Shows "I"

I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE A Musical Play in Two Acts, a Prologue and 17 Scenes. Book by Jerome Weidman based on his novel of the same name. Music and lyrics by Harold Rome. Sam S. Shubert Theatre, New York - 22 March 1962 (300 perfs) Synopsis I Can Get It for You Wholesale takes a hard-boiled look at the cut-throat world of New York's garment district projecting itself as a contemporary piece with a dateless story. Harry Bogen is cold, pushy, and determined — determined to rise to the top by whatever means are required. He starts as a small-time strike breaker, moves into the garment business with a few partners, and then shoves them out of his way. He ignores the pleas of his good-hearted mother and his adoring girlfriend and neighbour, Ruthie Rivkin, to act ethically. He would even ditch Ruthie for a cheap, flamboyant nightclub performer, Martha Mills. When, after all his machinations, he ends up a bankrupt, only his mother and Ruthie are there to console him. The ending does not necessarily imply that simplicity and goodness are the best rewards but only that Harry is neither ruthless nor cunning enough to attain his goals. CAST - (in order of appearance): Miss Marmelstein Maurice Pulvermacher Meyer Bushkin Harry Bogen Tootsie Maltz Ruthie Rivkin Mrs. Bogen Martha Mills Mario Mitzi Eddie Blanche Bushkin Teddy Asch Buggo Miss Springer Velma Lenny Norman Manette Gail Rosaline Noodle Sam Moxie Sheldon Bushkin Edith MUSICAL NUMBERS 1. (He's Not a) Well Man - Miss Marmelstein,Maurice 2. The Way Things Are - Harry 3. When Gemini Meets Capricorn - Ruthie, Harry 4. Momma, Momma - Harry, Mrs. Bogen 5. The Sound of Money -Harry, Martha, Mitzi, Mario, Eddie 6. (The) Family Way - Mrs. Bogen, Harry, Ruthie, Teddy, Blanche, Meyer 7. Too Soon - Mrs. Bogen 8. Who Knows? - Ruthie 9. Have I Told You Lately? - Blanche, Meyer 10. Ballad of the Garment Trade - Miss Marmelstein, Ruthie, Blanche, Harry, Teddy, Meyer, Company 11. A Gift Today - Sheldon, Harry, Mrs. Bogen, Blanche, Meyer, Ruthie 12. Dance - Blanche, Meyer, Sheldon