Phoenix '55

Original Broadway Production (1955)

Production Info

Previews: April 16, 1955 (4 - 5)
Opening April 23, 1955
Closing: July 17, 1955
Length of Run: 97 perf.
Run Type: Limited

Location Info

Market: Off-Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • OPENING (sketch) .... Louise Hoff
    • It Says Here .... Bob Bakanic, Gemze de Lappe, Shellie Farrell, Jerry Fries, Jay Harnick, Kenneth Harvey, Bill Heyer, Dick Korthaze, Ralph McWilliams, Cynthiz Price, Marge Redmond, Elise Rhode, Joshua Shelley, Elton Warren Rain Winslow
  • Tomorrow Is Here .... Nancy Walker and Company
    • Interviewer .... Harvey Lembeck
  • Handy Man Around the House (sketch)
    • Nellie .... Louise Hoff
    • Viv .... Marge Redmond 
    • Chuck .... Joshua Shelley
  • All Around the World
    • She .... Elise Rhodes
    • He .... Bill Heyer
  • First Prize (sketch)
    • Dobberman .... Harvey Lembeck 
    • Bradbury .... Kenneth Harvey 
    • Mille Wubble .... Nancy Walker
    • Secretary .... Cynthia Price
    • Reporters .... Marge Redmond, Rain Winslow
    • Photographer .... Jay Harnick
  • Never Wait for Love
    • Sung by .... Elton Warren
    • Danced by ..... Gemze de Lappe & Ralph McWilliams, Shellie Farrell & Jerry Fries, Rain Winslow & Bob Bakanic
  • Down to the Sea .... Nancy Walker
  • Utter Ecstacy (sketch)
    • Clerk .... Harvey Lembeck
    • 1st Customer .... Rain Winslow
    • 2nd Customer .... Louise Hoff
    • Miss Lovelace .... Marge Redmond8. 
  • The Trap (sketch)
    • Narrator .... Kenneth Harvey
    • The Maiden .... Nancy Walker
    • The Young Dreamer .... Boris Runanin
    • The Father .... Harvey Lembeck
    • A Disreputable Element .... Rain Winslow
    • Friends, Relatives and Other Disreputable Elements .... The Company

Act Two

  • This Tuxedo Is Mine!
    • Sung by .... Bill Heyer
    • Danced by .... Bob Bakanic & Jerry Fries, Rain Winslow & Shellie Farrell
  • The Ingenue (sketch)
    • Wallingford Markle ... Joshua Shelley
    • Clifford Bodmer ... Harvey Lembeck
    • Amanda Claxton .... Elise Rhodes
    • Chickie Popjoy .... Nancy Walker
  • Just Him (sketch)
    • Him .... Bill Heyer
    • Her .... Elise Rhodes
  • The Charade of the Marionettes
    • Sung by .... Elton Warren
    • Aerialist .... Gemze de Lappe
    • Lion-Tamer .... Ralph McWilliams
    • Clown .... A Clown
  • Funny Heart .... Nancy Walker
  • Suburban Retreat
    • Brenda .... Louise Hoff
    • Harold .... Joshua Shelley
  • Upper Birth (sketch)
    • Ted Morrow .... Kenneth Harvey
    • Annie Snodgrass .... Nancy Walker
    • Mike Snodgrass .... Harvey Lembeck
    • Uncle Willie .... Bob Bakanic
    • Delivery Man .... Jay Harnick
  • Finale .... Entire Company

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Trivia & History

As part of the Phoenix Theatre’s season, this was scheduled for a five-week run, but favorable reviews led to an extension beyond the original closing date of May 29, 1955.

When the extension started, Nancy Walker was given star billing over the title.

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Production Info

Previews: April 16, 1955 (4 - 5)
Opening April 23, 1955
Closing: July 17, 1955
Length of Run: 97 perf.
Run Type: Limited

Location Info

Market: Off-Broadway
Location: New York, NY

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