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Flora the Red Menace

Flora the Red Menace

by John Kander, Fred Ebb, George Abbott and Robert Russell

Based on a Story/Novel, Drama, Flop

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Flora the Red Menace

Flora the Red Menace




A Kander and Ebb musical based on the novel "Love Is Just Around the Corner" by Lester Atwell; the original production featured Liza Minnelli in her Broadway debut.


Story:

Harry is swooning after Flora, who he has turned communist, but is having an affair with Charlotte. Jealousy runs wild, Flora loses her job, Harry wants to get married, and Flora has to decide where her loyalties lie.


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Composer

Composer
John Kander

Lyricist

Lyricist
Fred Ebb

Librettist

Librettist
George Abbott

Librettist

Librettist
Robert Russell



  • Premiere

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Alvin Theatre
Opening Night
May 11, 1965
Total Performances
87
Original Cast
Liza Minnelli, Mary Louise Wilson, Danny Carroll, Cathryn Damon, Jamie Donnelly, Joe E. Marks, Marie Santell, Bob Dishy, Dortha Duckworth, Robert Kaye, James Cresson, Stephanie Hill
Director
George Abbott
Choreographer
Lee Theodore
Musical Director
Harold Hastings
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
William and Jean Eckart
Costume Design
Donald Brooks
Lighting Design
Tharon Musser




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Original Off-Broadway Cast Album


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1965 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actress in a Musical - Liza Minnelli

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