Tovarich (musical)

Tovarich (musical)

Infobox Musical
name= Tovarich

caption= Original Cast Recording
music= Lee Pockriss
lyrics= Anne Croswell
book= David Shaw
basis= 1935 French play "Tovarich"
by Jacques Deval and
Robert E. Sherwood
productions= 1963 Broadway

"Tovarich" 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, translation from the original French of Jacques Deval by Bettina Liebowitz Knapp and Alba della Fazia.

The musical opened in New York at The Broadway Theatre on the 18 March, 1963 then transferred to Majestic Theatre and the Winter Garden Theatre. It ran for a total 264 performances.

The production was directed by Peter Glenville and choreographed by Herbert Ross.The original cast included Vivien Leigh, Jean Pierre Aumont, George S. Irving, Louise Kirtland, Alexander Scourby and Louise Troy.

Vivien Leigh won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.


* The original play opened at the Plymouth Theatre on the 15 October 1936 with Marta Abba
* A film version, "Tovarich" was made by Anatole Litvak in 1937 starring Charles Boyer and Claudette Colbert


;Act I
* Nitchevo
* 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;Act II
* It Used to Be
* Make a Friend
* The Only One
* Uh-Oh!
* Managed
* I Know the Feeling
* All for You
* Grande Polonaise.

External links

* The Guide to Musical Theatre

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