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Half a Sixpence   

 
Broadhurst Theatre , (4/25/1965 - 7/16/1966)
First Preview:Apr 15, 1965 Total Previews:4
Opening Date:Apr 25, 1965   
Closing Date:Jul 16, 1966 Total Performances:511

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Folkstone, England. The turn of the century.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Allen-Hodgdon, Inc., Stevens Productions, Inc. and Harold Fielding; Associate Producer: Jane C. Nussbaum
Book by Beverley Cross; Music by David Heneker; Lyrics by David Heneker; Based on "Kipps" by H. G. Wells; Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky; Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis; Music orchestrated by Jim Tyler; Dance arrangements and orchestrations by Robert Prince; Opening ballet music composed by Robert Prince
Directed by Gene Saks; Choreographed by Onna White; Assistant Choreographer: Tom Panko
Scenic Design by Loudon Sainthill; Costume Design by Loudon Sainthill; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Costume Supervision: Jane Greenwood
General Manager: Victor Samrock; Company Manager: Ben Rosenberg
Production Stage Manager: Terence Little; Stage Manager: Ernest Austin; Assistant Stage Mgr: William Larsen
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Morris Stonzek
General Press Representative: Bill Doll & Company, Inc.; Press Representative: Robert Ganshaw, Midori Tsuji and Bob Ullman; Casting: Terry Fay; Dance Captain: Eleonore Treiber
Cast
Tommy Steele Arthur Kipps
Sean Allan Photographer
Singer
Norman Allen Buggins
Diane Blair Dancer
Sterling Clark Boy Student
Dancer
John Cleese Young Walshingham
Helen's brother
Fred Cline 2nd Reporter
Singer
Grover Dale Pearce
Lynn Fields Dancer
Robert Gorman Photographer Asst.
Singer
James Grout Chitterlow
Michele Hardy Flo
Reby Howells Emma
Rosanna Huffman Girl Student
Singer
Polly James Ann Pornick
Robert Karl Dancer
Glenn Kezer Singer
Reid Klein 1st Reporter
Singer
John Knapp Singer
William Larsen Carshot
Sally Lee Victoria
Will Mackenzie Sid Pornick
Mercer McLeod Mr. Shalford
Constance Moffit Singer
Max Norman Singer
Carrie Nye Helen Walsingham
Alan Peterson Dancer
Louise Quick Kate
Ann Rachel Gwendolin
Singer
Sally Ransone Dancer
Carol Richards Singer
Trescott Ripley Mrs. Botting
Ron Schwinn Dancer
Ann Shoemaker Mrs. Walsingham
Bill Stanton Dancer
Eleonore Treiber Laura
Understudies: Diane Blair (Emma, Kate), Sterling Clark (Pearce), Grover Dale (Arthur Kipps), Robert Gorman (Boy Student), Reby Howells (Ann Pornick, Flo), Robert Karl (Buggins), John Knapp (Carshot, Young Walshingham), William Larsen (Chitterlow, Mr. Shalford), Constance Moffit (Mrs. Botting), Sally Ransone (Laura, Victoria), Carol Richards (Girl Student), Trescott Ripley (Mrs. Walsingham), Ron Schwinn (Sid Pornick) and Eleonore Treiber (Helen Walsingham)
Tony Award®
 1965 Best Musical [nominee]
Book by Beverley Cross; Music by David Heneker; Lyrics by David Heneker; Produced by Allen-Hodgdon, Inc., Stevens Productions, Inc. and Harold Fielding
 1965 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee]
Music by David Heneker; Lyrics by David Heneker
 1965 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Tommy Steele
 1965 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
James Grout
 1965 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Carrie Nye
 1965 Best Choreography [nominee]
Onna White
 1965 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Gene Saks
 1965 Best Producer of a Musical [nominee]
Allen-Hodgdon, Inc.
 1965 Best Producer of a Musical [nominee]
Stevens Productions, Inc.
 1965 Best Producer of a Musical [nominee]
Harold Fielding
 1965 Best Author (Musical) [nominee]
Book by Beverley Cross

ACT 1Sung By
All in The Cause of Economy Arthur Kipps, Sid Pornick, Buggins and Pearce
Half A Sixpence Arthur Kipps and Ann Pornick
Money to Burn Arthur Kipps, Laura and The Men
A Proper Gentleman Arthur Kipps, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Pearce and Shopgirls
She's Too Far Above Me Arthur Kipps
If The Rain's Got To Fall Arthur Kipps, Pearce, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Shopgirls, Singers and Dancers
The Old Military Canal Singers
ACT 2Sung By
A Proper Gentleman (Reprise)Arthur Kipps, Mrs. Walsingham, Helen Walsingham, Mrs. Botting, Young Walshingham (Helen's brother) and Party Guests
Long Ago Arthur Kipps and Ann Pornick
Flash Bang Wallop Arthur Kipps, Ann Pornick, Chitterlow, Mr. Shalford, Pearce, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Shopgirls and Singers
I Know What I Am Ann Pornick
The Party's On The House Arthur Kipps, Pearce, Sid Pornick, Buggins, Shopgirls, Singers and Dancers
Half A Sixpence (Reprise)Arthur Kipps and Ann Pornick
All in The Cause of Economy (Reprise)Flo, Pearce, Sid Pornick and Buggins
Finale Entire Company