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The Merry Widow and The Devil   
Joe Weber's Travesty Company, Incorporated in a Satire on "The Merry Widow" and "The Devil"

 
West End Theatre , (11/16/1908 - 11/21/1908)
Weber's Music Hall , (1/18/1909 - 1/30/1909)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Nov 16, 1908   
Closing Date:Jan 30, 1909 Total Performances:24

Category: Musical, Operetta, Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Studio of Prince Dandilo; Garden at Fonia's residence; Witching Hour Cafe


Production Staff
Produced by Joe Weber; Produced by arrangement with Henry W. Savage
Libretto by George V. Hobart; Orchestra under the direction of Hugo Frey; Featuring songs by John H. Flynn
Staged by Julian Mitchell; Produced under the personal direction of Joe Weber
Scenic Design by John H. Young
Cast
Robert Dunlap Booze de Grouch
one of the Three Twins
Lillian Fitzgerald Mimi
model
Grace Griswold Elsie Eisberg
an heiress, engaged to Prince Dandilo
Albert Hart Baron Kaughman
Farsovian ambassador to Paris
A.C. Heath Baz de Grouch
one of the Three Twins
Walter Jones The Devil
calling himself DeJollidog, a wine agent
Blanche Ring Fonia
Kaughman's wife, who wants to be a merry widow
Charles J. Ross Prince Dandilo
now known as Carl Mahler, an artist
E. Spatz Biff de Grouch
one of the Three Twins
Joe Weber Heinrich Disch
valet
Sadie Aravol Do-Do
Charlie Ball Dog
Mons. Deverdon
Annie Betterton Mlle. Antoinette
Janet Burton Ko-Ko
Major Crique Mons. Duval
Nettie Hamilton Mlle. Nanette
Nora Hamilton Mlle. Babette
Neal Harvey Mons. Carpentier
Nellie Howard Mlle. Piquette
Vivian Howard Mlle. Bettine
Harry Huber Cat
Mons. Robideau
Marie Hughes Mlle. Marnold
Violet Laray Mlle. Celeste
Violet Laurell Coo-Coo
Maud Le Roy Senorita Concarne
Eunice MacKay Mlle. Cochette
June Marlowe Mlle. Fatima
Beatrice McKay English Tourist
Jo-Jo
Minnie May Quental Mlle. Yvonne
Annie Ray Jo-Ko
Kittie Sayer Mlle. Angelique
Minerva Walton Goo-Goo
lyrics by George V. Hobart
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
Gee, Ain't I Glad I'm Single
(music by Silvio Hein)
Prince Dandilo (now known as Carl Mahler, an artist)
In Farsovia Fonia (Kaughman's wife, who wants to be a merry widow)
I'm the Original Devil (The Devil)
(music by Silvio Hein)
The Devil (calling himself DeJollidog, a wine agent)
ACT 2Sung By
Bonnie, My Highland Lassie Fonia (Kaughman's wife, who wants to be a merry widow)
She's My Daisy Prince Dandilo (now known as Carl Mahler, an artist)
Girls Prince Dandilo (now known as Carl Mahler, an artist), Baron Kaughman (Farsovian ambassador to Paris), Heinrich Disch (valet), The Devil (calling himself DeJollidog, a wine agent), Biff de Grouch (one of the Three Twins) and Baz de Grouch (one of the Three Twins)
The Girls at Maxim's Baron Kaughman (Farsovian ambassador to Paris)
Yip, I Adee, I Aye
(music by John H. Flynn; lyrics by Will D. Cobb)
Fonia (Kaughman's wife, who wants to be a merry widow)