You'll See Stars

Original Broadway Production (1942)

Production Info

Opening December 31, 1942
Closing: January 2, 1943
Length of Run: 4 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: New York
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Dialogue Staging
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Dances

Cast

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Eddie Cantor
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George Jessel
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Gus Edwards
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Walter Winchell
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Groucho Marx
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Herman Timberg
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Willie Hammerstein
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Harpo Marx
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Chico Marx
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Zeppo Marx

Musical Numbers

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Trivia & History

Working from several contemporary sources but without a playbill for the production, we have done our best to come up with an accurate cast list for the production, but there is no way to be sure of accuracy in some of the roles. Different sources listed different names in various roles, while some sources simply listed names with no roles. There is no question, however, that the playbill listed Arnold Stang in the role of Herman Timberg, even though Stang was not in the show.

In the issue of the New York Times dated January 4, 1943, the "News of the Stage" column included the following: "Although Arnold Stang's name was carried on the program, Mr. Stang protested yesterday against the management's oversight in listing him because he never signed a contract, never rehearsed and never even appeared in it. In fact, Mr. Stang disowns any connection with the ill-fated attraction." The Billboard review, which did not appear till after the show closed, similarly noted Stang’s objection.

The Best Plays of 1942-1943 listed a Fene Bayliss as Herman Timberg. We at first thought that perhaps there had been a typo and the first name might have been meant to be Gene, and so this might have been the comedian and occasional actor known as Gene Baylos, who seems to have sometimes been credited as Gene Bayliss. (It seemed clear that it was not the performer and director whose primary professional name was Gene Bayliss.)

But further investigation suggested it was not Gene Baylos. On the day of the closing, January 2, 1943, an ad for the Windsor Theatre (“World’s Greatest Vaudeville”) in the Daily News included Gene Baylos as one of the theatre’s current performers. The ad appeared on the same page as the paper’s review of You’ll See Stars. But perhaps the possibility remains that it was Baylos who played Timberg in this disastrous show.

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Production Info

Opening December 31, 1942
Closing: January 2, 1943
Length of Run: 4 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: New York
Location: New York, NY

Venues

Main Run

Audio Recordings

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Video Recordings

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