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Musical Comedy in Two Acts and Eleven Scenes

Music And Book: Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Book by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, adapted from the play by John Vaszary. Orchestrations by Hans Spialek.

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Produced by Dwight Deere Wiman. Staged by Joshua Logan. Scenery by Jo Mielziner. Costumes by John Hambleton. Additional [dance] costumes by Alice Halicka. Scenery executed by Turner Scenic Construction Company; costumes executed by Mildred Manning, George Pons, and Eaves Costume Company.

Premiere: May 11, 1938, Shubert Theatre, New York. Conductor: Gene Salzer. (Out-of-town preview: April 14, Shubert Theatre, New Haven.)

Cast: Peter Mueller, Charles Walters; Count Willy Palaffi, Dennis King; Countess Peggy Palaffi, Vivienne Segal; Anna Murphy, Audrey Christie; Angel, Vera Zorina; Harry Mischka Szigetti, Walter Slezak; and others. Premier Danseur, Charles Laskey; 19 Ladies of the Ballet, 10 Gentlemen of the Ballet.
HONEYMOON BALLET (Act I, Scene 4): Vera Zorina, Dennis King, Charles Laskey, corps de ballet: Le Bourget Airport; Night Flight (pas de deux): Zorina, Laskey; The Geneva Zoo; Snow Ballet.
HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE (Act I, Scene 6): Audrey Christie, Charles Walters, ensemble.
ROXY'S MUSIC HALL (Act II, Scene 4): Charlie McCarthy (solo): Walters; Rockettes: Vivienne Segal; Surrealist Ballet: Zorina, Laskey, Slezak, ensemble.

Note: 338 performances, followed by national tour. Zorina's Broadway debut.

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