“But more I cannot wish you than to wish you find your love.”

Frank Loesser, Composer & Lyricist
"Broadly colorful and cartoonish take"
Robert L. Daniels
"Arima's production... can claim a quadruple crown"
Peter Filichia
The Star-Ledger

Director's Note

I will never forget watching Jo Sullivan Loesser (the widow of this classic work’s composer and lyricist, Frank Loesser) leap to her feet at the curtain call of opening night at the Paper Mill Playhouse. When I met her after the show, she said only nine words to me: “My husband would have loved your production, young man.”

A black and white photo of Stafford Arima standing with his arms crossed in dramatic lighting



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Production Credits

Book: Jo Swerling & Abe Burrows

Music & Lyrics: Frank Loesser

Choreographer: Patricia Wilcox

Set: Tony Walton

Lighting: F. Mitchell Dana

Costumes: Randall Klein

Theatre: Paper Mill Playhouse