(1947) Stage: Wrote (w/Jule Styne
) music / lyrics to "High Button Shoes", produced on Broadway
. Musical comedy. Book by Stephen Longstreet
, based on his "The Sisters Liked Them Handsome". Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot
. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang
. Vocal arrangements by Bob Martin. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
. Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
. Directed by George Abbott
. New Century Theater (moved to The Shubert Theatre from 22 Dec 1947-18 Oct 1948, then moved to The Broadway
Theatre from 18 Oct 1948-close): 9 Oct 1947-2 Jul 1949 (727 performances). Cast: Mark Dawson, Lois Lee, Jack McCauley, Nancy Babcock, Jean Marie Caples, Vincent Carbone, Gloria Casper, Raul Celada, Leonard Claret, Clay Clement
(as "Gen. Longstreet"), Edward Cole, Carole Coleman, Ray Cook, Erno Czako, William David, Evans Davis, John Dennis
, Jacqueline Dodge, Nanette Fabray
(as "Sara Longstreet"), Joey Faye
(as "Mr. Pontdue"), 'Nathaniel Frey' (qv(, Helen Gallagher
(as "Nancy"), Estelle Gardner, Margaret Gavan, Evelyn Giles, Tom Glennon, Paul Godkin, Virginia Gorski, June Graham, Donald Harris, Ronnie Hartman, Neil Harwood, Edward Hayes, Fred Hearn, Betty Hyatt, Christine Karner, Dorothy Karrol, Ray Kirchner, Elena Lane, Sondra Lee, Howard Lenters, Kay Lewis, Louisa Lewis, Fay Moore, Tommy Morton, Ben Murphy, Hannah O'Leary, Arthur Partington
(as "A Boy at the Picnic"/ "Corps de Ballet" / "A Boy at the Picnic" / "Corps de Ballet" / "Audrey Peters" / "William Pierson"), Phil Silvers
(as "Harrison Floy"), Gloria Smith, Kenneth Spaulding, Johnny Stewart, Toni Stuart, William Sumner, Roy Tobias, Eleonore Treiber, Don Weissmuller, Helene Whitney. Produced by Monte Proser and Joseph Kipness.
(1965) Stage: Wrote lyrics for "Skyscraper", produced on Broadway
. Musical comedy. Book by Peter Stone
. Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
. Based on "Dream Girl" by Elmer Rice
. Musical Director: John Lesko. Music orchestrated by Fred Werner. Dance arrangements by Marvin Laird. Choreographed by Michael Kidd
. Directed by Cy Feuer
. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 13 Nov 1965-11 Jun 1965 (248 performances + 22 previews that began on 20 Oct 1965). Cast: Julie Harris
(as "Georgina"), Peter Marshall
(as "Timothy Bushman"), Charles Nelson Reilly
(as "Roger Summerhill"), Donald Burr (as "Mr. Allerton"), Nancy Cushman (as "Mrs. Allerton"), Rex Everhart (as "Stanley"), Dick O'Neill
(as "Herbert Bushman"), Lesley Stewart (as "Charlotte"), John Anania (as "The Waiter" / "Singer"), Ken Ayers (as "Cab Driver" / "Singer"), Barbara Beck (as "Dancer"), Eeanor Bergquist (as "Singer"), Burt Bier (as "Mayor" / "Auctioneer" / "Singer"), Walter P. Brown (as "Jazz Musician" / "Singer"), Trudy Carson (as "Dancer"), Ray Chabeau (as "Dancer"), Pola Chapelle (as "Paola"; appeared in film sequence only), Marilyn Charles (as "Dancer"), Georgia Creighton (as "Woman Customer" / "Singer"), Ceil Delli (as "Second Woman Customer" / "Singer"), Suzanne France (as "Dancer"), Gene Gavin (as "Dancer"), Ellen Graff (as "Dancer"), Christian Grey (as "Photographer" / "Singer"), Curtis Hood (as "Dancer"), Lauren Jones (as "Dancer"), Gene Kelton (as "Dancer"), Maryann Kerrick (as "Singer"), Ray Kirchner (as "Dancer"), Richard Korthaze (as "Doctor" / "Dancer"), Darrell Notara (as "Dancer"), Randy Phillips (as "Singer"), Renata Powers (as "Dancer"), Casper Roos
(as "Singer"), Paul Sorvino
(as "Francesco"; appeared in film sequence only), Bill Starr (as "Dancer"), Kent Thomas (as "Dancer"). Produced by Cy Feuer & Ernest H. Martin. NOTE: Jimnmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn were nominated for Tony Award
(1974) Stage: Wrote lyrics for "Words and Music", produced on Broadway
. Musical revue.
(1982) Wrote (w/Allen Byrnes) new Englishp-language lyrics for the musical anime film The Wizard of Oz
(1962) Stage: Wrote (w/James Van Heusen
) title song for "Come on Strong", produced on Broadway
. Written by Garson Kanin
. Morosco Theatre: 4 Oct 1962-3 Nov 1962 (36 performances + 2 previews that began on 3 Oct 1962). Cast: Carroll Baker
(as "Virginia Karger"), Van Johnson
(as "Herbert H. Lundquist"), Chad Block (as "Calvin C. Lundquist, The Indian Delegate's Aide"), Leo Bloom
(as "Mr. Maghakian" / "Henry, The Indian Delegate"), True Ellison (as "Sue Stewart"), Shanton Granger (as "Sam Dill" / "The Columnist"), Otto Hulett
(as "Blake Tremaine"; final Broadway
role), Patti Karr (as "Lucy McPherson, The Indian Delegate's Press Representative"), John Law (as "Tod Ranger"), Marcia Levant (as "Mara Ricci" / "Miss Richter"), Peter Levin
(as "Seymour Riker" / "Benny"), Warren Lyons (as "Rex Ewing" / "Mr. Rand"), Richard Roat
(as "Marty Reud" / "Mr. Fellowes"), Steve Roland (as "Mike Amidon"), Donna Sanders (as "Maggie Chase" / "Miss Ort"), Rufus Smith (as "Arthur Murchison"), Nancy Van Rijn (as "Drina Lang, A Photographer"), Bill Weston (as "Jim Sibley/Antonio"). Produced by Hillard Elkins and Al Goldin.
(1980) Stage: Wrote (w/Albert Marre
) the musical "An April Song", performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Glynis Johns
and Sam Tsoutsouvas
in the cast.
(1967) Stage: Wrote music / lyrics for "Walking Happy" on Broadway
. NOTE: Cahn was nominated for Tony Award
s for Best Lyricist and Best Composer.
(October 9, 1947) Jule Styne and his musical, "HIgh Button Shoes," was performed at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre in New York City and ran for 727 performances.
(May 9, 1949) His musical, "High Button Shoes," was performed at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Eddie Foy Jr., Audrey Meadows, Jack Whiting, Marty Barrett, Ellen Hanley, Harry Fleer, Kevin Joe Johnson, Andy Sanders, Lynn Joelson, Alice Rager, Stanley Simmonds, Donald Hill, Ed Preston, Sidney Bassler, Ralph Linn, Juanita Trilling, Rozsika Sabo, George Spelvin, and Donald Green in the cast. Jule Style wrote the music and lyrics. Stephen Longstreet wrote the book. Oliver Smith was set designer. Miles White was costume designer. Jerome Robbins was choreographer. George Abbott was director. Monte Proser and Joseph Kipness were producers.
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