Theatre Program Billion Dollar Baby Musical by Betty Comden & Adolph Green opened at the Alvin Theatre in NYC December 21, 1945 for 220 performances.
Though not a great success at the time, it boasted a notable staff:
Directed by George Abbot (1887-1995) who performed, directed and acted as "play doctor" in 130 productions from 1913 to 1989, the longest such career in American theater history.
Music by Morton Gould
Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Starred Mitzi Green and Jon McCracken
This colorful, well designed stapled 16 page original production program has 46 photographs of performers, staff and production scenes.
It features brief essays and pictures of Paul Feigay, Oliver Smith, George Abbott, Mitzi Green, Joan McCracken, Bill Tabbert, David Burns, Robert Chisholm, Don De Leo, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Morton Gould, Jerome Robbins, Danny Daniels, Shirley Van, Emily Ross, James Mitchell, Bill Skipper, Max Goberman and Irene Sharaff.
The program measures 8 3/4 inches by 11 3/4 inches and is in goof firm condition--no marks or tears, but people have hands.