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The American Idea   
The Cohan & Harris Comedians in a Musical Frivolity

New York Theatre, (10/05/1908 - 11/28/1908)
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Opening Date: Oct 05, 1908    
Closing Date: Nov 28, 1908 Total Performances: 64

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Paris

Production Staff
Produced by George M. Cohan and Sam H. Harris
Book by George M. Cohan; Music by George M. Cohan; Lyrics by George M. Cohan; Orchestra under the direction of George A. Nichols; Music orchestrated by Charles J. Gebest; Featuring "They Always Follow Me" by Jean Schwartz and William Jerome; Featuring "The Garden That Blooms for You" by Milton Lusk and Willliam Kendall Evans; Music for "March Finale" by Charles J. Gebest
Staged by George M. Cohan
Scenic Design by John H. Young, Edward G. Unitt and Joseph Wickes; Costume Design by F. Richard Anderson
George BebanPierre Souchet
Trixie FriganzaMrs. Waxtapper
Gilbert GregoryHerman Budmeyer
Walter Le RoyDaniel Sullivan
Miss AlexanderEnsemble
M. AveryEnsemble
Miss BarronEnsemble
Carrie BowmanCatherine Budmeyer
Miss BrooksEnsemble
M. ConwayEnsemble
Miss CourtneyEnsemble
Miss CoyleEnsemble
Robert DailyStephen Hustleford
M. DayEnsemble
M. DoyleEnsemble
Miss V. EarlEnsemble
M. FinkEnsemble
Harold ForbesCharlie Sullivan
Miss FordEnsemble
Bessie FriganzaEnsemble
Miss GilbertEnsemble
Miss GlassonEnsemble
Harold GordonBellboy
Rosie GreenVera
Stella HammersteinEdythe Yellowback
Miss HarriesEnsemble
Miss HartfordEnsemble
Miss HartmanEnsemble
Miss HayEnsemble
Miss HiltonEnsemble
M. LasherEnsemble
Miss LeeEnsemble
Miss LeRoyEnsemble
M. LevallinEnsemble
M. LorraineEnsemble
Edith MacBrideThe Mysterious Girl
Hugh MackThe Mysterious Man
Miss MartinEnsemble
Minna MartritEnsemble
Miss F. MartynEnsemble
M. McCormickEnsemble
Miss McNownEnsemble
Lola MerrilNellie Sullivan
Miss MonroeEnsemble
M. MonteEnsemble
Miss NewellEnsemble
M. RawleyEnsemble
Miss E. RossEnsemble
Miss F. RossEnsemble
M. ShattickEnsemble
M. ShieldsEnsemble
Miss SnyderEnsemble
M. StevensEnsemble
Richard TaberHerman Budmeyer
Richard TobinOfficier
Miss TroutmanEnsemble
Gertie VanderbiltViolette
Mr WaiteEnsemble
Miss WatsonEnsemble
Miss WhitefordEnsemble
Miss WilsonEnsemble
music by George M. Cohan; lyrics by George M. Cohan
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
In Gay PareeChorus
SullivanDaniel Sullivan and Chorus
Brothers and SistersHenry Budmeyer, Charlie Sullivan, Catherine Budmeyer and Nellie Sullivan
They Always Follow Me
(music by Jean Schwartz; lyrics by William Jerome)
Mrs. Waxtapper and Chorus
Too Long from Long Acre SquareStephen Hustleford and Chorus
ACT 2 Sung By
We're Supposed to BeChorus
Cohan's Pet Names (That's the Pet Name for Me)Mrs. Waxtapper and Pierre Souchet
That's Some LoveHenry Budmeyer, Charlie Sullivan, Catherine Budmeyer, Nellie Sullivan and Chorus
F-A-M-EStephen Hustleford, Daniel Sullivan, Herman Budmeyer and Pierre Souchet
American RagtimeStephen Hustleford and Chorus
ACT 3 Sung By
The Garden That Blooms for You (My Garden That Blooms for You)
(music by Milton Lusk; lyrics by Willliam Kendall Evans)
Officier and Chorus
The Bold GendarmesPonies
The Gendarmes' DanceViolette and Vera
French MilitaireChorus