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Happy birthday, Mr. Abbott!

Title
Happy birthday, Mr. Abbott! [videorecording] / Produced by Barry Brown ; special material by Mark Waldrop ; directed by Fritz Holt ; [video producer] Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, Betty L. Corwin, director.
Publication
New York, 1987.

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Description
2 videodiscs (DVD) (158 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects
Note
  • No credits on tape. Production information gathered from program.
Access (note)
  • Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits (note)
  • Scenery designed by John Falabella ; costumes designed by Theoni V. Aldredge ; lighting designed by Natasha Katz ; musical direction by Donald Pippin ; new orchestrations by Chris Bankey, Michael Gibson, and Jim Tyler ; sound designed by Peter Fitzgerald ; costume coordinator, Suzy Benzinger ; musical staging by Dennis Callahan ; production coordinator, James Pentecost.
Performer (note)
  • Speakers: Lillian Gish, Nanette Fabray, Carol Channing, Dorothy Loudon, Maureen Stapleton, Joan Caulfield, Gwen Verdon, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Richard Adler, Jule Styne, Albert Hague, Garson Kanin, José Ferrer, Peter Marshall, Keene Curtis, Jerome Robbins, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Tom Bosley, Jack Gilford, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Van Johnson, Harold Prince, Nedda Harrigan Logan, Joy Abbott, and George Abbott.
  • Performers: Arthur Rubin, Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes, Edie Adams, Nanette Fabray, June Havoc, Karen Morrow, Janis Paige, Elaine Stritch, Chita Rivera, Elizabeth Ashley, Kitty Carlisle, Dorothy Loudon, Butterfly McQueen, Joan Caulfield, George S. Irving, Hal Linden, Donald Saddler, Russell Nype, The cast of La cage aux folles, American Dance Machine, Larry Kert, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Tom Bosley, Jack Gilford, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Van Johnson, and Joy Abbott.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped by The New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the Palace Theatre, New York, N.Y., June 22, 1987.
Contents
Songs performed (show/performer): The most beautiful girl in the world (Jumbo) / Arthur Rubin and company -- Too good for the average man (On your toes) / George S. Irving and Kitty Carlisle -- It's love (Wonderful town) / Edie Adams -- There once was a man (Pajama game) / Janis Paige and Hal Linden -- Sing happy (Flora, the Red menace) / Karen Morrow -- Papa won't you dance with me? (High button shoes) / Nanette Fabray and Donald Saddler -- All my laughter (Fig leaves are falling) / Dorothy Loudon -- You're just in love (Call me Madam) / Elaine Stritch and Russell Nype -- Something to dance about (Call me Madam) / Chita Rivera -- Rodgers & Hart medley / Cast of La cage aux folles -- Little old New York (Tenderloin) / American Dance Machine -- Lonely town (On the town) / Larry Kert -- The name's La Guardia (Fiorello!) / Tom Bosley -- My darling, my darling (Where's Charley?) / Butterfly McQueen -- Bewitched, bothered and bewildered (Pal Joey) / Joy Abbott -- Step to the rear (How now, Dow Jones) / Elizabeth Ashley and company -- Heart (Damn Yankees) / The company.
Call Number
NCOV 611
OCLC
671790181
Title
Happy birthday, Mr. Abbott! [videorecording] / Produced by Barry Brown ; special material by Mark Waldrop ; directed by Fritz Holt ; [video producer] Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, Betty L. Corwin, director.
Imprint
New York, 1987.
Access
Restricted to qualified researchers.
Credits
Scenery designed by John Falabella ; costumes designed by Theoni V. Aldredge ; lighting designed by Natasha Katz ; musical direction by Donald Pippin ; new orchestrations by Chris Bankey, Michael Gibson, and Jim Tyler ; sound designed by Peter Fitzgerald ; costume coordinator, Suzy Benzinger ; musical staging by Dennis Callahan ; production coordinator, James Pentecost.
Cast
Speakers: Lillian Gish, Nanette Fabray, Carol Channing, Dorothy Loudon, Maureen Stapleton, Joan Caulfield, Gwen Verdon, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Richard Adler, Jule Styne, Albert Hague, Garson Kanin, José Ferrer, Peter Marshall, Keene Curtis, Jerome Robbins, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Tom Bosley, Jack Gilford, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Van Johnson, Harold Prince, Nedda Harrigan Logan, Joy Abbott, and George Abbott.
Performers: Arthur Rubin, Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes, Edie Adams, Nanette Fabray, June Havoc, Karen Morrow, Janis Paige, Elaine Stritch, Chita Rivera, Elizabeth Ashley, Kitty Carlisle, Dorothy Loudon, Butterfly McQueen, Joan Caulfield, George S. Irving, Hal Linden, Donald Saddler, Russell Nype, The cast of La cage aux folles, American Dance Machine, Larry Kert, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Tom Bosley, Jack Gilford, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Van Johnson, and Joy Abbott.
Event
Videotaped by The New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the Palace Theatre, New York, N.Y., June 22, 1987.
Summary
Tribute to Broadway director/producer George Abbott on the occasion of his 100th birthday. Features spoken tributes, reminiscences, and musical numbers from shows with which he was associated. Abbott speaks briefly at the conclusion of the program.
Local Subject
Tributes.
Added Author
Brown, Barry M., producer.
Waldrop, Mark.
Holt, Fritz, 1941-1987, director.
Falabella, John, set designer.
Aldredge, Theoni V, costume designer.
Katz, Natasha, lighting designer.
Pippin, Donald, conductor.
Bankey, Christopher, orchestrations.
Gibson, Michael, 1944-2005, orchestrations.
Tyler, Jim, 1929-2005, orchestrations.
Fitzgerald, Peter (Peter J.), sound designer.
Benzinger, Suzy, costume designer.
Callahan, Dennis, choreographer.
Pentecost, James, production personnel.
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993, speaker.
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993, performer.
Fabray, Nanette, speaker.
Fabray, Nanette, performer.
Channing, Carol, speaker.
Loudon, Dorothy, speaker.
Loudon, Dorothy, performer.
Stapleton, Maureen, speaker.
Caulfield, Joan, 1922-1991, speaker.
Caulfield, Joan, 1922-1991, performer.
Verdon, Gwen, speaker.
Comden, Betty, speaker.
Green, Adolph, speaker.
Adler, Richard, 1921-2012, speaker.
Styne, Jule, 1905-1994, speaker.
Hague, Albert, 1920-2001, speaker.
Kanin, Garson, 1912-1999, speaker.
Ferrer, José, 1912-1992, speaker.
Marshall, Peter, 1927 March 30- speaker.
Curtis, Keene, 1923-2002, speaker.
Robbins, Jerome, speaker.
Bock, Jerry, speaker.
Bock, Jerry, performer.
Harnick, Sheldon, speaker.
Harnick, Sheldon, performer.
Bosley, Tom, performer.
Bosley, Tom, speaker.
Gilford, Jack, speaker.
Gilford, Jack, performer.
Sullivan, Jo, speaker.
Sullivan, Jo, performer.
Johnson, Van, 1916-2008, performer.
Johnson, Van, 1916-2008, speaker.
Prince, Harold, 1928-2019, speaker.
Logan, Nedda Harrigan, speaker.
Abbott, Joy, speaker.
Abbott, Joy, performer.
Abbott, George, 1887-1995, speaker.
Rubin, Arthur, performer.
Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993, performer.
Adams, Edie, 1927-2008, performer.
Havoc, June, performer.
Morrow, Karen, performer.
Paige, Janis, performer.
Stritch, Elaine, performer.
Rivera, Chita, performer.
Ashley, Elizabeth, 1939- performer.
Carlisle, Kitty, 1910-2007, performer.
McQueen, Butterfly, performer.
Irving, George S., performer.
Linden, Hal, performer.
Saddler, Donald, performer.
Nype, Russell, 1920-2018, performer.
American Dance Machine (Dance troupe)
Kert, Larry, performer.
Corwin, Betty L.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Billy Rose Theatre Division. Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
Research Call Number
NCOV 611
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