Hazel Flagg

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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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  • Brief History
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  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book

  • (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

  • 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)

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