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THEATRE QUIZ
by Anna Sosenko
Identify the Plays and Players . . .

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CLOCKWISE . . .

(1)  23 years ago the redhead on the left (who recently starred in her ex-husband's musical Chicago), was lead dancer in this Cole Porter hit.

(2)  In this 1937 Rodgers and Hart production Ray, Mitzi and Alfred play three teenagers trying to raise $42.76 to put on a show.

(3)  Vera Zorina is no angel here, but then Walter Slezak didn't marry her.  The music was by Rodgers and Hart, choreographed by George Balanchine.  The year was 1938.

(4)  This musical about the California gold rush was the second B'way effort by the team who later brought us My Fair Lady.

(5)  This 1956 Comden and Green musical was a ding-a-ling for three seasons.  The lady on the right is an old "Family" friend.

Photographs courtesy of Anna Sosenko Gallery, 8 W. 62 and the Theatre Collection, Museum of the City of New York, Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street.

Ans.  (1) Gwen Verdon in Can-Can with Eric Rhodes and Lilo.  (2) Babes in Arms with Ray Heatherton, Mitzi Green and Alfred Drake.  (3) I Married an Angel.  (4) Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon with Olga San Juan and James Barton.  (5) Jean Stapleton in Bells are Ringing with Judy Holliday, Sydney Chaplin and Bernie West.

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