LP0185. A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, Original 1951 Cast, w.Shirley Booth, Johnny Johnson. George Abbott collaborated with the book's author to produce and direct the story as a 1951 Broadway musical, with music by Arthur Schwartz and choreography by Herbert Ross. The show starred Shirley Booth, Marcia van Dyke, and 12-year-old Nomi Mitty (as Francie). It ran for 267 performances. Columbia early green label ML 4405. Most extraordinary to find an unplayed copy of this 1951 LP!