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Do I Hear A Waltz?

This musical was based on Arthur Laurents' play The Time of the Cuckoo, with a book by Laurents and music by Richard Rodgers. Leona Samish is an American spinster visiting in Venice who falls in love with a married man, Renato Di Rossi.

Includes the songs "We're Gonna Be All Right" and "Do I Hear a Waltz?"

Show Data

Original Broadway Production Info:

Opened March 18, 1965
Closed September 25, 1965
Ran 220 Performances
Theatre 46th Street Theatre
Music Richard Rodgers
Lyrics Stephen Sondheim
Book Arthur Laurents
Producer Richard Rodgers
Director John Dexter
Sets Designer Beni Montresor
Costumes Designer Beni Montresor
Lighting Designer Jules Fisher
Choreography Herbert Ross
  Wakefield Poole
Musical Direction Frederick Dvonch
Orchestrations Ralph Burns

Musical Numbers:

  1. Overture
  2. Someone Woke Up
  3. This Week Americans
  4. What Do We Do? We Fly!
  5. Someone Like You
  6. Bargaining
  7. Here We Are Again
  8. Thinking
  9. No Understand
  10. Take the Moment
  11. Moon in My Window
  12. We're Gonna Be All Right
  13. Do I Hear a Waltz?
  14. Stay
  15. Perfectly Lovely Couple
  16. Thank You So Much
  17. Finale
Cut Songs:

  1. Perhaps
  2. Two by Two
  3. Philadelphia
  4. Everybody Loves Leona

Original Broadway Cast:

Leona Samish Elizabeth Allen
Mauro Christopher Votos
Signora Fioria Carol Bruce
Eddie Yaeger Stuart Damon
Jennifer Yaeger Julienne Marie
Mrs. McIlhenny Madeleine Sherwood
Mr. McIlhenny Jack Manning
Giovanna Fleury D'Antonakis
Vito James Dybas
Renato Di Rossi Sergio Franchi
Man on Bridge Michael Lamont
Mrs. Victoria Haslam Helon Blount
Singers Darrel Askey
  Sydnee Balaber
  Bill Berrian
  Helon Blount
  Rudy Challenger
  Pat Kelly
  Liz Lamkin
  Michael Lamont
  James Luisi
  Jack Murray
  Carl Nicholas
  Candida Pilla
  Casper Roos
  Bernice Saunders
  Liza Stuart
Dancers Jere Admire
  Bob Bishop
  Wayne De Rammelaere
  Steve Jacobs
  Sandy Leeds
  Joe Nelson
  Janice Peta
  Walter Stratton
  Nancy Van Rijn
  Mary Zahn


  1. Original Broadway Cast, 1965
    (Sony, SK 48206)


1965 Tony Awards - 3 nominations, 0 wins

Secondary performance rights handled by Rodgers and Hammerstein Theater Library

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