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About the Show

A classic musical based on the play "Irene O'Dare" by James Montgomery.

Story: Irene, a nobody, ends up at a charity ball and moves up in society when an attendee places her as the niece of Ireland's Lady O'Dare. When her true identity is revealed, she learns who loves her for who she really is and who for what they thought she was.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Harry Tierney
Lyricist: Joseph McCarthy
Librettist: Hugh Wheeler, Joseph Stein

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Vanderbilt Theatre
Opening Night: Nov 18, 1919
Total Performances: 675
Original Cast: Edith Day, Walter Regan, Bobbie Watson, Arthur Burckly, Hobart Cavanaugh, Walter Croft, Lillian Lee, John B. Litel, Bernice McCabe, Gladys Miller, Florence Mills, Eva Puck, Dorothy Walters
Director: Edward Royce
Producer: Carle Carlton and Joseph McCarthy
Musical Director: Gus Salzer
Scenic Design: H Robert Law Studios and Clifford Pember
Costume Design: Lucile and Finchley

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Jolson's 59th Street Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 2, 1923
Total Performances: 16
Original Cast: Henry Coote, Emma De Weale, Jere Delaney, Mary Moore, Walter Regan, Dale Winter, James Young
Director: Edward Royce
Producer: Vanderbilt Producing Company

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Minskoff Theatre
Opening Night: Mar 13, 1973
Total Performances: 594
Original Cast: Debbie Reynolds, George S. Irving, Patsy Kelly, Monte Markham, Ruth Warrick, Carmen Alvarez, Bruce Lea, Kate O'Brady, Ted Pugh, Janie Sell
Director: Gower Champion
Choreographer: Peter Gennaro
Producer: Harry Rigby, Albert W. Selden and Jerome Minskoff
Musical Director: Jack Lee
Orchestrations: Ralph Burns
Scenic and Costume Design: Raoul Pène Du Bois
Lighting Design: David F. Segal

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