David Merrick "Irma La Douce" 1960 Playbill Signed Autograph
Playbill for the Plymouth Theatre-"Irma La Douce"-1960-6" X 9"-32 pages-theatre program. This vintage Playbill features the 1960 David Merrick production of "Irma La Douce".Irma La Douce is a musical with music by Marguerite Monnot and French lyrics and book by Alexandre Breffort. The English lyrics and book are by Julian More, David Heneker and Monty Norman. It was first produced in Paris in 1956.
The musical premiered in Paris at the Théâtre Gramont on November 12, 1956 where it ran for 4 years. It was produced in the West End at the Lyric Theatre opening on July 17, 1958, running for 1,512 performances, for 3 years.  In London, the musical was directed by Peter Brook with choreography by John Heawood, and starred Keith Michell as Nestor, Elizabeth Seal as Irma, and Clive Revill.Irma La Douce opened on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on September 29, 1960, moved to the Alvin Theatre on October 30, 1961, and closed on December 31, 1961 after 524 performances. The production was directed by Peter Brook with choreography by Onna White. Repeating their roles from the London production were Michell, Seal, and Revill. Stuart Damon and Fred Gwynne also were featured....David Merrick (November 27, 1911 – April 25, 2000) was a prolific Tony Award-winning American theatrical producer.The Playbill has been autographed on the front by David Merrick with a fountain pen in blue..............BOTH PLAYBILL AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION............