The Chocolate Soldier

Opera - Revival

New Century Theatre

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  • Opening Date: March 12, 1947
  • Closing Date: May 10, 1947
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 69

Music: Jay Blackton, Oscar Strauss

Book: Leopold Jacobson, Rudolph Bernauer

Libretto: Leopold Jacobson, Rudolph Bernauer


During the Serbio-Bulgarian War of 1885, a Bulgarian woman who is engaged to a war hero encounters a Serbian captain who is retreating from the war because he despises it. He teaches her to see beyond the romantic ideals of war in this operetta, adapted from George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man.


Opening Night Cast

Keith Andes Lieutenant Bumerli
Henry Calvin Captain Massakroff
Mary Ellen Moylan Premiere Danseuse
Billy Gilbert Col. Kasimer Popoff
Gloria Hamilton Mascha
Michael Mann Stephen
Frances McCann Nadina Popoff
Ernest McChesney Major Alexius Spiridoff
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Rudolph Bernauer Book
  Leopold Jacobson Book
Guy Bolton Guy Bolton Revision
  Hugh Stanislaus Stange American Version
  Oscar Strauss Music
  Jay Blackton Music
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1947 Theatre World Award Keith Andes Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1947 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Lucinda Ballard Winner
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