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(1953) Stage: Co-wrote additional music / lyrics for "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" on Broadway. Musical revue. Music / lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Additional music by Michael Grace, Joseph McCarthy, Henry Sullivan, John Rox, Bart Howard and Harry Belafonte. Sketches by Jean Kerr, Sumner Locke Elliott, Arthur Macrae, Herbert Farjeon, Lauri Wylie and Billy K. Wells. Additional lyrics by Michael Grace, Joseph McCarthy, Henry Sullivan, John Rox, Bart Howard and Harry Belafonte. Musical Director / Vocal Arrangements by Buster Davis. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal. Dance arrangements by Gerald Alters. Assistant to Mr. Davis: David Sackson. Dances and Musical Numbers staged by Donald Saddler. Production staged by John Murray Anderson. Directed by Cyril Ritchard. Imperial Theatre: 10 Dec 1953-26 Jun 1954 (229 performances). Cast: Harry Belafonte (as "Singer"), Polly Bergen (as "Meg"), Billy De Wolfe (as "David" / "Mrs. B." / "Laurie" / "Cornelius" / "The Butler"), Hermione Gingold (as "Miss Reingold" / "The Cellist" / "Mrs. A." / "Singer (of "Which Witch?")" / "The Lady" / "Bobo"), Orson Bean (as "Mike Hammer" / "The New Manager" / "Singer"), Jimmy Albright (as "Butler" / "Pierrot Ensemble" / "Guest at Ball"), Lee Becker (as "Train Bearer" / "Pierrot Ensemble" / "Singer"), Hank Brunjes (as "Pierrot Ensemble" / "Bridegroom" / "Singer"), Carleton Carpenter (as "Harlequin" / "The Pierrot of 1953" / "Man" / "The Song Plugger" / "Singer" / "Dancer"), Ronald Cecill (as "Pierrot Ensemble" / "Bridegroom" / "Butler"), Deane Crane, Nanci Crompton, Imelda De Martin, Elaine Dunn (as "The Pierrot of 1953" / "Jo" / "Singer" / "Dancer"; Broadway debut), Dorothy Dushock, Jay Harnick (as "Bridegroom" / "Chrous" / "The Man in the Box" / "Sedan Chair Bearer" / "Singer"), Colleen Hutchins, James Jewell, Larry Kert, Bob Kole, Gerard Leavitt, Celia Lipton, Greb Lober, Tina Louise (as "Queen" / "Chorus" / "Guest at Ball" / "Lady"), Ralph McWilliams, Kay Medford (as Pierrette Ensemble" / "Marmee" / "First Secretary" / "Fifi"), Jacqueline Mickles (as "Queen" / "Chorus" / "The Autumn Bride" / "Lady"), Harry Mimmo, Illona Murai, Margot Myers, Gwen Neilson, George Reeder (as "Bridegroom" / "Guest at the Ball" / "Dancer"), Siri (as "Chorus" / "Guest at the Ball" / "The Summer Bride"), Gloria Smith, Millard Thomas (as "Guitarist"), Kenneth Urmston, Monique van Vooren, Toni Wheelis. Understudies: Imelda De Martin, Kenneth Harvey, Larry Kert, Gwen Neilson, Alice Pearce, Toni Wheelis. Produced by Michael Grace, Stanley Gilkey and Harry Rigby.

(1962) Stage: Wrote music for "Little Me" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Material adaptation by Neil Simon. Based on the novel by Patrick Dennis. Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns. Dance arrangements by Fred Werner. Vocal arrangements by Clay Warnick. Musical Director: Charles Sanford. Choreographed and co-directed by Bob Fosse. Co-directed by Cy Feuer. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 17 Nov 1962-27 Jun 1963 (257 performances + 3 previews that began on 15 Nov 1962). Cast: Sid Caesar, Nancy Andrews, Virginia Martin, John Anania, Ken Ayers, Barbara Beck, Margery Beddow, Burt Bier, Gretchen Cryer, Nancy Cushman, Mickey Deems, Joey Faye, Eddie Gasper, Gene Gavin, Marcia Gilford, David Gold, Harris Hawkins, Reby Howells, Marc Jordan, James Kirby, Mort Marshall, Else Olufsen, Odette Phillips, Michael Quinn, Dounia Rathbone, Adnia Rice, James Senn, Barbara Sharma, John Sharpe, Michael Smuin, Sandra Stahl, Lory Stark, Michel Stuart, Swen Swenson, Peter Turgeon, Renata Vaselle. Standbys: Mickey Deems, Evelyn Page. Understudies: Ken Ayers, Burt Bier, David Gold, Marc Jordan, Sandra Stahl. Replacement actors during run: Barbara Beck, Carolyn Kemp. Produced by Feuer & Martin.

(1991) Stage: Wrote "On the Twentieth Century," performed at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, Illinois, with Paula Scrofano in the cast.

(1992) Stage: Wrote "Barnum," performed at the Pegasus Players Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, with Dan Sticco as musical director.

(1994) Stage: Wrote (w/David Zippel) "The City of Angels," performed at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, Illinois. Tom Sivak was musical director and Gary Griffin was director.

(2008) Stage: Wrote (w/Ira Gasman) "The Life". Musical. Performed at the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, Illinois, with Bethany Thomas and Tawny Newsome in the cast. The crew included Brenda Didier (choreographer) and Jon Steinhagen (musical director).

(2008) Stage: Wrote music for "Sweet Charity". Musical. Performed at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, Illinois, with Summer Naomi Smart in the cast. The crew included Jim Corti (director), Jesse Klug (lighting designer), and Mitzi Hamilton (choreographer).

(1957) Stage: Wrote original music / Musical Director for "Compulsion". Drama. Dramatization (Producer's Version) by Meyer Levin. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Costume Design by John Boxer. Lighting Design by Charles Elson. Directed by Alex Segal. Ambassador Theatre: 24 Oct 1957-22 Feb 1958 (140 performances). Cast: Roddy McDowall (as "Artie Straus"), Dean Stockwell (as "Judd Steiner [1924]"), Howard Da Silva (as "Horn, The Prosecuting Attorney"), Ben Astar (as "Charles Kessler" / "Dr. Allman"), Ina Balin (as "Ruth Goldenberg"), Helen Baron (as "Sandra Mannheimer"), Julian Barry (as "Willie Weiss"), James Bender (as "Tom Daly, A Reporter"), Joseph Beruh (as "A Prison Guard" / "A Drugstore Clerk" / "A Waiter" / "Danny Mines, A Reporter"), Michael Constantine (as "Al, Owner of a Speakeasy" / "Jonathan Wilk, The Defense Attorney"), Joan Croydon (as "Mrs. Straus "), Edward Cullen (as "Judge Matthewson"), Roger De Koven (as "Ferdinand Feldscher "), Reynolds Evans (as "Dr. Stauffer"), Chris Gampel (as "Judd Steiner [today]" / "Emil, The Steiners' Chauffeur"), Stefan Gierasch (as "Max Steiner"), Gerald Gordon (as "Sid Silver [today]" / "Sid Silver [1924]), Mark Gordon (as "A Bartender" / "Prison Guard"), Lloyd Gough (as "Dr. McNarry"), Michael Gough (as "Dr. Ball"), James Greene (as "Mr. Farmer" / "Dr. Vincenti"), Ted Gunther (as "Swasey, A Detective"), Earl Hammond (as "James Straus"), Muriel Higgins (as "First Girl"), Bernard Lenrow (as "Judah Steiner Jr."), Barbara Loden (as "Myra Seligman"), John Marley (as "Mike Prager" / "Another Reporter"), Barbara Miners (as "Third Girl"), Gina Petrushka (as "Elsie Kessler"), Suzanne Pleshette (as "Fourth Girl"), James Ray (as "Lyman" / "A Third Reporter" / "Raphael Goetz"), Dorothy Raymond (as "A Medium" / "Aunt Bertha"), Patricia Roe (as "A Girl on the Telephone" / "Second Girl"), Luchino Solito de Solis (as "Billy Straus"), Paul Stevens (as "Padua, Assistant to the Prosecutor"), D.J. Sullivan (as "Milt Lewis"), Elliot Sullivan (as "McNamara, A Detective"), Maybelle Wright (as "Peg Sweet" / "A Newspaper Woman"), Ben Yaffee (as "Oliver Steger"). Produced by Michael Myerberg. Produced in association with Len S. Gruenberg. NOTE: (1) This was a thinly veiled dramatization of the infamous Leopold-Leob murder. (2) Filmed as Compulsion (1959).

(1967) Stage: Wrote (w/Neil Simon) "Sweet Charity," performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England, with Juliet Prowse in the cast. Bob Fosse was director.

(1968) Stage: Wrote (w/Neil Simon) "Sweet Charity," performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England, with Gretchen Wyler, Rod McLennan, John Keston, Paula Kelly and Josephine Blake in the cast. Bob Fosse was director.

(1977) Stage: Wrote "I Love My Wife," performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England, with Richard Beckinsale, Liz Robertson, Ben Cross and Deborah Fallender in the cast. Gene Saks was director.

(1980) Stage: Wrote (w/Betty Comden, Adolph Green_ the musical "On the Twentieth Century," performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England, with Keith Michell, Julia McKenzie, Mark Wynter and Ann Beach in the cast. Peter Coe was director.

(6/81) Stage: Wrote musical "Barnum," performed at the London Palladium in London, England, with Michael Crawford, Deborah Grant and William C. Witter in the cast. Peter Coe was director.

(1/83) Stage: Wrote "Barnum," performed at the London Palladium in London, England, with Michael Crawford, Lisa Westcott, William C. Witter, Sarah Payne, Jennie McGustie and Kim Smith in the cast. Peter Coe was director.

(5/84) Stage: Wrote "Little Me," performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England, with Russ Abbot, Sheila White, Lynda Baron and Tudor Davies in the cast.

(1966) Stage: Wrote music for "Sweet Charity" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Book by Neil Simon. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Based on the screenplay "Nights of Cabiria" by Federico Fellini. Musical Director / Dance arrangements by Fred Werner. Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns. Scenic Design by Robert Randolph. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Choreographed / Directed by Bob Fosse. Palace Theatre: 29 Jan 1966-15 Jul 1967 (608 performances + 10 previews that began on 18 Jan 1966). Cast: Gwen Verdon (as "Charity"), Ruth Buzzi (as "Woman with Hat" / "Receptionist" / "Good Fairy"), Elaine Cancilla (as "Married Couple 'woman'" / "Old Maid" / "Ensemble"), Suzanne Charny (as "Ensemble"), Michael Davis (as "Dark Glasses" / "Mike" / "Ensemble"), Betsy Dickerson (as "Ensemble"), Kathryn Doby (as "Ensemble"), Alice Evans (as "Ensemble"), Gene Foote (as "Ice Cream Vendor" / "Ensemble"), Helen Gallagher (as "Nickie"), Eddie Gasper (as "Ballplayer" / "Brother Eddie" / Ensemble"), David Gold (as "Second Cop" / "Barney" / "Ensemble"), Patrick Heim (as "Ensemble"), I.W. Klein (as "Doorman" / "Ensemble"), Mary Louise (as "Ensemble"), James Luisi (as "Vittorio Vidal"), John McMartin (as "Oscar"), Carmen Morales (as "Carmen" / "Ensemble"), Thelma Oliver (as "Helene"), Harold Pierson (as "Ballplayer" / "Brother Harold" / "Policeman" / "Ensemble"), Lee Roy Reams (as "Young Spanish Man" / "Ensemble"), Sharon Ritchie (as "Ursula"), Charlene Ryan (as "Ensemble"), Barbara Sharma (as "Career Girl" / "Rosie"), John Sharpe (as "Football Player" / "Ensemble"), Arnold Soboloff (as "Daddy Johann" / "Sebastian Brubeck"), Christine Stewart (as "Ensemble"), John Stratton (as "Bystander" / "Waiter"), Bud Vest (as "Married Couple man" / "Manfred" / "Ensemble"), John Wheeler (as "First Cop" / "Herman"). Understudies: Elaine Cancilla (as "Nickie"), Suzanne Charny (as "Career Girl" / "Rosie"), Michael Davis (as "Vittorio Vidal"), Helen Gallagher (as "Charity"), Charlene Ryan (as "Ursula"), Barbara Sharma (as "Helene"), John Stratton (as "Oscar"). Replacement actors: Ray Chabeau (as "Ensemble" / "Football Player" / "Brother Ray"), Michael Davis (as "Man with Dog"), Frank DeSal (as "Ensemble"), Alice Evans (as "Good Fairy" / "Receptionist" / "Woman with Hat"), Ronn Forella (as "Ensemble" / "Ice Cream Vendor"), Helen Gallagher (as "Charity"), Mickey Gunnersen (as "Ensemble"), Curtis Hood (as "Ballplayer" / "Ensemble"), Carolyn Kirsch (as "Ensemble" / "Rosie"), Lynn Gay Lorino (as "Ensemble" / "Shopper"), Annie McGreevey (as "Ensemble"; Broadway debut), Dennis Nahat (as "Ensemble" / "Young Spanish Man"), Louise Quick (as "Ensemble"), Ilona Simon (as "Ensemble"), Michael Vita (as "Ensemble" / "Manfred" / "Married Couple 'Man'"), Marie Wallace (as "Ursula") [from 14 Feb 1966-?]. Understudies: David Gold (as "Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck"), Lynn Gay Lorino (as "Ursula"), Louise Quick (as "Rosie"), Charlene Ryan (as "Helene"), Michael Vita (as "Vittorio Vidal"). Produced by Fryer, Carr & Harris Inc. Associate Producer: John Bowab. NOTE: Filmed as Sweet Charity (1969).

(1978) Stage: Wrote musical (w/Betty Comden, Adolph Green): "On the Twentieth Century".

(1960) Stage: Wrote music for "Wildcat", produced on Broadway. Musical comedy. Book by N. Richard Nash. Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Musical Director / Dance and vocal arrangements by John Morris. Music arranged / orchestrated by Robert Ginzler and Sid Ramin. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Costume Design by Alvin Colt. Lighting Design by Charles Elson. Hair Design by Ronald De Mann. Directed / choreographed by Michael Kidd. Alvin Theatre: 16 Dec 1960-3 Jun 1961 (171 performances + 2 preview performances). Cast: Lucille Ball (as "Wildcat Jackson"), Keith Andes (as "Joe Dynamite"), Paula Stewart (as "Jane Jackson"), Ken Ayers, Robert Bakanic, Barbara Beck, Charles Braswell (as "Matt"), Clifford David, Mel Davidson, Howard Fischer, H.F. Green, Lee Green, Penny Ann Green, Valerie Harper (as "Dancer"), Edith King (as "Countess Emily O'Brien"), Lucia Lambert, Al Lanti, Ronald Lee, Jan Leighton, Urylee Leonardos, Bill Linton, Jacqueline Maria, Ray Mason, Wendy Nickerson, Virginia Oswald, Frank Pietri, Bill Richards, Anthony Saverino, John Sharpe, Jeanne Steel, Swen Swenson, Gerald Teijelo, Don Tomkins, Gene Varrone (as "Singer"), Marsha Wagner, Bill Walker. Produced by Michael Kidd and N. Richard Nash.

(1964) Single: "Denver's Theme" / "Jack's Theme" (Ava Records)

(2012-2013 Season) His musical, "Barnum," was performed at Mercury Theater Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Carol J. Blanchard was costume designer.

(2012-2013 Season) His musical, "Sweet Charity," was performed at the Writers' Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Michael Halberstam was director.

(1990) His musical, "City of Angels," was performed at the Virginia Theatre in New York City, New York with James Naughton and Greg Edelman in the cast.

(1993) His musical, "City of Angels, " was performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, England with Roger Allam, Henry Goodman, Martin Smith, Haydn Gwynne, Susannah Fellows, and Fiona Hendley in the cast. Michael Blakemore was director.

(1997) Gasman and his musical, "The Life," was performed at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Pamela Isaacs, Kevin Ramsey, Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, Bellamy Young, Vernel Bagernis, Rich Hebert, Gordon Joseph Weiss, and Michael Brian in the cast. Michael Blakemore was director.


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