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.
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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.
Book by Budd Schulberg and Stuart Schulberg
Music and Lyrics by Ervin M. Drake
Instrumentation: 18 Parts
3 Violins ABC
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)
1 Trumpets I & II
1 Trumpet III
1 Trombone I
1 Trombone II
1 Trombone III
Tom Toms (3 Pitches)
Oriental Drums (2 Pitches)
Cymbals: Suspended, Hi-Hat, Hand
Chimes (F and C)
Wood Blocks (2 Pitches)
Wind Whistle or Siren
1 Guitar and Banjo
Piano-Organ-Celeste (Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with rehearsal material).
1 Piano Conductor’s Score (Act I)
1 Piano Conductor’s Score (Act II)
1 Prompt Book
27 Prompt Books for Dialogue Parts
30 Chorus Parts
H. L. Harrington
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.
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