Klea Blackhurst
 

MERMAN in the 40s

 
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Panama Hattie

46th Street Theatre  |  501 Performances
Opening Night October 30, 1940

 

Produced by

B.G. DeSylva 

 
 
 

 

MUSIC & Lyrics BY

Cole Porter

Book by

Herbert Fields & B.G. DeSylva 

 

Directed by

Edgar MacGregor

Dances by

Robert Alton

Settings & costumes by

Raoul Pene Du Bois

 

 
 

The cast includes

James Dunn, Joan Carroll, Phyllis Brooks, Betty Hutton, Arthur Treacher, Pat Harrigan and Rags Ragland

 
 

Merman Introduces

“Visit Panama” • “My Mother Would Love You” • “I’ve Still Got My Health” •
“Let’s Be Buddies” • “I’m Throwin’ a Ball Tonight” •
“Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please”

 
 
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Annie Get Your Gun

Imperial Theatre  |  1,147 Performances
Opening Night May 16, 1946

 

Produced by

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

 
 
 

 

MUSIC & Lyrics BY

Irving Berlin

Book by

Herbert and Dorothy Fields

 

Directed by

Josh Logan

Dances by

Helen Tamiris

Scenery by

Jo Mielziner

costumes by

Lucinda Ballard 

 

 
 

The cast includes

Ray Middleton, William O’Neal, George Lipton, Marty May and Harry Bellaver

 
 

Merman Introduces

“Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly” • “You Can’t Get A Man With a Gun” •
“There’s No Business Like Show Business” • “They Say It’s Wonderful” •
“Moonshine Lullaby” • “I’m an Indian Too” • “I Got Lost in His Arms” •
“I Got the Sun In the Morning” • “Anything You Can Do”