High Button Shoes

Musical - Original

New Century Theatre (October 09, 1947 - December 20, 1947)
Shubert Theatre (December 22, 1947 - October 18, 1948)
Broadway Theatre (October 18, 1948 - July 02, 1949)
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  • Opening Date: October 9, 1947
  • Closing Date: July 2, 1949
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 727

Music: Jule Styne

Lyrics: Sammy Cahn

Book: Stephen Longstreet


Two conmen hound an all-American family all the way to Atlantic City in 1913 in musical adaptation of Stephen Longstreet's semi-autobiographical novel The Sisters Liked Them Handsome.


Opening Night Cast

Nanette Fabray Sara Longstreet
Phil Silvers Harrison Floy
Mark Dawson Hubert Ogglethorpe
Lois Lee Fran
Jean Mattox Corps de Ballet
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Stephen Longstreet Book
Jule Styne Jule Styne Music
  Sammy Cahn Lyrics
George Abbott George Abbott Director
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins Choreographer
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1948 Theatre World Award Mark Dawson Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1948 Choreography Jerome Robbins Winner
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