The Liar

Original Broadway Production (1950)

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Cast Highlights

Lelio Bisognosi
Florindo Pallido
Rosaura Balanzoni
Ottavio Ossimorsi
Pantalone Bisognosi
Doctor Balanzoni
Cleonice Anselmi

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • March of the Guards .... Captain and Guards
  • The Ladies' Opinion .... Innkeeper's Wife, Woman at Window, Servingwench, Fiori, Vegetabili
  • You've Stolen My Heart .... Florindo
  • The Liar's Song .... Lelio and Arlecchino
  • Supper Trio .... Lelio, Arlecchino, Ottavio
  • Truth .... Colombina, Arlecchino, Lelio, Rosaura, Beatrice
  • Lackaday .... Rosaura and Florindo
  • Stop Holding Me Back .... Ottavio and Company
  • What's in a Name .... Rosaura and Lelio
  • Finale

Act Two

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  • Women's Work .... Colombina with Inkeeper's Wife, Servingwench and Woman at Window
  • Spring .... Colombina and Brighella
  • Stomachs and Stomachs .... Arlecchino
  • A Jewel of a Duel .... Captain, Rosaura, Beatrice, Colombina, Pantalone, Doctor Balanzoni, Lelio and Arlecchino
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind .... Lelio and Company
  • Lackaday (Reprise) .... Rosaura and Florindo
  • A Plot to Catch a Man In .... Company
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Reprise) .... Cleonice
  • Funeral March .... Company
  • 'Twill Never Be the Same .... Cleonice
  • Finale

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Trivia & History

Although it was doing abysmal business, the tryout run in Philadelphia was extended a week to give replacement lead William Eythe time to perforrm the role before Broadway. (Eythe replaced Dennis Harrison.) The first week of the run in Philadelphia, the production grossed approximately $14,000. The second week the gross went down to $10,000. The third was even worse, with what Variety called a "pitiful" gross of $4,000 in the Forrest Theatre, which had a capcity of 1,766 at the time. The top ticket price was $4.55.

By comparison, when Arms and the Girl had played a three-week tryout run at the Forrest starting at the end of February 1949 and continuing through January 14, 1950, the grosses went up each week, with the final week a near sellout grossing $38,000.

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