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Call Me Madam

Imperial Theatre  |  644 Performances
Opening Night October 12, 1950

 

Produced by

Leland Hayward 

 
 
 

 

MUSIC & Lyrics BY

Irving Berlin

Book by

Howard Lindsay &  Russel Crouse

 

Directed by

George Abbott

Dances & Musical Numbers Staged by

Jerome Robbins

Settings & costumes by

Raoul Pene Du Bois

Miss Merman’s Dresses by

Mainbocher

 

 
 

The cast includes

Paul Lukas, Russel Nype, Pat Harrington, Galina Talva and Dody Goodman

 
 

Merman Introduces

“The Hostess with the Mostes’ on the Ball” • “Washington Square Dance” • “Can You Use Any Money Today” • “Marrying For Love” • “The Best Thing For You Would Be Me” • “Something to Dance About” • “You’re Just In Love"

 
 
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Happy Hunting

Majestic Theatre  |  412 Performances
Opening Night December 6, 1956

 

Produced by

Jo Mielziner

 
 
 

 

Lyrics BY

Matt Dubey

music by

Harold Karr

Book by

Howard Lindsay &  Russel Crouse

 

Directed by

Abe Burrows

choreography by

Alex Romero & Bob Herget 

Scenery design by

Jo Mielziner

costume design

Irene Sharaff

 

 
 

The cast includes

Fernando Lamas, Virginia Gibson, Gordon Polk, Olive Templeton, Seth Riggs Jack Dabdoub, George Martin and Estelle Parsons in her Broadway debut

 
 

Merman Introduces

“Gee, But It’s Good To Be Here” • “Mutual Admiration Society” • “Mr. Livingstone” • “This is What I Call Love” • “A New Fangled Tango” • “The Game of Love” • “Happy Hunting” • “I’m a Funny Dame” • “Just Another Guy”
(Shortly after opening Merman has “The Game of Love” and “This is What I Call Love” replaced with “Just a Moment Ago” with “I’m Old Enough To Know Better” both by dear friend, Roger Edens.)

 
 
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Gypsy

Broadway Theatre  |  702 Performances
Opening Night May 21, 1959

 

Produced by

David Merrick and Leland Hayward

 
 
 

 

Book by

Arthur Laurents

Lyrics BY

Stephen Sondheim

Music by

Jule Styne

 

Directed & choreographed by

Jerome Robbins

Settings & Lighting by

Jo Meilziner 

costumes by

Raoul Pene Du Bois

 

 
 

The cast includes

Jack Klugman, Sandra Church, Lane Bradbury, Mort Marshall, Maria Karnilova, Faith Dane and Chotzi Foley

 
 

Merman Introduces

 

“Some People” • “Small World” • “Mr. Goldstone, I Love You” • “You’ll Never Get Away From Me” • “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” • “Together Wherever We Go” • “Rose’s Turn”

 
 
 
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Annie Get Your Gun Revival

New York State Theatre  |  78 Performances
Opening Night May 31, 1966
(moved to the Broadway Theater on September 28, 1966)

 

Produced by

The Music Theatre of Lincoln Center

 
 
 

 

MUSIC & Lyrics BY

Irving Berlin

Book by

Herbert and Dorothy Fields

 

Directed by

Jack Sydow

choreography by

Danny Daniels

Scenery by

Paul McGuire

costumes by

Frank Thompson

 

 
 

The cast includes

Ronn Carroll, Jerry Orbach, Bruce Yarnell, Benay Venuta, Jack Dabdoub and Harry Bellaver (the original Chief Sitting Bull reprises his role!)

 
 

Merman and Bruce Yarnell introduce

“Old Fashioned Wedding,” a brand new counterpoint song that creates the same kind of show stopping excitement as Call Me Madam’s “You’re Just In Love.”

 
 
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Hello Dolly!

St. James Theatre  |  2,844 Performances
Opening Night January 16, 1964
Merman’s Opening Night March 28, 1970

 

Produced by

David Merrick

 
 
 

 

MUSIC & Lyrics BY

Jerry Herman

Book by

Michael Stewart

 

Scenery by

Oliver Smith

staged & choreography by

Lucia Victor

(after the original Gower Champion staging and choreography)

costumes by

Freddy Wittop

 

 
 

The cast includes

Jack Goode, Marcia Lewis, Russell Nype, Danny Lockin, June Helmers, Georgia Engel, David Gary and Patricia Cope

 
 

Merman introduces

“World, Take Me Back” & “Love, Look in My Window”