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This is a rare souvenir program (with a broadside insert) from the Lyric Theatre Guild production of the FRANZ LEHAR, SIDNEY SHELDON and BEN ROBERTS Operetta "THE MERRY WIDOW" in Los Angeles, California. (The Original Broadway production opened October 21st, 1907 at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City and ran for 416 performances.) ..... The musical starred JAN KIEPURA as "Prince Danilo" and MARTA EGGERTH as "Sonia" (the Merry Widow) and featured SHELLEY WINTERS (fifth scanned image), JOHN HARROLD, ALEX GERRY, NILS LANDIN, XENIA BANK, CLARE ALDEN, GENE RAMEY, ALAN VAUGHAN, RALPH LEWIS, JACK FINCH, NORMAN BUDD, LEE EVANS, ROSEMARY STORMER, MIRIAM LANGLEY, JANE CASH, CAROL COLE, ALFONSO PEDROZA, MILADA MLADOVA and GEORGE ZORITCH ..... Historical Background: "THE MERRY WIDOW" ("Die Lustige Witwe") premiered on December 30th, 1905 at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria and was Lehar's first major success, becoming internationally the best-known operetta of its era. Lehar subsequently made changes for productions in London in 1907 (adding two new numbers), and Berlin in the 1920's, but the definitive version is basically that of the original production ..... CREDITS: Music by FRANZ LEHAR ("The Merry Widow", "Gypsy Love", "The Count of Luxembourg", "The Ziegfeld Follies of 1916", "Frederika"); New Book by SIDNEY SHELDON and BEN ROBERTS; Lyrics by ADRIAN ROSS; Costumes designed by FREDDIE KUWALSKY; Choreographed by EDWARD BRINKMANN; Directed by FELIX BRENTANO; Produced by EUGENE HASKELL ..... DETAILS: The oversized twenty page program measures 8 1/2" X 11" inches and includes full production credits, cast list, musical numbers, photos and bios of each of the leading actors, promotional and historical text and several production photos. Includes a single page broadside with cast list, synopsis of scenes and musical numbers ..... CONDITION: Light edge wear, otherwise excellent.