is a 1963 musical play in two acts with book by David Shaw; music by Lee Pockriss and lyrics by Anne Croswell; based on the comedy by Jacques Deval and Robert E. Sherwood
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, translation from the original French of Jacques Deval by Bettina Liebowitz Knapp and Alba della Fazia.
The musical opened in New York
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at The Broadway Theatre
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on the 18 March 1963 then transferred to Majestic Theatre and the Winter Garden Theatre
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. It ran for a total 264 performances.
The production was directed by Peter Glenville
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and choreographed by Herbert Ross
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The original cast included Vivien Leigh
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, Jean Pierre Aumont, George S. Irving
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, Louise Kirtland, Alexander Scourby
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and Louise Troy
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Vivien Leigh won the Tony Award
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for Best Actress in a Musical
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- I Go to Bed
- You'll Make an Elegant Butler (I'll Make an Elegant Maid)
- (Music and Lyrics By Joan Javits and Philip Springer)
- Stuck With Each Other
- Say You'll Stay
- You Love Me
- Introduction Tango
- That Face
- Wikes-Barre, Pa.
- No! No! No!
- A Small Cartel
- It Used to Be
- Make a Friend
- The Only One
- I Know the Feeling
- All for You
- Grande Polonaise.