Musical - Original

Shubert Theatre (November 23, 1964 - May 08, 1964)
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (May 10, 1965 - June 12, 1965)
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  • First Preview: November 18, 1964
  • Opening Date: November 23, 1964
  • Closing Date: June 12, 1965
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 232

Lyrics: Walter Marks

Music: Walter Marks

Book: Ernest Kinoy


An anthropologist studies a Romany Gypsy tribe of thieves roaming through modern-day New York, in this musical adaptation of stories Joseph Mitchell published in The New Yorker.


Opening Night Cast

Herschel Bernardi Cockeye Johnny Dembo
Nancy Dussault Emily Kirsten
Chita Rivera in Bajour Chita Rivera Anyanka
Robert Burr Lou MacNiall
Mae Questel Mrs. Helene Kirsten
Gus Tritchonis Steve
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ernest Kinoy Book
  Walter Marks Music
  Walter Marks Lyrics
  Lawrence Kasha Director
Peter Gennaro Peter Gennaro Musical Numbers Staged
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Actress in a Musical Nancy Dussault Nominee
1965 Choreography Peter Gennaro Nominee
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