The Boys From Syracuse

Original Broadway Production (1938)

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Cast Highlights

Singing Policeman
Antipholus of Ephesus
Dromio of Ephesus
Antipholus of Syracuse
Dromio of Syracuse
Duke of Ephesus

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Act One

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  • [Overture .... Orchestra]*
  • Foreword: The Masks .... The Masks
  • I Had Twins .... Sung by Singing Policeman, Another Policeman and Ensemble
  • Dear Old Syracuse .... Sung by Dromio of Syracuse and Antipholus of Syracuse. Danced by Antipholus with Alice Craig, Vivien Moore, Lisa Lede, Claire Wolf and Dancers
  • What Can You Do With a Man? .... Sung by Luce and Dromio of Ephesus
  • Falling in Love .... Sung by Adriana and Ladies
  • Shortest Day of the Year .... Sung by Antipholus of Ephesus, Assistant Courtezan and Policemen. Danced by Courtezan, Secretary and Dancing Policeman
  • This Can't Be Love .... Sung by Luciana and Antipholus of Syracuse
  • Let Antipholus In .... Entire Company

Act Two

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  • [Entr'acte .... Orchestra]*
  • Ladies of the Evening .... Sung by Singing Policeman, Another Policeman, Policemen and Courtezans. Danced by Secretary and Dancing Policeman.
  • He and She .... Sung by Luce and Dromio of Syracuse
  • You Have Cast Your Shadow .... Sung by Luciana and Antipholus of Syracuse
  • Come With Me .... Sung by Singing Policeman, Antipholus of Ephesus, Another Policeman, Angelo and Singers
  • Big Brother .... Sung by Dromio of Ephesus
  • Big Brother: The Ballet .... Danced by Dromio of Syracuse, Antipholus of Syracuse, Little Antipholus, Secretary, Robert Howard (solo dancer), Luce and Dancers
  • Sing for Your Supper .... Sung by Adriana, Luciana, Luce and Ladies. Danced by Courtezan and Ensemble
  • Oh, Diogenes .... Luce. Danced by Dancing Policeman, Courtezan and Ensemble
  • Happy Ending .... Entire Ensemble

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Trivia & History

The closing after 235 performances was attributed in part to the World's Fair in Queens drawing away potential customers for Broadway shows. It was said to have had a terrible effect on the box offices of shows then running on Broadway, and a large number of shows closed while it was open.

Two months earlier, in April, when the Fair opened, it had reduced its ticket prices, as had a number of other Broadway shows, in hopes of attracting visitors in town for the Fair, apparently to insufficient effect.

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