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What Makes Sammy Run?

Description

WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN? is based on Budd Schulberg’s novel about Sammy Glick, a kid from New York’s Lower East Side, who is determined to escape the ghetto there and seek opportunity and success in Hollywood, even if it requires deception and betrayal.

Synopsis

A ruthlessly ambitious young man schemes his way to the top of the Hollywood-studio food chain, betraying friends and lovers in his wake, in Ervin Drake, Budd and Stuart Schulberg’s musical adaptation of Budd Schulberg’s novel.

Credits

WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN?
Based on the Novel by Budd Schulberg
Music and Lyrics by Ervin Drake
Book by Budd and Stuart Schulberg
Original Production Directed by Abe Burrows
Produced for the Broadway Stage by Joseph Cates

Such credits to the authors for all purposes shall be in type size equal to or greater than that of any other credits except for that of the star(s) above the title. In the programs, the credits shall appear on the title page thereof.

The title page of the program shall contain the following announcement in type size at least one-half the size of the authors’ credits:

WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN?
is presented by arrangement with
TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022

Orchestration

Full Orchestration

3 Violins ABC
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass

1 Reed I: Flute, Piccolo, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Alto Sax (Or: Clarinet and Alto Sax)
1 Reed II: Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute (Or “C” FLUTE), Clarinet, Alto Sax
1 Reed III: Clarinet, Tenor Sax (and optional Oboe & English Horn)
1 Reed IV: Clarinet, Tenor Sax (and optional Flute)
1 Reed V: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet Alto Sax, Baritone Sax (and optional Bassoon)

2 Trumpet I & II
1 Trumpet III
1 Trombone I
1 Trombone II
1 Trombone III

1 Percussion:
    Timpani (2)
    Bass Drum
    Bells
    Xylophone
    Snare Drum
    Tom Toms (3 Pitches)
    Oriental Drums (2 Pitches)
    Cymbals: Suspended, Hi-Hat, Hand
    Tam Tam
    Chimes (F and C)
    Wood Blocks (2 Pitches)
    Tambourine
    Triangle
    Castanets
    Cowbell
    Wind Whistle or Siren

1 Guitar and Banjo

  Piano-Organ-Celeste (Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with rehearsal material).

Rehearsal Materials

1       Piano Conductor’s Score (Two volume set)
1       Prompt Book for Director
27     Prompt Books for Cast
30     Chorus Parts

Cast List

Al Manheim
Osborn
Sammy Glick
O’Brien
Reporter
Henry
Julian Blumberg
Tracy Clark
Rita Rio
Slave Master
Lucky Dugan
Sheik Orsini
Technical Advisor
Sidney Fineman
Guard
Columnist
Kit Sargent
Grip
H. L. Harrington
Laurette Harrington
Man
Seymour Glick
Gino
Philippe Grandel
Photographer

Singing Ensemble
Dancing Ensemble
Swing Couple

Brief History

WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN? opened on Broadway at the 54th Street Theatre, February February 27, 1964 and played for 540 performances starring Steve Lawrence, Robert Alda and Sally Ann Howes.