Production Info

Opening February 2, 1950
Closing: May 27, 1950
Length of Run: 134 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Cast

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Connecticut
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Franz
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Jo Kirkland
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Thad Jennings
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Capt. Aaron Kirkland
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Prudence Kirkland
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Comfort Kirkland
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Betsy
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Col. Mortimer Sherwood
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General George Washington

Musical Numbers

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Act One

  • A Girl With a Flame .... Jo
  • That's What I Told Him Last Night .... Aaron and Girls
  • I Like It Here .... Franz
  • That's My Fella
    • Song .... Jo
    • Dance .... Arthur Partington and Barbara McCutcheon, First Two Couples (Fern Whitney, Maria Harriton, William Inglis, Edmund Balin), Whittler and Girl (Marc West, Annabelle Gold), Deacon (Lou Yetter), Siren (Onna White), Butterfly Catcher (Peter Gennaro) and Girl (Patricia Muller), The Pursued (Robert Josias), Patient One (Shirley Robbins)
  • A Cow and a Plough and a Frau .... Franz
  • Nothin' for Nothin' .... Connecticut
  • He Will Tonight .... Jo and Girls
  • Don't Talk .... Sherwood
  • Plantation in Philadelphia
    • Song .... Jo, Franz, Connecticut, Sherwood and Company
    • Dance .... Boys and Girls
  • You Kissed Me .... Jo

Act Two

  • Don't Talk (Reprise) .... Sherwood
  • I'll Never Learn .... Jo and Franz
  • There Must Be Somethin' Better Than Love .... Connecticut
  • She's Exciting .... Franz
  • Mister Washington! Uncle George .... The Boys and Girls
  • A Cow and a Plough and a Frau (Reprise) .... Jo and Franz

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Trivia & History

The three stars all left before the end of the relatively brief run. The final performance for both Pearl Bailey and Georges Guétary was May 13, 1950 (although it seems possible that Bailey had not performed in the show for at least a few days before that). Nanette Fabray seems to have played her final performance on May 15, although she remained listed in ads for the production through May 20. But according to an item in a New York Times theatre column on Friday, May 19, 1950, Fabray had been missing from the musical since Tuesday of that week. It was reported that she had left on the advice of her physician, and her condition was descibed (in quotation marks) as "run-down." Fabray's understudy, Mary O'Fallon, closed the run.

It had been announced in early May that John Tyers would replace Guétary on June 1. When Guétary left two weeks before that, Larry Douglas took over on what was supposed to be a temporary basis. Douglas was supposed to join Where's Charley? on Friday, May 26, replacing Byron Palmer as Jack Chesney. Tyers was then supposed to take over from Douglas in Arms and the Girl on that date. When Fabray also left and it became clear that the show would close, it seems that Douglas played out the end of the week rather than having Tyers come in for the last two days, although it does seem that playbills with Tyers listed had already been printed and were handed out.

We think that Douglas must have been the understudy for the role, although we have no playbills listing him as understudy. When the production opened, Stephen Douglass was the understudy, but he would open in Carousel in London on June 7 so he must have left by early May (if not earlier).

Dolores Martin succeeded Bailey when she left.

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Production Info

Opening February 2, 1950
Closing: May 27, 1950
Length of Run: 134 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

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