Something More!

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Something More! is a musical with music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman. The book by Nate Monaster is based on the 1962 novel Portofino P.T.A. by Gerald Green. Composer Robert Prince also contributed some music to a few dance numbers.

The musical opened on Broadway on October 28, 1964 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre where it closed on November 21, 1964 after 14 previews and 15 performances. The production was directed by Jule Styne, choreographer Bob Herget, scene/lighting design Robert Randolph, costume design Alvin Colt, musical director Oscar Kosarin, orchestrations Ralph Burns, vocal arrangements Buster Davis, and dance arrangements/orchestrations Robert Prince.

The original cast included Arthur Hill (Bill Deems), Barbara Cook (Carol Deems), Joan Copeland (Marchesa Valentina Crespi), Ronny Graham (Monte Checkovitch), Michael Kermoyan (Lepescu), Peg Murray (Mrs. Ferenzi), Rico Froehlich (Joe Santini/Policeman), Victor R. Helou (Tony Santini/Luigi), Paula Kelly (Mrs. Veloz), Jo Jo Smith (Mr. Veloz), Katey O'Brady (Julie/Maria), Hal Linden (Dick), Taylor Reed (The King), Connie Sanchez (The King's Companion), James Lavery (Commandatorre Vermelli), Laurie Franks (Clubwoman) Marilyn Murphy (Gladys), Christopher Man (Tony), Kenny Kealy (Freddy Deems), Neva Small (Suzy Deems), and Eric White (Adam Deems). The ensemble included Joan Bell, Shari Green, Lynn Kollenberg, Mimi Wallace, Bob Bishop, Steve Jacobs, Richard Lyle, Barry Preston, and Bill Starr.


                             Act I

Something More Bill Deems

Who Fills the Bill' Carol Deems, Suzy Deems, Freddy Deems, Adam Deems, Dick and Committee Members

The Straw That Broke the Camel's Back Bill Deems

Better All the Time Carol Deems

Don't Make a Move ' Joe Santini and Tony Santini

Don't Make a Move (Reprise) Joe Santini, Tony Santini and Portofino Branch

No Questions Carol Deems

Church of My Choice Monte Checkovitch

Jaded, Degraded Am I! Monte Checkovitch

I've Got Nothin' To Do Carol Deems, Mrs. Ferenzi, Suzy Deems, Freddy Deems and Adam Deems

I've Got Nothin' To Do (Reprise) Mrs. Ferenzi

In No Time At All Marchesa Valentina Crespi

The Master of the Greatest Art of All Lepescu

Grazie Per Niente Monte Checkovitch, Carol Deems, Mr. Veloz, Mrs. Veloz and Guests

I Feel Like New Year's Eve Carol Deems

One Long Last Look Carol Deems

                           ACT 2    

Ode to a Key Bill Deems

Bravo, Bravo, Novelisto Bill Deems, Policeman and Luigi

Life Is Too Short Monte Checkovitch and Mrs. Ferenzi

Il Lago de Inamoratti Mr. Veloz, Mrs. Veloz and Ensemble

Mineola Carol Deems

Come Sta Mrs. Ferenzi, Suzy Deems, Freddy Deems, Adam Deems, Maria and Tony

Finaletto Bill Deems and Carol Deems

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