Little Mary Sunshine

Name: Orpheum Theatre
Address: 126 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Production Details
Opening date: November 18, 1959
Closing date: June 18, 1961
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Cynthia Baer Producer
Howard Barker Producer
Robert Chambers Producer
Rick Besoyan Book
Rick Besoyan Lyricist
Rick Besoyan Composer
Ray Harrison Director
Ray Harrison Choreographer
Howard Barker Set Designer
Howard Barker Costume Designer
Bob Ullman Press Representative
Edward Royce Stage Manager
Jack Holmes Musical Arrangements
Rick Besoyan Vocal Arrangements

Actor Role
John Aniston Chief Brown Bear
Sally Bramlette Mabel
Eileen Brennan Little Mary Sunshine
Robert Chambers Fleet Foot
Mark Destin Hank
William Graham Captain "Big Jim" Warrington
Rita Howell Henrietta
Arthur Hunt Slim
Ray James Yellow Feather
Elaine Labour Gwendolyn
Floria Mari Cora
John McMartin Cpl.
Jerry Melo Pete
Elizabeth Parrish Mme. Ernestine Von Liebedich
Ed Riley Buster
Mario Siletti General l'Oscar Fairfax
Jana Stuart Maud
Joe Warfield Tex
Elmarie Wendel Nancy Twinkle
Replacement Credits

Actor Role
Chanin Hale Nancy
Marian Mercer Little Mary Sunshine

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Award Person / Company Function
1 WON 1960 Obie Award, Best Actress Eileen Brennan Actor
2 WON 1960 Theatre World Award Eileen Brennan Actor
3 WON 1960 Theatre World Award John McMartin Actor
Little Mary Sunshine moved from the Orpheum Theatre to the Players Theatre to the Cherry Lane Theatre before moving back to the Players Theatre where it closed on September 9, 1962 after 1143 performances.