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About the Show

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.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Cole Porter
Librettist: Abe Burrows, George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath

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 and Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner
Costume Design: Lucinda Ballard

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