On Your Toes

Original Broadway Production (1936)

Production Info

Opening April 11, 1936
Closing: January 23, 1937
Length of Run: 315 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Staging
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Choreography
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Production Supervisor
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Additional Direction

Cast

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Phil Dolan III
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Frankie Frayne
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Vera Barnova
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Peggy Porterfield
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Sergei Alexandrovitch
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Konstantine Morrosine
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Big Boss
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Phil Dolan II
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Lil Dolan
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Young Phil Dolan III

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • Two-a-Day for Keith .... Phil II, Lil & Phil III
  • Questions and Answers (The Three B's) .... Junior & Ensemble
  • It's Got to Be Love .... Frankie & Junior
  • Too Good for the Average Man .... Peggy & Sergei
  • There's a Small Hotel .... Frankie & Junior
  • The Heart Is Quicker Than the Eye .... Peggy & Junior
  • La Princesse Zenobia (Ballet) .... Princess Zenobia, Beggar, Old Prince, Young Prince & Ballet Company

Act Two

  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • Quiet Night .... Singer (Earle MacVeigh) & Ensemble
  • Glad to Be Unhappy .... Frankie & Sidney
  • On Your Toes .... Frankie, Junior, Sidney & Ensemble
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue .... Hoofer, Strip Tease Girl, Big Boss & Ballet Company
  • Finale .... Entire Company

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Trivia & History

George Abbott co-wrote the book with Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers. The original plan was for Abbott to direct. Two or three months before rehearsals were to start, Abbott quit. Different books give different reasons, ranging from a dislike for producer Dwight Deere Wiman, to frustration over several delays in the schedule, to simply feeling like going to Florida instead..

Reviews in Boston, where the tryout played, were generally favorable, but changes to the script were being made that the Rodgers and Hart felt were for the worse. Director Worthington Minor, used to directing plays but not musicals, was at sea not just with the logistics of a musical but with the personalities involved in the production. Abbott was called to Boston. 

Abbott took over as director, uncredited, and restored the original script.

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Production Info

Opening April 11, 1936
Closing: January 23, 1937
Length of Run: 315 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

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