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by Albert Hague, Dorothy Fields, David Shaw, Sidney Sheldon and Herbert Fields

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Bob Fosse's directoral debut and a showcase for Gwen Verdon, this is a murder mystery in the setting of a wax museum.


Story:

When an actress is murdered, the Simpson Sisters' Waxworks installs a tableau of the event. Keen to attract the attentions of Tom Baxter, Essie Whimple pretends to have been attacked by the same murderer and chaos and hilarity ensues.


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Composer

Composer
Albert Hague

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Dorothy Fields

Librettist

Librettist
David Shaw

Librettist

Librettist
Sidney Sheldon

Librettist

Librettist
Herbert Fields



  • Premiere

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
46th Street Theatre
Opening Night
Feb 5, 1959
Total Performances
452
Original Cast
Gwen Verdon, Richard Kiley, Bette Graham, Patrick Horgan, Cynthia Latham, William LeMassena, Joy Nichols, Doris Rich, Leonard Stone, Ralph Sumpter
Director
Bob Fosse
Choreographer
Bob Fosse
Producer
Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr
Musical Director
Jay Blackton
Orchestrations
Philip J. Lang and Robert Russell Bennett
Scenic Design
Rouben Ter-Arutunian
Lighting Design
Jean Rosenthal





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Other

Merchandise




1959 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Richard Kiley
Best Actress in a Musical - Gwen Verdon
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Leonard Stone
Best Conductor and Musical Director

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