Pal Joey

Original Broadway Production (1940)

Production Info

Previews: December 24, 1940 (1 prev.)
Opening December 25, 1940
Closing: November 29, 1941
Length of Run: 374 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Staging
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Dance Director

Cast

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Joey Evans
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Mike Spears
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Gladys Bumps
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Linda English
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Vera Simpson
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Victor
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The Tenor
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Melba Snyder
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Ludlow Lowell
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Commisioner O'Brien

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • You Mustn't Kick It Around .... Joey, Gladys, Agnes, Kid, Chorus Girls and Waiters
  • I Could Write a Book .... Joey and Linda
  • Chicago .... Michael Moore (Ensemble Member) and Chorus Girls
  • That Terrific Rainbow .... Gladys, Victor and Girls
  • Love Is My Friend .... Vera
  • Happy Hunting Horn .... Joey, Terry, Chorus Girls and Boy Friends
  • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered .... Vera
  • Joey Looks Into the Future .... Joey, Specialty Dancer and Company

Act Two

  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • The Flower Garden of My Heart .... Gladys, The Tenor, Specialty Dancer and Ensemble
  • Zip .... Melba
  • Plant You Now, Dig You Later .... Ludlow, Gladys and Ensemble
  • In Our Little Den .... Vera and Joey
  • Do It the Hard Way .... Ludlow, Gladys, Claire Anderson (Ensemble Member) and Ensemble
  • Take Him .... Vera, Linda and Joey
  • Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Reprise) .... Vera
  • I Could Write a Book (Reprise) .... Joey

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

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

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Trivia & History

The Rodgers and Hammerstein Fact Book incorrectly gives the dates of the Philadelphia tryout as December 16-22, 1940. The run in Philadelphia was December 11-21.

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Production Info

Previews: December 24, 1940 (1 prev.)
Opening December 25, 1940
Closing: November 29, 1941
Length of Run: 374 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Venues

Main Run

Tryout

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