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About the Show

A classic musical based on Mary Printz, who worked for Green's answering service. Later adapted into a film of the same name.

Story: Telephone operator Ella Peterson adopts different personalities while on the job. Her life is perfect until she begins a complicated romance with one of her clients, Jeff Moss, and the police start looking in on her boss's operations.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Jule Styne
Lyricist and Librettist: Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Shubert Theatre, Alvin Theatre
Opening Night: Nov. 29, 1956
Total Performances: 924
Original Cast: Judy Holliday, Sydney Chaplin, Dort Clark, Eddie Lawrence, Jean Stapleton, Bernie West, Jack Weston
Director: Jerome Robbins
Choreographer: Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse
Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock
Scenic Design: Raoul Pène Du Bois
Costume Design: Raoul Pène Du Bois
Lighting Design: Peggy Clark

2001 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Plymouth Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 12, 2001
Total Performances: 68
Original Cast: Marc Kudisch, Faith Prince, Robert Ari, Jeffrey Bean, Beth Fowler, David Garrison, Martin Moran
Director: Tina Landau
Choreographer: Jeff Calhoun
Musical Director: David Evans
Orchestrations: Don Sebesky
Scenic Design: Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design: David C. Woolard
Lighting Design: Donald Holder

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