Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
Li'l Abner (1956). Musical comedy. Book by Norman Panama
and Melvin Frank
. Based on cartoon characters by Al Capp
. Music by Gene de Paul. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
. Musical Direction and Continuity: Lehman Engel. Vocals by Lehman Engel
. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Ballet Music Arranged by Genevieve Pitot
. Assistant to Mr. Engel: John Passaretti. Choreographed by Michael Kidd. Directed by Michael Kidd
. St. James Theatre: 15 Nov 1956- 12 Jul 1958 (693 performances). Cast: Edie Adams
(as "Daisy Mae") [credited as Edith Adams], Stubby Kaye
(as "Marryin' Sam"), Peter Palmer (as "L'il Abner"), Charlotte Rae
(as "Mammy Yokum"), Howard St. John, William Lanteau
(as "Available Jones"), Joe E. Marks (as "Pappy Yokum"), Julie Newmar
(as "Stupefyin' Jones"), Stanley Simmonds (as "Dr. Rasmussen T. Finsdale"), Carmen Alvarez
(as "Moonbeam McSwine/Wife/Dancer"), Margaret Baxter, Chad Block, Don Braswell, Marc Breaux, Joan Cherof, Pat Creighton, Grover Dale, Lanier Davis (as "President/State Department Man/Colonel/Secretary/Singer"), Lillian D'Honau, Bonnie Evans, Joyce Gladmond, Jan Gunnar, Bern Hoffman
(as "Earthquake McGoon"), Hope Holiday (as "Wife/Singer"), Maureen Hopkins, Jane House, James Hurst (as "Clem Scragg/Radio Commentator/Singer"), James J. Jeffries, Lucky Kargo, Robert Karl, Barbara Klopfer, Mario Lamm, Ralph Linn, Tina Louise
(as "Appassionata Von Climax"), Richard Maitland
(as "Government Man/Dancer"), Jack Matthew, Robert McClure, Anthony Mordente, Reed Morgan, Al Nesor
(as "Evil Eye Fleagle"), Oran Osburn, Tom Panko, Louise Pearl, Christy Peterson, George Reeder, George Ritner, Anthony Saverino, Jeanette Scovotti, Sharon Shore, Ted Thurston, Aldo Ventura, Rebecca Vorno, Robert Weinsko, Deedee Wood. Produced by Norman Panama
, Melvin Frank
and Michael Kidd.
(1968) He and Melvin Frank wrote the book for the musical,"Lil' Abner," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Dagmar, MIchael Beirne and Willi Burke in the cast. James Mitchell was director. Gene DePaul composed the music. Johnny Mercer was lyricist.
(July 1959) He and Melvin Frank wrote the book for the musical, "Li'l Abner," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. The musical based on the cartoon characters by Al Capp. Gene De Paul was composer. Johnny Mercer was lyricist.
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