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This is an ORIGINAL 72 page PERFORMING ARTS CALIFORNIA Theater PROGRAM, measuring 8-1/2" x 5-1/3" featuring great artwork to promote the stage production of

JERRY'S GIRLS

Director:

Larry Alford.

This Program is from September 1984 features a cover art of the leads. Inside it has breakdown of the play plus bios and information on the cast. There is also photos from DREAMGIRLS, A CHORUS LINE and BRIGHT BEACH MEMOIRS. Nice OLD THEATRE Program!!

Jerry's Girls is a musical revue based on the songs of composer/lyricist Jerry Herman.

Created by Herman and Larry Alford in 1981, the show originated as a modest presentation at Onstage, a nightclub located in the theatre district in midtown-Manhattan (New York City). Writing in The New York Times, John S. Wilson called it "a brilliantly lively and scintillating evening of cabaret."

After La Cage aux Folles opened to rave reviews two years later, producer Zev Bufman approached the pair and suggested they mount a full-scale, all-star version. On February 28, 1984, the expanded Jerry's Girls premiered at the Royal Poinciana Playhouse in Palm Beach, Florida, with Carol Channing, Andrea McArdle, and Leslie Uggams, backed by an all-female chorus, recreating scenes and songs from Herman's hits, including Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and Mack and Mabel. Jerry's Girls, the show's opening number set to the music of "It's Today" from Mame, enumerated the many actresses who had appeared in Herman productions over the years. An original cast recording was released by Polydor Records.

After fourteen previews, the Broadway production, directed by Alford and choreographed by Wayne Cilento, opened on December 18, 1985 at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 141 performances. Uggams was joined by new cast members Dorothy Loudon and Chita Rivera. Frank Rich of The New York Times wrote "The only thing that Jerry's Girls has in common with a bona fide Jerry Herman musical is that it occupies the St. James, the theater where Dolly once promised she'd never go away again ... Whatever the point of the all-female cast, one must still wonder why the show's particular female stars were chosen. None of them have been associated with Mr. Herman's musicals. Only one (Miss Uggams) is primarily a singer. All three have strident mannerisms that the director, Larry Alford, takes sadistic glee in calling to our attention."

Chita Rivera was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical.

Original cast album song list

Act I

Jerry's Girls

It Takes a Woman/Put On Your Sunday Clothes (from Hello, Dolly!)

It Only Takes a Moment (from Hello, Dolly!)

Wherever He Ain't (from Mack & Mabel)

We Need a Little Christmas (from Mame)

I Won't Send Roses (from Mack & Mabel)

Tap Your Troubles Away (from Mack & Mabel)

Two-a-Day (from Parade, A Musical Revue)

Bosom Buddies (from Mame)

The Man in the Moon (from Mame)

So Long Dearie (from Hello, Dolly!)

Take It All Off

Two-a-Day (reprise)

Shalom (from Milk and Honey)

Milk and Honey (from Milk and Honey)

Show Tune (from Parade, A Musical Revue)

If He Walked Into My Life (from Mame)

Hello Dolly! (from Hello, Dolly!)

Act II

Entr'acte

Just Go to the Movies (from A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine)

Movies Were Movies (from Mack & Mabel)

Look What Happened to Mabel (from Mack & Mabel)

Nelson (from A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine)

Just Go to the Movies (reprise)

Time Heals Everything (from Mack & Mabel)

It's Today (from Mame)

Mame ( from Mame)

Kiss Her Now (from Dear World)

That's How Young I Feel (from Mame)

Open A New Window (from Mame)

Gooch's Song (from Mame)

Before the Parade Passes By (from Hello, Dolly!)

I Don't Want To Know (from Dear World)

Song On the Sand (from La Cage aux Folles)

I Am What I Am (from La Cage aux Folles)

The Best of Times (from La Cage aux Folles)

Jerry's Turn (Jerry Herman and his Girls)

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MORE INFO ON ANDIE McARDLE: Andrea McArdle (born November 5, 1963) is an American singer and actress best known for playing Annie in the Broadway musical Annie, as well as for her alto range and strong vocal belt.

She was born in Philadelphia. While studying dance as a child, she was spotted by a talent agent who got her work in a number of television commercials, which led to her two-and-a-half year stint on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow. She also appeared on Al Alberts Showcase, a local televised talent show in Philadelphia.

McArdle's break came in early 1977 when she was pulled from the chorus of orphans to replace Kristen Vigard, the original Annie in the Broadway musical Annie, during rehearsals. The show was a critical and commercial smash, and she became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. She lost to co-star Dorothy Loudon--who played Miss Hannigan—but did receive the Theater World and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her performance. In April 1978, she opened in London's West End production. She appeared several times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1977-79, on one occasion accompanied by Liberace. She also appeared more than once on the Mike Douglas Show, singing with Kristy McNichol, Stephanie Mills, Liberace and Don Rickles.

She also appeared on Welcome Back Kotter, playing Arnold Horshack's younger sister.

Her first assignment after returning to the States was the role of Judy Garland in NBC's telepic Rainbow, but throughout her career she has concentrated primarily on performing in musical theater and cabarets. Her credits include Les Misérables (both on Broadway and in the national tour), Jerry's Girls (a revue of Jerry Herman songs co-starring Carol Channing and Leslie Uggams), Beauty and the Beast, Starlight Express, Meet Me In St. Louis, Wizard of Oz, They're Playing Our Song, and another celebrated Annie in Irving Berlin's classic, Annie Get Your Gun. She briefly appeared in the 1999 Rob Marshall-directed TV version of Annie, singing the "Star To Be" segment of the song "N.Y.C."

McArdle has performed in the showrooms of many of the casino hotels in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and in cabarets such as Odette's in New Hope, Pennsylvania and the King Cole Room at the St. Regis Hotel and Freddy's Supper Club in Manhattan. McArdle is once again starring in the musical Annie with the North Carolina Theatre Company, although she ironically now portrays the role of Miss Hannigan, at odds with her former character.

Her CD, Andrea McArdle on Broadway, was arranged and produced by her ex-husband, composer Edd Kalehoff, who also collaborated with her on an album of Christmas songs that was released in conjunction with her Family Christmas Show at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Christmas show, "Andrea McArdle's Family Christmas" ran for three Christmas' and featured dancers, singers and acrobats from Encore Productions in South Jersey. Divorced in August 2011, the couple had one daughter, Alexis Kalehoff, a performer who has appeared with her mother in Les Miz.

McArdle returned to Annie at Musical Theatre West in Long Beach, California, as Miss Hannigan from October 29 - November 14, 2010.

Andrea will take part in the New York Musical Theatre Festival's (NYMF) production of Greenwood the Musical this fall co-starring Felicia Finley.

MORE INFO ON LESLIE UGGAMS:

Leslie Uggams (born May 25, 1943, New York City) is an American actress and singer, perhaps best known for her work in Hallelujah, Baby! and the miniseries Roots. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.

Uggams was born in New York City. Her father was a singer and her mother was a dancer. She attended the Professional Children's School of New York and Juilliard.

Uggams started in show business as a child in 1950, playing the niece of Ethel Waters on Beulah. Uggams made her singing debut on the Lawrence Welk Show and was a regular on Sing Along with Mitch, starring record producer-conductor Mitch Miller.[1]In 1960, she sang, off-screen, "Give Me That Old Time Religion" in the film Inherit the Wind. Uggams came to be recognized by TV audiences as an upcoming teen talent in 1954 on the NBC/CBS hit musical quiz show series "Name That Tune" (1953-9) along with child hitmaker Eddie Hodges.

Her records "One More Sunrise"(an English-language cover of Ivo Robic's "Morgen", 1959) and "House Built On Sand" made Billboard Magazine's charts.

She appeared in her own television variety show, The Leslie Uggams Show in 1969. This was the "first network variety show to feature an African-American host since the mid-1950s Nat "King" Cole Show."[2] She had a lead role in the 1977 miniseries Roots, for which she received an Emmy nomination, as Kizzy. She also made guest appearances on such television programs as Hollywood Squares, Fantasy, The Muppet Show, and Magnum, P.I..

In 1996, Uggams played the role of Rose Keefer on All My Children.

Uggams starred in the 1975 film Poor Pretty Eddie, in which she played a popular singer who, upon being stranded in the deep South, is abused and humiliated by the perverse denizens of a backwoods town.

Uggams was picked to star in Hallelujah, Baby! after Lena Horne declined the role of Georgina. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1967 and "created a new star" in Uggams. She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical (in a tie with Patricia Routledge).She appeared on Broadway in the revue Blues in the Night in 1982 and in the musical revue of the works of Jerry Herman, Jerry's Girls in 1985.

Uggams replaced Patti LuPone as Reno Sweeney in the Lincoln Center revival of Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes on Broadway in March 1989. She had played Reno in a US tour in 1988-1989. Later Broadway roles include Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2003 - 2004) and Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond at the Kennedy Center in 2004 and on Broadway at the Cort Theatre in 2005. She will again play Muzzy in The Muny production of Thoroughly Modern Millie in June 2012.

In 2001 she appeared in the August Wilson play King Hedley II, receiving a nomination for the Tony Award, Best Actress in a Play.

In January 2009, Uggams played Lena Horne in a production of the stage musical Stormy Weather at the Pasadena Playhouse in California.

In June 2012, Uggams played Muzzy in a production of "Thorougly Modern Millie" at the Muny in Saint Louis, Missouri.

MORE INFO ON CAROL CHANNING: Carol Elaine Channing (born January 31, 1921, Seattle, Washington) is an American singer and actress. She is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for her role on the Broadway stage as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!

She is world renowned for her reedy voice, her wide eyes and smile, and her star presence. Her distinctive voice and persona are frequently parodied.

Channing was born in Seattle, Washington to George and Carol n?e Glaser, and was their only child. Her father was a journalist, whose newspaper career took the family to San Francisco when Channing was only two weeks old. She went to school at Aptos Junior High School, where she met and fell in love with an Armenian-American boy named Harry Kullijian. They lost touch when she went to Lowell High School in San Francisco. At Lowell, Channing was a member of its famed Lowell Forensic Society, the nation's oldest high school debate team.

According to Channing's memoirs, when she left home to attend Bennington College in Vermont, her mother informed her that her father, a journalist who Carol had believed was born in Rhode Island, had in fact been born in Augusta, Georgia to a German American father and an African American mother. According to Channing's account, her mother reportedly didn't want [Channing] to be surprised "if she had a black baby". Channing kept this a secret to avoid any problems on Broadway and in Hollywood, ultimately revealing it only in her autobiography, Just Lucky I Guess , published in 2002 when she was 81 years old. Channing's autobiography, containing a photograph of her mother, does not have any photos of her father or son. Her book also states that her father's birth certificate was destroyed in a fire.

Channing was introduced to the stage while doing church work for her mother. In a 2005 interview with the Austin Chronicle, Channing recounted this experience:

"My mother said, 'Carol, would you like to help me distribute Christian Science Monitors backstage at the live theatres in San Francisco?' And I said, 'All right, I'll help you.' I don't know how old I was. I must have been little. We went through the stage door alley [for the Curran Theatre], and I couldn't get the stage door open. My mother came and opened it very easily. Anyway, my mother went to put the Monitors where they were supposed to go for the actors and the crew and the musicians, and she left me alone. And I stood there and realized ? I'll never forget it because it came over me so strongly ? that this is a temple. This is a cathedral. It's a mosque. It's a mother church. This is for people who have gotten a glimpse of creation and all they do is recreate it. I stood there and wanted to kiss the floorboards."

Channing's first job on stage in New York was in Marc Blitzstein's No For an Answer, which was given two special Sunday performances starting January 5, 1941 at the Mecca Temple (later New York's City Center). Channing then moved to Broadway for Let's Face It!, in which she was an understudy for Eve Arden. Decades later, Arden would play "Dolly" in a road company after Channing finally relinquished the role.

Five years later, Channing had a featured role in a revue, Lend an Ear. She was spotted by author Anita Loos and cast in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as Lorelei Lee, the role that brought her to prominence. (Her signature song from the production was Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.) Channing's persona was strikingly like that of the character: simultaneously smart yet scattered, na?ve yet worldly.

Channing came to national prominence as the star of Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly! She never missed a performance during her run, attributing her good health to her Christian Science faith. Her performance won her the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, in a year when her chief competition was Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl. She was deeply disappointed when Streisand, who many believed to be far too young for the role, signed on to play the role of Dolly Levi in the film, which also starred Walter Matthau and Michael Crawford.

She reprised the role of Lorelei Lee in the musical Lorelei. She also appeared in two New York revivals of Hello, Dolly!, and toured with it extensively throughout the United States. She also appeared in a number of movies, including the cult film Skidoo and Thoroughly Modern Millie, opposite Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore. For Millie she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 1966 she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre. During her film career she also made some TV show cameos and did voice overs in cartoons. One of her best known voice over roles was Canina LeFur in the Disney show Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers.

Channing was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995, and an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts by California State University, Stanislaus in 2004.That same year, she received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. She and husband Harry are active in promoting arts education in California schools. The couple resides in the Central Valley, California city of Modesto.

She has been married four times. Her first husband, Theodore Naidish, was a writer. Her second, Alexander Carson, played center for the Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian football team. They had one son, Channing, who took his stepfather's surname and is now a Pulitzer-prize-nominated cartoonist publishing under the name Chan Lowe. In 1956 she married her manager and publicist, Charles Lowe. They remained married for 42 years, but she abruptly filed for divorce in 1998. He died before the divorce was finalized. After Lowe's death and until shortly before her fourth marriage, the actress's companion was Roger Denny, an interior decorator.

On May 10, 2003, she married Harry Kullijian, her fourth husband and junior high school sweetheart, who reunited with her after she mentioned him fondly in her memoir. The two performed at their old junior high school, which had become Aptos Middle School, in a benefit for the school. At Lowell High School, they renamed the school's auditorium "The Carol Channing Theatre" in her honor. The City of San Francisco, California proclaimed February 25, 2002 to be Carol Channing Day, for her advocacy of gay rights and her appearance as the celebrity host of the Gay Pride Day festivities in Hollywood. She shared the stage with Richard Skipper, a Carol Channing tribute artist.

MORE INFO ON HIRSCHFELD: Famous caricaturist of Broadway and movie stars since the 1920s.

On what would have been his 100th birthday - June 21, 2003 - the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway was renamed the Al Hirschfeld Theater.

Hirschfeld called French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec a major influence on his work.

His father, Isaac, was a "house husband," staying home and caring for the children while Hirschfeld's mother, Rebecca, went out and supported the family.

His first theatrical caricature (of ) was published by the New York Herald Tribune in 1926.

His widow Louise and her late husband, , were good friends of Hirschfeld and his late wife, Dolly.

CBS hired Hirschfeld to draw caricatures of the casts of its entire 1963 Fall schedule. His sketch of (from "Lucy Show, The" (1962)) was later reproduced by the Museum of Broadcasting for its First Lady of Comedy tribute poster in 1984.

Since his caricature of appeared in the 29 January 1928 New York Times, Hirschfeld's work for the paper (an estimated 7,000 pieces) was done on a freelance basis; in 1990, the Times offered him a contract.

The youngest of three brothers.

To be caricatured by Hirschfeld was considered a milestone for an artist, a sign that he or she had made an indelible mark in their chosen field.

Daughter 'Nina Hirschfeld' was born on 20 October 1945. Finding the "Ninas" in his caricatures became an American ritual. The U.S. Department of Defense used his drawings in an exercise, blowing them up on a giant screen and giving 100 pilots 20 seconds to find the hidden "Ninas."

In 1991, the United States Postal Service released five stamps it commissioned from Hirschfeld: Laurel & Hardy, , & Charlie McCarthy, Abbott & Costello, and . A new series was issued in 1994: Rudolf Valentino, , , , , the Keystone Cops, , , , and . For the first and only time, the USPS allowed the artist's name and hidden writing in both issues ("NINA," of course).

Co-edited a satirical journal, Americana, with Alexander King in the early 1930s.

Because he was considered a living civic institution, Hirschfeld was officially designated a landmark in 1996 by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

Drew 37 covers for TV Guide.

In 1975, he received a Special Tony Award "for 50 years of theatrical cartoons."

He was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Arts in 2002 from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Was heavily critical of early Disney animation for its pervasive realism. Years later, however, Disney would cite his drawings as inspiration in films like "Aladdin" and "Fantasia 2000."

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