Legs Diamond

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The Almost Totally Fictitious Musical History of Legs Diamond  follows the travails of its title character, a Depression-era mobster who wants to break into show business.

The musical opened on Broadway on December 26, 1988 and closed on February 19, 1989 after 64 performances and 72 previews.

It received three Tony Award nominations.

Many of the songs are familiar including When I Get My Name in Lights plus some rarely heard Peter Allen gems.

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Plot / Synopsis

 

  • Prelude/When I Get My Name in Lights - Orchestra, Jack, Ensemble
  • Speakeasy - Madge, Ensemble
  • Applause - Flo, The Hotsy Totsy Girls
  • Knockers - Jack, The Hotsy Totsy Girls
  • I Was Made for Champagne – Kiki, The Tropicabana Dancers
  • Tropican Rhumba – Jack, Kiki
  • Sure Thing Baby – Jack
  • Speakeasy Christmas – The Hotsy Totsy Girls
  • Charge It to A. R. – Augie, Bones, Moran, A. R., A.R.'s Gang
  • Only an Older Woman – Jack, Flo
  • Taxi Dancers' Tango – Jack, Ensemble
  • Only Steal from Thieves – Jack, Kiki
  • When I Get My Name in Lights (reprise) – Jack, Company

 

Act 2

 

 

  • Cut of the Cards – Jack, Company
  • Gangland Chase – Orchestra
  • Now You See Me, Now You Don't – Jack, Kiki, Ensemble
  • The Man Nobody Could Love – Kiki, Flo, Madge
  • The Music Went Out of My Life – Flo
  • Say It Isn't So – Jack, Company
  • Say It Isn't So (reprise) – Ensemble
  • All I Wanted Was the Dream – Jack
  • Finale ‐ Jack, Flo, Company

 

 

Cast

(In order of appearance.)

Jack Diamond

Convict 2,3,4.

Guard 1,2.

Ensemble

Members of the Hotsy Totsy Club.

Madge

Two Men

Cigarette Girl

Bones

Augie

Kiki

Devane

Announcer

Flo

Kewpie Dolls

A.R.

Moran

Ladies

Taxi 1

Taxi 2

Buster

Woman

Mourners

Cop

Gertrude

Lillie-Beth

SissyBelle

Secretary

Gang Members

Man 1,2,3.

Woman 1

FBI Men.

Sample Music

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