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The Show is On   

 
Winter Garden Theatre, (12/25/1936 - 7/17/1937)
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Opening Date: Dec 25, 1936    
Closing Date: Jul 17, 1937 Total Performances: 236

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway
Description: A revue in two acts



Production Staff
Produced by Messrs. Shubert (Lee and J. J.)
Sketches by David Freedman; "Mr. Gielgud Passes By" by Moss Hart; Music mostly by Vernon Duke; Lyrics mostly by Ted Fetter; Additional music by Hoagy Carmichael, Arthur Schwartz, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Herman Hupfeld, Will Irwin and Richard Rodgers; Additional lyrics by Stanley Adams, Howard Dietz, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg, Herman Hupfeld, Norman Zeno and Lorenz Hart; Music orchestrated by Gordon Jenkins; Additional orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Hans Spialek
Staged by Vincente Minnelli; Conceived by Vincente Minnelli; Sketches directed by Edward Clarke Lilley; Choreographed by Robert Alton; "Casanova" choreographed by Harry Losee
Production Design by Vincente Minnelli
Conducted by Gordon Jenkins
Cast
Marion AllenFan Dancer
Burlesque
Vera AllenDesdemona
Prologue
Sybil Hutchins
Titania
Niesa
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mrs. Smith
Box Office
Tatiana
Tovarich
Aunt Ophelia
Cakewalk
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Gene Ashley"Josephine Waters" Performer
Gracie Barrie"The Show is On" Performer
"Now" Performer
"Casanova" Performer
"Long As You've Got Your Health" Performer
Eliza
Cakewalk
"By Strauss" Performer
"The Show Goes On" Performer
Hazel BoffingerThe Broth
Prologue
Page Girl
Buy Yourself a Balloon
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Fan Dancer
Burlesque
Kenneth BostockCasanova's Major Domo
Casanova
Roy Campbell's ContinentalsThe Angels of the Show
Prologue
"Parade Night" Performer
Mary Ann CarrThe Grand Duchess
Casanova
Marie CarrollJuliet
Prologue
Fanny
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mrs. Jackson
Tovarich
Supporting Cast
The Reading of the Play
Andre ChariseThe Grand Duke
Casanova
Simon Legree
Cakewalk
Pierre
The Reading of the Play
Dorothy DalyFan Dancer
Burlesque
Doris DonaldsonThe Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Helen EcklundThird Girl
Burlesque
Hugh EllsworthCasanova's Secretary
Casanova
Lawyer Marks
Cakewalk
Peggy GallimoreThe Three Witches
Prologue
The Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Reginald GardinerShakespeare
Prologue
Prime Minister
Titania
Al Fleegle
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
John Gielgud
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
"Strawcuffsky" Performer
Flyde Twitch
The Reading of the Play
Mr. Higgins
Taxes! Taxes!
"Burlesque" Announcer
Paul Haakon"Now" Dancer
Casanova
Casanova
Pearl HarrisThe Three Witches
Prologue
Topsy
Cakewalk
Irene KellyMadame Pompadour
Burlesque
Jerrie KobanCasanova's Mistress
Casanova
Second Girl
Burlesque
Bert LahrRonald Taylor
Titania
"Song of the Woodman" Performer
A Critic
Box Office
Mihael
Tovarich
"Woof" Performer
Bert Larrimore
Taxes! Taxes!
Putty Nose
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Jane LaneFirst Girl
Burlesque
Beatrice LillieGo Go Benuti
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
Mrs. Slemp
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Treasurer
Box Office
"Buy Yourself a Balloon" Performer
Mlle. Leonore
The Reading of the Play
"Josephine Waters" Performer
A Strip Teaser
Burlesque
"Epilogue" Performer
Mitzi Mayfair"What Has He Got?" Performer
"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
"By Strauss" Dancer
"Little Old Lady" Performer
Jack McCauleyKing Lear
Prologue
Gielgud's Manager
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Brooks Hall
Box Office
A Visitor
Tovarich
Armand
The Reading of the Play
The Straight Man
Burlesque
June McNultyThe Three Witches
Prologue
Gertrude MedwinQueen Elizabeth
Burlesque
Jean MooreheadFan Dancer
Burlesque
Marion MurrayCleopatra
Prologue
The Spirit of '76
Burlesque
Gifford NashBrutus
Prologue
Irate Gentleman
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Fred NayUncle Tom
Cakewalk
"Josephine Waters" Performer
Mortimer O'BrienGildenstern
Prologue
The Cardinal
Casanova
Warren Bruce
The Reading of the Play
Paul OwenRomeo
Prologue
Sir Walter Raleigh
Burlesque
Mary PhillipsFan Dancer
Burlesque
Mischa PompianovMarc Antony
Prologue
Casanova's Valet
Casanova
"Josephine Waters" Performer
Ralph RiggsShylock
Prologue
Gielgud's Valet
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
Mr. Brentwood
Box Office
Mr. Jackson
Tovarich
Skeggs
Cakewalk
The Producer
The Reading of the Play
Crunch
Taxes! Taxes!
Major Domo
Burlesque
Harry RogueCaesar's Ghost
Prologue
Polly RoseMaid
Prologue
Richard SatterfieldOthello
Prologue
Robert Shafer"Now" Performer
"Parade Night" Performer
"By Strauss" Performer
Sherry StuartFan Dancer
Burlesque
Evelyn ThawlOphelia
Prologue
"Now" Dancer
The Modern Girl
Casanova
Little Eva
Cakewalk
Williem Van LoonRosencranz
Prologue
Stage Manager
Mr. Gielgud Passes By
The Doge of Venice
Casanova
Chloe
Cakewalk
Alphonse
The Reading of the Play
"Josephine Waters" Performer
Charles Walters"What Has He Got?" Performer
"Long as You've Got Your Health" Dancer
Malcolm St. Clair
Cakewalk
"Little Old Lady" Performer
Mildred WebbCasanova's Maid
Casanova
Duke WilliamsFan Bearer
Prologue

ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue
(music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Howard Dietz)
Ensemble
The Show Is On
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Now
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
(There's) Rhythm (in That Heart of Mine)
(music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart)
What Has He Got?
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Ensemble
Song of the Woodman
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
Casanova
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Long As You've Got Your Health
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Norman Zeno)
Buy Yourself a Balloon
(music by Herman Hupfeld; lyrics by Herman Hupfeld)
Parade Night
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
the Continentals
Cakewalk
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
By Strauss
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin)
Woof
(music by Will Irwin; lyrics by Norman Zeno)
Little Old Lady
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Stanley Adams)
Girls
Josephine Waters
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg)
The Show Is On (Reprise)
(music by Hoagy Carmichael; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Girls
Epilogue
(music by Vernon Duke; lyrics by Ted Fetter)
Entire Company