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Original Broadway Production (1963)

Production Info

Previews: March 19, 1963 (36 prev.)
Opening April 19, 1963
Closing: May 25, 1963
Length of Run: 43 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Director (uncredited)
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Choreographer (uncredited)

Cast

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Sally Hopwinder
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Sue Ann
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Harley
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Nadir of D'hum
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Shim
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Iram
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Gabriel Snapper
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Sumner Tubb, Sr.
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Allison Kent
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Anderson

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Don't Laugh .... Sally
  • Don't Laugh (Reprise) .... Sally and Peace Corps
  • Welcome .... D'humians
  • Welcome Dance .... Iram, Vernon, Rami
  • This Little Yankee .... Gabriel Snapper
  • Smiles .... Sally, Deva and Men's Ensemble
  • A Little Trouble .... Sally Hopwinder, Shim, Nadir of D'hum and D'humians
  • You'd Like Nebraska .... Vernon and Iram
  • Hey, Love .... Sally
  • I Had Two Dregs .... Sally, Shim,Tubb Sr., D'humians
  • Rich, Rich, Rich .... The Nadir, Sue Ann, Peace Corps, D'humians

Act Two

  • That's Good—That's Bad .... Sally 
  • Iram and the Royal D'humian Dancers .... Iram
  • I Think the World of You .... Sue Ann and Shim
  • Gabie .... Sally 
  • A Matter of Time .... Gabriel and Sally 
  • Gabie (Reprise) .... Gabriel 
  • Big Meeting Tonight ....Pulski, Grobanykov and Ensemble
  • Russian Dance .... Sally, Grobanykov, Pulski
  • A Far, Far Better Way .... Sally 
  • Don't Laugh (Reprise) .... Sally, Gabriel, Ensemble

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Trivia & History

There is some misinformation online about when Broadway previews started for this production and how many there were. At least two major online sources list the date of the first preview as April 15, 1963, and they list the number of previews as 5. Some other online sources state that there were 58 Broadway previews.

The latter is clearly incorrect because the production's second pre-Broadway engagement opened in Philadelphia on February 27, 1963, and the show played there through March 16. There would not have been time between the closing in Philadelphia and the opening on Broadway, which was on April 19, for the production to have played 58 Broadway previews.

As for the listing of April 15 as the start of previews, we know that is incorrect because in the edition of the New York Times published on April 1, 1963, both an ad for the show and the show's listing in the ABCs make it clear that the show was already in previews. Unfortunately, it is difficult to definitively determine the start of Broadway previews because there had been a New York newspaper strike that started on December 7, 1962, and continued through March 31, 1963. 

We list 36 previews, and we list the start of previews as March 19. Our source is an article titled "In and Out of Town" that appeared in the New York Times on April 14, 1963. In the article, critic Howard Taubman wrote of the many previews the production had played — "the musical expects to run up 36 at the Majestic by the time it opens." By that time the opening was finally definitvely set for April 19. If Taubman was correct about the number of previews, then previews would probably have started on March 19, given the performance schedule that the production played. This seems reasonable given the closing in Philadelphia on March 16, and also because some months earlier the production had announced a Broadway opening date of March 21. At the time it was still common for Broadway shows that had played out-of-town tryouts to play only one or two previews on Broadway before opening. 

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Production Info

Previews: March 19, 1963 (36 prev.)
Opening April 19, 1963
Closing: May 25, 1963
Length of Run: 43 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

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