LP0143. NEW GIRL IN TOWN, Original 1958 Broadway Cast, w.
Gwen Verdon, Thelma Ritter, George Wallace, Cameron Prud’homme. White Dog black label Living Stereo LSO-1027.
“The Broadway production opened on May 4, 1957 at the 46th Street Theatre, where it ran for 431 performances. The show was written as a star vehicle for Gwen Verdon, who had just had a hit with DAMN YANKEES and won raves for her portrayal of Anna, a role that showed off her acting, singing and dancing abilities to maximum effect. Composer Bob Merrill was at the beginning of a string of 1960s successes. NEW GIRL IN TOWN, produced by Frederick Brisson, Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince, was well received by both critics and audiences. Verdon and co-star Thelma Ritter shared the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and the show received three other Tony nominations, including the Best Musical and best choreography for Bob Fosse.”