Musical - Original

Ziegfeld Theatre

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  • Opening Date: February 16, 1964
  • Closing Date: April 18, 1964
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 72

Music: Robert Emmett Dolan

Lyrics: Johnny Mercer

Book: Ring Lardner, Jr., Ian McLellan Hunter


A prospector looking for gold in the Yukon in 1896 pretends to be both rich and ill so his friends will look after him instead of for gold, in this musical adaptation of Ben Johnson's Volpone.


Opening Night Cast

Larry Blyden Doc
Bert Lahr in Foxy Bert Lahr Foxy
Cathryn Damon Brandy
John Davidson in Foxy John Davidson Clergyman
Edward Greenhalgh Buzzard
Robert H. Harris Bedrock
Gerald Hiken Shortcut
Anthony Kemble Cooper Lord Rottingham
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ian McLellan Hunter Book
  Ring Lardner, Jr. Book
  Robert Emmett Dolan Music
  Johnny Mercer Lyrics
  Robert Lewis Director
  Jack Cole Choreographer
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1964 Actor in a Musical Bert Lahr Winner
1964 Featured Actress in a Musical Julienne Marie Nominee
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