Shinbone Alley

Musical - Original

Broadway Theatre

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  • Opening Date: April 13, 1957
  • Closing Date: May 25, 1957
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  • Performances: 49

Lyrics: Joe Darion

Book: Joe Darion, Mel Brooks

Music: George Kleinsinger


A cockroach's misadventures, particularly his love for a self-involved alley cat who has a series of unfortunate romances with other cats, is the subject of George Kleinsinger, Joe Darion and Mel Brooks' adaptation of Don Marquis' stories.


Opening Night Cast

Eddie Bracken archy
Eartha Kitt in Shinbone Alley Eartha Kitt mehitabel
Jacques d'Amboise Frankie
Gwen Harmon Edie
Lady Bug
Jail Crony
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Joe Darion Book
Mel Brooks Mel Brooks Book
  George Kleinsinger Music
  Joe Darion Lyrics
  Sawyer Falk Production Supervisor
  Joe Alexander Choreographer
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Motley Nominee
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