The Firebrand of Florence

Musical - Original

Alvin Theatre

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  • Opening Date: March 22, 1945
  • Closing Date: April 28, 1945
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 43

Lyrics: Ira Gershwin

Book: Ira Gershwin, Edwin Justus Mayer

Music: Kurt Weill


Sculptor Benvenuto Cellini has romantic, sexual, and political adventures after gaining a last-minute reprieve for a hanging crime in 1535 Florence.


Opening Night Cast

Mary Alice Bingham Fiorinetta
Hubert Bland Pantalone
James Dobson Ascanio
Norma Gentner Columbina
Walter Graf Major-Domo
Boyd Heathen Maffio
Ferdi Hoffman Ottaviano
Eric Kristen Pierot
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Edwin Justus Mayer Book
Ira Gershwin Ira Gershwin Book
Kurt Weill Kurt Weill Music
Ira Gershwin Ira Gershwin Lyrics
  John Murray Anderson Staging
  John Haggott Direction of Book
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1944 - 1945

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