Louisiana Purchase

Original Broadway Production (1940)

Production Info

Previews: May 27, 1940 (1 prev.)
Opening May 28, 1940
Closing: June 14, 1941
Length of Run: 444 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Book Staging
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Dances
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Ballets

Cast

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Abner
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Davis D. Davis, Jr.
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Dean Manning
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Police Captain Whitfield
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Jim Taylor
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Beatrice
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Marina Van Linden
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Madame Bordelaise
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Senator Oliver P. Loganberry
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Premier Danseur

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Apologia .... Secretary, Lawyer and Ensemble
  • Sex Marches On .... Jim, Col. Davis, Sr., Col. Davis, Jr., Dean Manning, Capt. Whitfield
  • Louisiana Purchase .... Beatrice, The Martins, The Buccaneers and Ensemble
  • Tomorrow Is a Lovely Day .... Mme. Bordelaise
  • Louisiana Purchase (Reprise) .... Beatrice, Emmy Lou, Lee, The Martins and Ensemble
  • Outside of That I Love You .... Jim and Marina
  • You're Lonely and I'm Lonely .... Marina and Senator Loganberry
  • Dance .... Abner
  • Tonight at the Mardi Gras .... The Martins, Queen of the Mardi Gras (Marina), Premiere Danseur (Charles Laskey), Queen of the Creoles (Marina)
  • Finale .... Entire Company

Act Two

  • Opening .... Ensemble
  • Latins Know How .... Mme. Bordelaise and Ensemble
  • What Chance Have I? .... Senator Loganberry
  • The Lord Done Fixed Up My Soul .... Beatrice, Abner, The Bucaneers and Ensemble
  • Fools Fall in Love .... Jim and Marina
  • Old Man's Darling—Young Man's Slave .... Marina, Spirit of Jim Taylor (Charles Laskey) and Spirit of Senator Loganberry (Harold Haskins)
  • You Can't Brush Me Off .... Emmy Lou, Lee and The Martins
  • Finale .... Entire Company

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Production Info

Previews: May 27, 1940 (1 prev.)
Opening May 28, 1940
Closing: June 14, 1941
Length of Run: 444 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

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