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183. THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE


Musical Comedy in Two Acts and Nine Scenes


Music And Book: Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Book by George Abbott, based on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. Orchestrations by Hans Spialek.

Choreography: By George Balanchine. Assistants to Mr. Balanchine: David Jones and Duke McHale.

Production: Produced and directed by George Abbott. Scenery and lighting by Jo Mielziner. Costumes by Irene Sharaff. Scenery built by T. B. McDonald Construction Company and painted by Studio Alliance; costumes executed by Helene Pons.

Premiere: November 23, 1938, Alvin Theatre, New York. Conductor: Harry Levant. (Out-of-town preview: November 3, Shubert Theatre, New Haven.)

Cast: Antipholus of Ephesus, Ronald Graham; Dromio of Ephesus, Teddy Hart; Antipholus of Syracuse, Eddie Albert; Dromio of Syracuse, Jimmy Savo; Luce, Wynn Murray; Adriana, Muriel Angelus; Luciana, Marcy Wescott; Dancing Policeman, George Church; Courtezan, Betty Bruce; Secretary to Courtezan, Heidi Vosseler; and others. Dancers: 17 women, 11 men.
DEAR OLD SYRACUSE (Act I, Scene 1): Eddie Albert, Alice Craig, Vivien Moore, Lita Lede, dancers.
SHORTEST DAY OF THE YEAR (Act I, Scene 3): Betty Bruce, Heidi Vosseler, George Church.
LADIES OF THE EVENING (Act II, Scene 1): Vosseler, Church.
THE BALLET (Act II, Scene 2): Jimmy Savo, Albert, Buddy Douglas, Vosseler, Robert Howard, Wynn Murray, dancers.
SING FOR YOUR SUPPER (Act II, Scene 3): Bruce, ensemble.
OH, DIOGENES (Act II, Scene 4): Church, Bruce, ensemble.

Note: 235 performances.

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