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Little Me

Little Me

by Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh and Neil Simon

Based on a Book
Dance Musical

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Little Me

Little Me





Based on a novel by Patrick Dennis, this musical follows Belle Poitrine as she makes her way from humble beginnings to superstardom.


Story:

Little Me is the story of Belle Poitrine’s ascent from the wrong side of the railroad tracks in Venezuela, Illinois to the exquisite luxury of Southampton, Long Island, where the bar is concealed in a golden grand piano. The action is carried through a series of vignettes with integrated music and choreography. There are two Belle’s. There is the older Belle of today who is a genial, plump, self-indulgent, wealthy boozer. She is telling an interviewer the story of her life. The story is acted by the younger Belle, who plays the scenes as they occur. Early in the story she meets high-born Noble Eggleston. He cannot marry her because she does not have “wealth, culture and social position.” She achieves these goals through her association with seven men, some of whom help her progress by being taken dead at opportune moments.


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Composer

Composer
Cy Coleman

Lyricist

Lyricist
Carolyn Leigh

Librettist

Librettist
Neil Simon



Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 17, 1962
Total Performances
257
Original Cast
Sid Caesar, Nancy Andrews, Virginia Martin, John Anania, Ken Ayers, Barbara Beck, Margery Beddow, Burt Bier, Gretchen Cryer, Nancy Cushman, Mickey Deems, Joey Faye, Eddie Gasper, Gene Gavin, Marcia Gilford, David Gold, Harris Hawkins, Reby Howells, Marc Jordan, James Kirby, Mort Marshall, Else Olufsen, Odette Phillips, Michael Quinn, Dounia Rathbone, Adnia Rice, James Senn, Barbara Sharma, John Sharpe, Michael Smuin, Sandra Stahl, Lory Stark, Michel Stuart, Swen Swenson, Peter Turgeon, Renata Vaselle
Director
Cy Feuer and Bob Fosse
Choreographer
Bob Fosse
Producer
Feuer & Martin
Musical Director
Charles Sanford
Orchestrations
Ralph Burns
Scenic Design
Robert Randolph
Costume Design
Robert Fletcher
Lighting Design
Robert Randolph

1982 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Opening Night
Jan 21, 1982
Total Performances
36
Original Cast
James Coco, Victor Garber, Mary Gordon Murray, Gibby Brand, James Brennan, Don Correia, Jessica James, Mary Small, Henry Sutton, Stephen Berger, Michael Blevins, David Cahn, Maris Clement, Bob Freschi, Andrea Green, Mary C. Holton, Mark McGrath, Gary Mendelson, Sean Murphy, Bebe Neuwirth, Gail Pennington, Susan Powers, Brian Quinn, Kevin Brooks Winkler
Director
Robert Drivas
Choreographer
Peter Gennaro
Producer
Ron Dante, Wayne Rogers, Steven Leber, David Krebs, McLaughlin, Piven, Inc., Warner Theatre Productions, Inc. and Emanuel Azenberg
Musical Director
Donald York
Orchestrations
Harold Wheeler
Scenic and Costume Design
Tony Walton
Lighting Design
Beverly Emmons
Sound Design
Tom Morse
Hair and Wig Design
John D. Quaglia

1998 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Criterion Center Stage Right
Opening Night
Nov 12, 1998
Total Performances
99
Original Cast
Faith Prince, Martin Short, Michael Arnold, Brooks Ashmanskas, Roxane Barlow, Peter Benson, Andrea Chamberlain, Jeffrey Hankinson, Ned Hannah, Denis Jones, Kimberly Lyon, Michael McEachran, Michael McGrath, Joanne McHugh, Cynthia Onrubia, Michael Park, Christine Pedi, Ruth Williamson
Director and Choreographer
Rob Marshall
Producer
The Roundabout Theatre Company
Musical Director
David Chase
Orchestrations
Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design
David Gallo
Costume Design
Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Design
Kenneth Posner
Sound Design
Brian Ronan
Projection Design
Jan Hartley
Hair Design
David Brian Brown
Musical Numbers
Little Me
The Other Side of the Tracks
Rich Kids Rag
I Love You
Deep Down Inside
Be a Performer!
Dimples
Boom-Boom
I've Got Your Number
Real Live Girl
Finale - Act One
I Love Sinking You
Poor Little Hollywood Star
Goodbye
Here's to Us








1999 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actor In A Musical - Martin Short
Best Revival Of A Musical
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations

1999 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actor In A Musical - Martin Short
Outstanding Choreography

1982 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actor In A Musical - Victor Garber
Best Actress In A Musical - Mary Gordon Murray
Best Choreography

1963 Tony Award Nominations

Best Choreography
Best Musical
Best Author Of A Musical
Best Composer And Lyricist
Best Actor In A Musical - Sid Caesar
Best Featured Actor In A Musical - Swen Swenson
Best Featured Actress In A Musical - Virginia Martin
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction Of A Musical
Best Producer Of A Musical

1963 Theatre World Award Nominations

Swen Swenson

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