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Silk Stockings

Silk Stockings

by Cole Porter, Abe Burrows, George S. Kaufman and Leueen MacGrath

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Silk Stockings

Silk Stockings




A musical loosely based on the Melchior Lengyel story Ninotchka and the 1939 film adaptation it inspired.


Story:

Nina Yaschenko is a Russian official sent to extract three officials from the pleasures of Paris. When she meets Steve Canfield, she is forced to succumb to the charms of a capitalistic life.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

Librettist

Librettist
Abe Burrows

Librettist

Librettist
George S. Kaufman

Librettist

Librettist
Leueen MacGrath



  • Premiere
  • 1957 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
Feb 24, 1955
Total Performances
478
Original Cast
Don Ameche, Hildegarde Neff, George Tobias, Gretchen Wyler, Martin Allen, Tommy Andrew, Estelle Aza, Lee Barry, Edward Becker, Leon Belasco, Paul Best, Barbara Bostock, Verna Cain, Kenneth Chertok, Ludi Claire, Geraldine Delaney, George Foster, Tony Gardell, Forrest Green, Marcel Hillaire, Bruce Hoy, Dick Humphrey, Walter Kelvin, Devra Kline, Henry Lascoe, Win Mayo, Pat McBride, Alexandra Moss, Julie Newmar, David Opatoshu, Louis Polacek, John Ray, Carol Risser, Arthur Rubin, Stanley Simmonds, Philip Sterling, Carol Stevens, Arthur Ulisse, Onna White
Director
Cy Feuer
Choreographer
Eugene Loring
Producer
Feuer & Martin
Musical Director
Herbert Greene
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
Jo Mielziner
Costume Design
Lucinda Ballard
Lighting Design
Jo Mielziner

1957 Film Version

Movie Name
Silk Stockings
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Rouben Mamoulian
Screenplay
Leonard Gershe, Leonard Spigelgass
Starring
Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Motion Picture Soundtrack


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


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