John Raitt "PAJAMA GAME" Julie Andrews "BOY FRIEND" 1955 Shubert Alley Photo

John Raitt "PAJAMA GAME" Julie Andrews "BOY FRIEND" 1955 Shubert Alley Photo

This is a rare glossy 8" X 10" press photograph of oversized posters on Shubert Alley advertising four productions playing the week of February 13th, 1955 ..... Currently playing at New York's St. James Theatre was the Original Broadway production of the RICHARD ADLER and JERRY ROSS musical comedy hit "THE PAJAMA GAME". (The production opened May 13th, 1954 and ran for 1061 performances.) ..... The musical starred JOHN RAITT, EDDIE FOY, JR. and JANIS PAIGE and featured CAROL HANEY, RETA SHAW, RALPH DUNN, STANLEY PRAGER, JACK WALDRON, MARION COLBY, PETER GENNARO and THELMA PELISH ..... Side Note: Hollywood producer Hal Wallis attended "THE PAJAMA GAME" expressly to see Carol Haney's performance, however torn ligaments kept Miss Haney on the sidelines for the dance numbers. Wallis was so impressed with her understudy, SHIRLEY MacLAINE, that he offered her a contract immediately after the show. It was not long before MacLaine was starring in her first motion picture. The production was the winner of six 1955 Tony Awards including "Best Musical" ..... CREDITS: Book by GEORGE ABBOTT and RICHARD BISSELL based on the novel, "7 1/2 Cents" by RICHARD BISSELL; Music and Lyrics by RICHARD ADLER and JERRY ROSS ("Damn Yankees"); Sets and Costumes designed by LEMUEL AYERS; Choreographed by BOB FOSSE; Directed by GEORGE ABBOTT and JEROME ROBBINS; Produced by FREDERICK BRISSON, ROBERT E. GRIFFITH and HAROLD S. PRINCE ..... Currently playing at the Royale Theatre was the Original Broadway production of the SANDY WILSON musical comedy "THE BOY FRIEND". (The show opened September 30th, 1954 and ran for 485 performances.) ..... The musical starred nineteen-year-old JULIE ANDREWS (in her American stage debut) and featured JOHN HEWER, ERIC BERRY, RUTH ALTMAN, BOB SCHEERER, GEOFFREY HIBBERT, MOYNA MacGILL, ANN WAKEFIELD, PAULETTE GIRARD, DILYS LAY, STELLA CLAIRE, MILLICENT MARTIN, JOE MILAN, JERRY NEWBY and BUDDY SCHWAB ..... CREDITS: Book, Music and Lyrics by SANDY WILSON ("The Buccaneer", "Valmouth", "Pieces of Eight", "Call It Love", "Divorce me Darling!", "His Monkey Wife"); Sets and Costumes designed by REGINALD WOOLLEY; Choreographed by JOHN HEAWOOD; Musical Direction by ANTON COPPOLA; Directed by VIDA HOPE; Produced by FEUER and MARTIN ..... Currently playing at the Lyceum Theatre was the Original Broadway production of the MARCELLE MAURETTE play "ANASTASIA". (The production opened December 29th, 1954 and ran for 272 performances.) ..... The play starred VIVECA LINDFORS and EUGENIE LEONTOVICH and featured JOSEPH ANTHONY, DAVID J. STEWART, HURD HATFIELD, BORIS TUMARIN, MICHAEL STRONG, CARL LOW, DOROTHY PATTEN, VIVIAN NATHAN, STUART GERMAIN, SEFTON DARR and WILLIAM CALLAN ..... CREDITS: Book by MARCELLE MAURETTE; English Adaptation by GUY BOLTON; Sets and Costumes designed by BEN EDWARDS; Directed by ALAN SCHNEIDER; Produced by ELAINE PERRY ..... Currently playing at the Broadhurst Theatre was the Original Broadway production of the SIDNEY KINGSLEY play "LUNATICS and LOVERS". (The production opened December 13th, 1954 and ran for 336 performances.) ..... The play starred DENNIS KING and featured BUDDY HACKETT, VICKI CUMMINGS, MARY ANDERSON, SHEILA BOND, NAT CANTOR and ARTHUR O'CONNELL ..... CREDITS: Book by SIDNEY KINGSLEY; Sets designed by FREDERICK FOX; Directed by SIDNEY KINGSLEY; Produced by M. KIRSHNER ..... DETAILS: This glossy press photo measures 10" X 8 1/8" inches and includes a photographer credit for EWING GALLOWAY (second scanned image) ..... CONDITION: With the exception of minor edge wear, this rare photo is in excellent condition and will make a wonderful addition to the collection of any theatre aficionado or historian. This item will be carefully packaged in a protective sleeve and backed by stiff cardboard.

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