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Hazel Flagg

Description

HAZEL FLAGG is based on the film Nothing Sacred, with screenplay by Ben Hecht from a story by James Street. A Vermont girl becomes the center of media attention when she is wrongly believed to be sick from radium poisoning. Music samples provided courtesy of Sepia Records and Warner/Chappell Music Inc.

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Synopsis

Wallace Cook, a writer for Everywhere Magazine, suggests that his editor should run an article about small-town girl Hazel Flagg, purportedly dying from exposure to radium. Cook invites her to New York City for an interview. After accepting she discovers that she was misdiagnosed but, eager to visit the big city, decides not to reveal the truth and becomes a media darling embraced by a public deeply moved by her sad story.

Credits

Book by Ben Hecht
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Hilliard

Orchestration

Instrumentation: 21 Parts

1 Violin A
1 Violin B
1 Violin C
1 Violin D
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass
1 Reed I: Clarinet, Alto Saxophone & Flute
1 Reed II: Clarinet, Alto Saxophone & Bass Clarinet
1 Reed III: Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Oboe & English Horn
1 Reed IV: Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Flute & Piccolo
1 Reed V: Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone & Bassoon
1 Horn
1 Trumpets I & II
1 Trumpet III
1 Trombone I
1 Trombone II
1 Tuba
1 Percussion
1 Piano
1 Guitar-Banjo
Piano-Celeste

Rehearsal Materials

1       Piano Conductor’s Score
1       Prompt Book

Cast List

(In order of appearance)

Oleander
Cook
Laura
Editors
Heyer
Craig
Bartis
Campbell
Harmon
Foley
Towbin
Hendricks
Randall
Billings
Hazel
Downer
Jenkins
Shelby
Keating
Newsie
Love
Reeder
Cop
Hawker
Morton
Martin
Bookie
Whitey
Crichton
Carter
Lambert
Bell Boys
Lavian
Winter Bottom
6th Avenue
10th Avenue
Waiter
Autograph Hunters
Hollingsworth
Willie
Dillon
Holland
Egelhofer
Lori
Virginia
Spaeth
Weber
Lenn
First Official
Second Official

Villagers, Girls, Merchants

Brief History

HAZEL FLAGG played for 190 performances on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre starring Helen Gallagher as the title character.

Awards (1953)

2 Tony Awards for Actor and Costume Design
The Theatre World Award for outstanding performance (Sheree North)