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The Merry Widow   

 
City Center, (10/07/1944 - 11/04/1944)
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Opening Date: Oct 07, 1944    
Closing Date: Nov 04, 1944 Total Performances: 32

Category: Musical, Operetta, Revival, Broadway
Description: An operetta in three acts
Setting: Paris



Production Staff
Produced by Yolanda Mero-Irian and The New Opera Company
Book adapted by Sidney Sheldon and Ben Roberts; Music by Robert Stoltz and Franz Lehar; Lyrics by Adrian Ross; Original Viennese Libretto to "Die Lustige Witwe" by: Victor Leon and Leo Stein; Original Viennese Libretto based on "L'Attache d'Amabassade" by: Henri Meilhac; Special Lyrics by: Edward Gilbert
Directed by Felix Brentano; Choreographed by George Balanchine
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Walter Florell
Conducted by Fritz Zweig
Cast
Xenia BankNatalie
Stanton BarrettEnsemble
Joseph BellafioreEnsemble
Aleks BirdBallet
Alice BorbusMargot
Ballet
Katherine BorronEnsemble
Mary BroussardFrou-Frou
Ballet
Norman BuddNish
Jon CarlsonEnsemble
Rita ChariseBallet
Charles ChartierBallet
Connie ClarkEnsemble
Guest
Dennis DengateCascada
Gordon DilworthGeneral Bardini
Marta EggerthSonia
The Merry Widow
Karl FarkasPopoff
Louis FriedmanEnsemble
Irene GansEnsemble
Jack GansertDancer
Barbara GayeBallet
Beatrice GordonEnsemble
John HarroldThe King
Gaston
Colin HarveyEnsemble
Babs HeathDo-Do
Dancer
Lucy HillaryOlga
George KarleEnsemble
Jan KiepuraPrince Danilo
Bruce LaffeyBallet
Nils LandinJolodon
Jeffrey LongeBallet
Joseph MonteEnsemble
Alfred D. MorganEnsemble
Annette NormanLo-Lo
Ballet
Doris ParkerEnsemble
Nina PopovaDancer
Alfred PorterKhadja
Dorothy RamsayEnsemble
Jan RankinEnsemble
Mary RankinEnsemble
Ward RichardGuest
Ensemble
Ernest RichmanBallet
Georgette RolandezEnsemble
Teddi SandersJou-Jou
Ballet
Maxine SchraederEnsemble
Alice TisenBallet
Terry TownesBallet
Leona VanniEnsemble
Alan VaughanNova Kovich
of the Embassy
Lisette VereaClo-Clo
Stanley ZompakosBallet