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257. THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT (LA FOLLE DE CHAILLOT)


Play by Jean Giraudoux, adapted by Maurice Valency


Music: By Albert Hague (mazurka, Act I) and Alexander Haas ('La Belle Polonaise,' Act II), arranged by Alexander Haas.

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Produced and directed by Alfred de Liagre, Jr. Movement direction by George Balanchine (uncredited). Scenery and costumes by Christian Bérard (from the Paris production, 1945). American reproductions of original French costumes executed by Karinska. Lighting by Samuel Leve.

Premiere: December 27, 1948, Belasco Theatre, New York. Conductor: Alexander Haas.

Cast: Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot, Martita Hunt; The Ragpicker, John Carradine; Mme Constance, the Madwoman of Passy, Estelle Winwood; The Prospector, Vladimir Sokoloff; The President, Clarence Derwent; Mlle Gabrielle, the Madwoman of St. Sulpice, Nydia Westman; Mme Josephine, the Madwoman of La Concorde, Doris Rich; The Deaf Mute, Martin Kosleck; and others.

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