Original Cast Recording
|Basis||1935 French play Tovarich|
Tovarich is a 1963 musical play in two acts with book by David Shaw; music by Lee Pockriss and lyrics by Anne Croswell; based on the comedy by Jacques Deval and Robert E. Sherwood, translation from the original French of Jacques Deval by Bettina Liebowitz Knapp and Alba della Fazia.
The production was directed by Peter Glenville and choreographed by Herbert Ross. The original cast included Vivien Leigh, Jean Pierre Aumont, George S. Irving, Louise Kirtland, Alexander Scourby and Louise Troy.
Vivien Leigh won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Leigh left the production on short notice because of illness; understudy Joan Copeland took over the role October 7, 1963 and she was replaced by Eva Gabor on October 21, 1963.
- The original play opened at the Plymouth Theatre on 15 October 1936 with Marta Abba
- A film version, Tovarich was made by Anatole Litvak in 1937 starring Charles Boyer and Claudette Colbert
¹ - music and lyrics by Joan Javits and Philip Springer
Awards and nominations
Original Broadway production
|1963||Tony Award||Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical||Vivien Leigh||Won|
|Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical||Louise Troy||Nominated|