Musical - Original

46th Street Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 5, 1959
  • Closing Date: March 19, 1960
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 452

Music: Albert Hague

Book: Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields, David Shaw, Sidney Sheldon

Lyrics: Dorothy Fields


A spinster who models for the wax statues models for a recently murdered young woman and winds up solving the murder's mystery with the deceased woman's brother, with whom she falls in love.


Opening Night Cast

Gwen Verdon in Redhead Gwen Verdon Essie Whimple
Richard Kiley in Redhead Richard Kiley Tom Baxter
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Herbert Fields Book
Dorothy Fields Dorothy Fields Book
  Sidney Sheldon Book
  David Shaw Book
  Albert Hague Music
Dorothy Fields Dorothy Fields Lyrics
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1959 Actor in a Musical Richard Kiley Winner
1959 Actress in a Musical Gwen Verdon Winner
1959 Choreography Bob Fosse Winner
1959 Conductor and Musical Director Jay Blackton Nominee
1959 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Rouben Ter-Arutunian Winner
1959 Featured Actor in a Musical Leonard Stone Winner
1959 Musical   Winner
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