cast
Fanny Carby Performer
Frank Coda Russia
English Signaller
Richard Curnock French Captain
Assassin
Peter Dalton Gendarme
Larry Dann Russia
Luxembourg Signaller
Irish Private
Jack Eddleman Performer
Myvanwy Jenn Performer
Colin Kemball Moltke
Belgium
Linda Loftis Performer
Murray Melvin France
French Lieutenant
Brian Murphy England
Sir John French
The Padre
Ian Paterson Sir Henry Wilson
German Officer
Kaiser
George Sewell Sir Douglas Haig
Reid Shelton Performer
Victor Spinetti Master of Ceremonies
General Lanrezac
Drill Sergeant
Bob Stevenson Swimmer
Irish Standard Bearer
Valerie Walsh Performer
Barbara Windsor Performer
Tony Award®
 1965 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Charles Chilton and Theatre Workshop, Inc.; Produced by David Merrick and Gerry Raffles
winner 1965 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Victor Spinetti
 1965 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Barbara Windsor
 1965 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Joan Littlewood
Theatre World
nominee 1965 Award [recipient]
Victor Spinetti

ACT 1Sung By
Row, Row, Row
(music by James Monaco; lyrics by William Jerome)
The Ensemble
We Don't Want to Lose You (Your King and Country Want You)
(music by Paul Rubens; lyrics by Paul Rubens)
The Ladies
Belgium Put the Kibosh on the Kaiser
(music by Paddy Ellerton; lyrics by Paddy Ellerton)
Valerie Walsh
Are We Downhearted The Men
It's a Long Way to Tipperary
(music by Jack Judge and Harry Williams; lyrics by Jack Judge and Harry Williams)
The Men
Hold Your Hand Out Naughty Boy
(music by Murphy and David; lyrics by Murphy and David)
The Men
I'll Make a Man of You
(music by Arthur Wimperis and Herman Finck; lyrics by Arthur Wimperis and Herman Finck)
Barbara Windsor
Pack Up Your Troubles
(lyrics by George Asaf)
The Men
Hitchykoo
(music by Lewis F. Muir and Maurice Abrahams; lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert)
Fanny Carby
Heilige Nacht Colin Kemball
Christmas Day in the Cookhouse Brian Murphy
Goodbye...ee
(music by Bert Lee; lyrics by R. P. Weston)
Victor Spinetti
ACT 2Sung By
Oh What a Lovely War The Ensemble
Gassed Last Night The Men
Roses of Picardy
(music by Haydn Wood)
Linda Loftus and Ian Paterson
Hush Here Comes a Whizzbang The Men
There's a Long Long Trial
(lyrics by Stoddard King)
Ian Paterson
I Don't Want to Be a Soldier The Men
Kaiser Bill The Men
They Were Only Playing Leapfrog The Men
Old Soldiers Never Die Murray Melvin
If You Want the Old Batallion The Men
Far Far from Wipers
(music by Bingham and Greene; lyrics by Bingham and Greene)
Colin Kemball
If the Sergeant Steals Your Rum The Men
I Wore a Tunic (When You Wore a Tulip) Ian Paterson
Forward Joe Soap's Army The Men
Fred Karno's Army The Men
When This Lousy War Is Over Colin Kembal
Wash Me in the Water The Men
I Want To Go Home The Men
The Bells of Hell The Men
Keep the Home Fires Burning
(music by Ivor Novello; lyrics by Lena Gulibert Ford)
Myvanwy Jenn
Sister Susie's Sewing Shirts
(music by Herman Darewski; lyrics by R. P. Weston)
Barabra Windsor
Chanson de Craonne
(music by Valliant and Couturier; lyrics by Valliant and Couturier)
The Ensemble
I Dont Want to be A Soldier The Ensemble
And When They Asked Us
(music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Jerome Kern)
The Ensemble