Gilbert Cates Poster

Other Works

  • Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • Shinbone Alley (1957). Musical. Book by Joe Darion and Mel Brooks. Based on the "archie and mehitabel" stories by Don Marquis. Music by George Kleinsinger. Lyrics by Joe Darion. Music and Choral Direction by Maurice Levine. Music orchestrated by George Kleinsinger. Additional orchestrations by Irwin Kostal. Additional Musical Routines by John Morris. Choreographed by Joe Alexander and Rod Alexander. Production Stage Manager: Morty Halpern. Stage Manager: Julian Barry and Gilbert Cates [earliest Broadway credit]. Production Supervised by Sawyer Falk. Broadway Theatre: 13 Apr 1957- 25 May 1957 (49 performances). Cast: Eddie Bracken (as "archy"), Eartha Kitt (as "mehitabel"), Jacques d'Amboise (as "Frankie/Dancer"), Gwen Harmon (as "Jail Crony/Edie/Lady Bug/Singer"), George S. Irving (as "Big Bill"), Allegra Kent (as "Penny/Dancer"), Ross Martin (as "Broadway") [final Broadway role], Erik Rhodes (as "Tyone T. Tattersal"), Dorothy Aull (as "Ricky/Lady Bug/Singer"), Julian Barry (as "Voice of Newspaperman"), Cathryn Damon (as "Jail Crony/Rusty/Dancer"), Jack Eddleman (as "Harry/Singer"), Don Farnworth (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Gene Gavin (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Carolyn George (as "Dancer"), Harold E. Gordon (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Reri Grist (as "Phyllis/Singer"), Carmen Gutierrez (as "Jail Crony/Gladys/Dancer"), Buzz Halliday (as "Jail Crony/Lady Bug/Singer"), Lillian Hayman (as "Mother/Singer"), Moses LaMarr (as "Butch/Singer"), Bruce MacKay (as "Bartender/Singer"), James Marley (as "Copper" Singer"), Larry Montaigne (as "Blackie"), Albert Popwell (as "Tall Cat/Dancer"), Jack Rains (as "Singer"), Nora Reho (as "Jail Crony/Dancer"), Howard Roberts (as "Buzz/Singer"), Dorothy Scott (as "Dancer"), James Tarbutton (as "Tall Cat/Dancer"), Elizabeth Taylor (as "Jail Crony/Dancer") [not film actress], Claude Thompson (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Elmarie Wendel (as "Jail Crony/Singer"), Myrna White (as "Dancer"), David Winters (as "Shorty/Dancer"). Standbys: Larry Montaigne, Tom Poston (as "archy"), Chita Rivera (as "mehitabel"). Produced by Peter Lawrence.
  • You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running (1967).
  • I Never Sang for My Father (1968). Drama.
  • The Chinese and Dr. Fish (1970).
  • "Solitaire/Double Solitaire" (1971). Both shows directed by Arvin Brown. John Golden Theatre: 30 Sep 1971- 31 Oct 1971 (36 performances + 3 previews that began on 27 Sep 1971). Produced by Gilbert Cates, Roy N. Nevans and Albert J. Schiff.
  • "Voices" (1972). Written by Richard Lortz. Original music by Peggy Stuart Coolidge. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Gilbert Cates. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 3 Apr 1972- 8 Apr 1972 (8 performances + 8 previews that began on 27 Mar 1972). Cast: Julie Harris (as "Claire"), Richard Kiley (as "Robert"), Lisa Essary (as "Jessica"), Scott Firestone (as "John"), Patricia Wheel (as "Mother"). Standbys: Laurie Franks (as "Claire"), Robert Stattel (as "Robert"). Produced by Jerry Schlossberg, Jerry Hammer and Adela Holzer.
  • Tricks of the Trade (1980). Mystery/romance.
  • Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (2003). Comedy.
  • Wishful Drinking (2009).
  • Time Stands Still (2010). Drama.
  • Productions other than Broadway [list likely incomplete]:
  • (September 2002) : Directed "Under the Blue Sky", a play by David Eldridge (Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, California, USA).
  • (May 7 to 29, 1971) He directed Arthur Miller's play, "The Price," at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. E. Webb and V. Dancy were set designers. Louisa Iannotti was costume designer. Ronald Wallace was lighting designer.

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