I Can Get It For You Wholesale


I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE takes place in the 1930s in New York City’s garment district. We follow Harry Bogen, an ambitious, unscrupulous businessman who lies and steals in order to get to the top.

Music samples provided courtesy of Masterworks Broadway Records and Warner-Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • Harry Bogen is an ambitious, unscrupulous young businessman in the 1930s New York City garment industry. He will stop at nothing to get to the top: he lies to his mother and his girlfriend, Ruthie Rivkin, who try to help him become a better person, but he embezzles company funds from Apex Modes and betrays his friends and partners. Harry leaves Ruthie to take up with Martha Mills, a dancer in Club Rio Rhumba, but when he loses his friends and goes bankrupt, his mother and Ruthie stand by him.

  • Book by Jerome Weidman
    Music and Lyrics by Harold Rome

  • Instrumentation: 17 Parts

    2 Violin A
    1 Violin B
    1 Cello
    1 Bass
    1 Reed I: Piccolo, Flute, clarinet & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed II: Flute, Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
    1 Reed III: Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, & Tenor Saxophone
    1 Reed IV: Flute, clarinet, Bass Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone
    1 Reed V: Clarinet, Bassoon & Baritone Saxophone
    1 Horn
    1 Trumpets I & II
    1 Trumpet III
    1 Trombone I
    1 Trombone II
    2 Percussion I & II

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book for Director
    15     Prompt Books for Cast
    7       Conductor Scores for Principal Characters

  • Miss Marmelstein
    Maurice Pulvermacher
    Meyer Bushkin
    Harry Bogen
    Ruthie Rivkin
    Mrs. Bogen
    Blanche Bushkin
    Teddy Asch
    Delivery Boy
    Western Union Boy
    Sheldon Bushkin

  • I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE ran on Broadway at the Shubert and Broadway Theatres for 300 performances after opening on March 22, 1962. It starred Elliott Gould, Lilian Roth and Marilyn Cooper, and it marked the Broadway debut of Barbra Streisand as Miss Marmelstein.

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