Two By Two

Imperial Theatre

Previews Began: October 28, 1970

Opening Night: November 10, 1970

Closing Night: September 11, 1971

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Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Martin Charnin

Book: Peter Stone

The story of Noah and the ark is retold with Noah and his family characterized in a modern Jewish manner, in this musical adaptation of Clifford Odets’ play The Flowering Peach.

Musical Numbers

Why Me?……………………………………………………….Noah
Put Him Away………………………………Shem, Ham, Leah
The Gitka’s Song……………………………………..The Gitka
Something, Somewhere……………………Japheth, Family
You Have Got to Have a Rudder on the Ark…….Noah,
                                                                             Shem,
                                                                              Ham,
                                                                         Japheth
Something Doesn’t Happen……………….Rachel, Esther
An Old Man………………………………………………….Esther
Ninety Again!………………………………………………….Noah
Two by Two………………………………………..Noah, Family
I Do Not Know a Day I Did Not Love You……..Japheth
Something, Somewhere (Reprise)…………………….Noah

When It Dries……………………………………..Noah, Family
Two by Two (Reprise)………………………….Noah, Esther
You………………………………………………………………..Noah
The Golden Ram…………………………………………..Goldie
Poppa Knows Best……………………………..Noah, Japheth
I Do Not Know a Day I Did Not Love You                    
(Reprise)…………………………………………Rachel, Japheth
As Far as I’m Concerned………………………..Shem, Leah
Hey, Girlie……………………………………………………..Noah
The Covenant…………………………………………………Noah

CAST

Danny Kaye                                                           Noah
Marilyn Cooper                                                     Leah
Joan Copeland                                                     Esther
Harry Goz                                                             Shem
Madeline Kahn                                                   Goldie
Michael Karm                                                        Ham
Tricia O’Neil                                                       Rachel
Walter Willison                                                 Japheth

Standby: Janet McCall (Esther, Leah), Stephen Pearlman (Shem), Jess Richards (Ham, Japheth), Caryl Jeanne Tenney (Goldie, Rachel)

Jack Davison                                                         Shem
                                                        9/5/71 – 9/11/71
Harry Goz                                                             Noah
                                                        2/5/71 – 2/17/71
Stephen Pearlman                                                Shem
                                                         2/5/71 -2/17/71
John Stewart                                                     Japheth
                                                      8/16/71 – 9/11/71
Carol Tenney                                                      Goldie
                                                      8/16/71 – 9/11/71

Standby: Jane Coleman (Esther, Leah), John Davison (Shem), Janet McCall (Goldie, Rachel)

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