Redhead

Original Broadway Production (1959)

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Director and Choreographer

Cast Highlights

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Maude Simpson
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Sarah Simpson
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May
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Essie Whimple
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Inspector White
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Howard Cavanaugh
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George Poppett
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Tom Baxter
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Sir Charles Willingham
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Jailer

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Musical Numbers


Act One

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  • [Overture .... Orchestra]*
  • The Simpson Sisters .... Singers and Dancers
  • The Right Finger of My Left Hand .... Essie
  • Just for Once .... Essie, Tom and George
  • Merely Marvelous .... Essie
  • The Uncle Sam Rag .... George, Singers and Dancers
  • Erbie Fitch's Twitch .... Essie
  • She's Not Enough Woman for Me .... Tom and George
  • Behave Yourself .... Essie, Maude, Sarah and Tom
  • Look Who's in Love .... Essie and Tom
  • My Girl Is Just Enough Woman for Me .... Tom and Passersby
  • Essie's Vision .... Essie and Her Dream People
  • Two Faces in the Dark .... Essie, The Tenor, Singers and Dancers

Act Two

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  • I'm Back in Circulation .... Tom
  • We Loves Ya, Jimey .... Essie, May, Tilly and Clientele of the Green Dragon
  • Pick-Pocket Tango .... Essie and Jailer
  • Look Who's in Love (Reprise) .... Tom
  • Finale .... Essie, Tom and Company

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These song lists document any changes that the production went through aside from the opening night song list.

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Trivia & History

After opening night, the order of the characters in the playbill's "Cast (In order of appearance)" list was changed. In addition, a character designated as Street Customer, played by Elizabeth Kerr, was added to the cast list after the opening. This character was in the cast list by the week of March 30, 1959.

Here is the order or characters as listed in a playbill from February 7, 1959 (two days after opening night):

  • Ruth LaRue
  • Maude Simpson
  • Sarah Simpson
  • May 
  • Tilly
  • Essie Whimple
  • Inspector White
  • Howard Cavanaugh
  • George Poppett
  • Tom Baxter
  • Alfy, Stage Doorman
  • SIr Charles Willingham
  • The Tenor
  • Inez, the Blonde
  • Jailer

A playbill from the week of March 30, 1959, lists the characters in this order:

  • Ruth LaRue
  • Howard Cavanaugh
  • Maude Simpson
  • Sarah Simpson
  • George Poppett
  • Inspector White
  • Essie Whimple
  • Tom Baxter
  • May
  • Tilly
  • Alfy, Stage Doorman
  • SIr Charles Willingham
  • The Tenor
  • Inez, the Blonde
  • Street Customer
  • Jailer

There were other changes in the playbill between February 7 and March 30. The earlier playbill has this statement in a line above the list of understudies: "The role of Essie, in the event of Miss Verdon's absence, will be played by Allyn McLerie." In the list of understudies, there is no second understudy for the role of Essie. Also, no standby or understudy is listed anywhere for the role of Tom Baxter, played by Richard Kiley.

In the playbill from the week of March 30, there is this statement, placed on its own line, under the line about Allyn McLerie and above the list of understudies: "The role of Tom, in the event of Mr. Kiley's absence, will be played by Jerry LaZarre."

In addition, in the separate list of understudies below those two lines, the first understudy assignment listed is designated as "Essie (second understudy)," with Patti Karr listed as the understudy.

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