Produced "See My Lawyer" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Written by Richard Maibaum
[final Broadway credit] and Harry Clork
. Scenic Design by Cirker & Robbins. Directed by Ezra Hunt. Biltmore Theatre: 27 Sep 1939-6 Apr 1940 (224 performances). Cast: Carroll Ashburn
, Ralph Bell
, Milton Berle
(as "Arthur Lee"), Robert Griffith,
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I remember, I have a picture of them (Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) sitting at a table for two, near a window, and I sent over word, "Go ahead, come join us now," and the word came back, never mind, they were already seated, they would stay there. And they stayed there for the rest of the run. It was really love at first sight.
Won 11 Tony Awards, second only to his protégé Harold Prince
's unprecedented 20-win record. Abbott's wins: in 1955, with collaborator Richard Bissell
, as Best Authors (Musical) and as co-author of the book of the Best Musical winner "The Pajama Game"; in 1956, with collaborator Douglass Wallop
, as Best Authors (Musical) and as co-author of the book of the Best Musical winner "Damn Yankees!"; in ...