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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1959!
In 1959, Redhead won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Opening on February 5, 1949, at the 46th Street Theatre in New York, the show ran for 452 performances.
Redhead - original cast album
The Story:

    Based on a book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, Sidney Sheldon, and David Shaw, the show was an example of that rare genre, the whodunit musical. The story is set in Victorian London and starts with a murder. The audience can see that the perpetrator is a red-headed man, but his identity is a mystery until the show's last moments. The characters are music hall artistes, policemen and a family running a waxworks museum.

The Music and Lyrics:

    Music by Albert Hague and lyrics by Dorothy Fields

The Producers:

    Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr

The Directors:

    Bob Fossee

The Choreographers:

    Bob Fossee

The Opening:

    February 5, 1959, at the 46th Street Theatre in New York City

The Cast:

  • Pat Ferrier
  • William LeMassena
  • Cynthia Latham
  • Doris Rich
  • Leonard Stone
  • Ralph Sumpter
  • Gwen Verdon
  • Richard Kiley
  • Iva Withers
  • Lee Krieger
  • Michael McAloney
  • Bob Dixon
  • Bette Graham
  • Elizabeth Kerr
  • Buzz Miller

The Songs:

  • The Simpson Sisters
  • The Right Finger of My Left Hand
  • Just For Once
  • I Feel Merely Marvelous
  • The Unclae Sam Rag
  • Erbie Fitch's Twitch
  • She's Not Enough Woman for Me
  • Behave Yourself
  • Look Who's In Love
  • My Girl is Just Enough Woman for Me
  • Dream Dance
  • Two Faces in the Dark
  • I'm Back in Circulation
  • We Loves Ya Jimey
  • Pickpocket Tango
  • I'll Try
  • Chase and Finale

The Other Awards:

  • unknown
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