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About the Show

Story: Nightclub singer Joey Evans ditches his girlfriend Linda for a socialite named Vera Simpson. However, when blackmail enters the picture, Vera opts out and Joey runs to New York.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Richard Rodgers
Lyricist: Lorenz Hart
Librettist: John O'Hara

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Shubert Theatre, St. James Theatre
Opening Night: Dec 25, 1940
Total Performances: 374
Original Cast: Vivienne Segal, Gene Kelly, June Havoc, Jack Durant, Leila Ernst, Jean Casto, Van Johnson, Stanley Donen, Tilda Getze
Director: George Abbot
Choreographer: Robert Alton
Producer: George Abbott
Orchestrations: Hans Spialek
Scenic and Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner
Costume Design: John Koenig

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Broadhurst Theatre
Opening Night: Jan 3, 1952
Total Performances: 540
Original Cast: Harold Lang, Vivienne Segal, Helen Gallagher, Lionel Stander, Robert Fortier, Clarke Gordon, T. J. Halligan, Barbara Nichols, Pat Northrop, Elaine Stritch, Jack Waldron
Director: David Alexander
Choreographer: Robert Alton
Producer: Jule Styne and Leonard Key
Musical Director: Max Meth
Orchestrations: Don Walker
Scenic Design: Oliver Smith
Costume Design: Miles White
Lighting Design: Peggy Clark

Broadway Revival
Theatre: City Center
Opening Night: May 29, 1963
Total Performances: 15
Original Cast: Art Barnett, Charles Basile, Emory Bass, George Church, Elaine Dunn, Jack Durant, Bob Fosse, Rita Gardner, Viveca Lindfors, Betty Hyatt Linton, Kay Medford, John D. Seymour, Pat Turner, Lester Wilson
Director: Gus Schirmer
Choreographer: George Martin and Ethel Martin
Producer: New York City Center Light Opera Company
Musical Director: Pembroke Davenport
Scenic Design: Howard Bay
Costume Design: Frank Thompson
Lighting Design: Peggy Clark Broadway Revival
Theatre: Circle in the Square Theatre
Opening Night: Jun 27, 1976
Total Performances: 73
Original Cast: Dixie Carter, Christopher Chadman, Joan Copeland, Janie Sell, Joe Sirola, Austin Colyer, Boni Enten, Ralph Farnworth, Harold Gary
Director: Theodore Mann
Choreographer: Margo Sappington
Producer: Circle in the Square
Musical Director: Scott Oakley
Orchestrations: Michael Gibson
Scenic Design: John J. Moore
Costume Design: Arthur Boccia
Lighting Design: Ron Wallace

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Studio 54
Opening Night: Dec 18, 2008
Total Performances: 85
Original Cast: Stockard Channing, Martha Plimpton, Robert Clohessy, Jenny Fellner, Daniel Marcus, Matthew Risch, Steven Skybell
Director: Joe Mantello
Choreographer: Graciela Daniele
Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company
Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations: Don Sebesky
Scenic Design: Scott Pask
Costume Design: William Ivey Long
Lighting Design: Paul Gallo

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