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The Red Widow is a musical version of Colonel Savage’s novel "His Official Wife" by Channing Pollock and Rennold Wolf, with a score by Charles J. Gebest. It was first produced at the Colonial Theater, Boston, on 2 September 1911, from where it went on to the Astor Theater, New York, where it opened on 6 November 1911.

Dramatis Personæ

COL. CICERO HANNIBAL BUTTS (Manufacturer of C.H.B. Corsets) Raymond Hitchcock
VIOLET BUTTS (his wife) Jean Newcombe
OSWALD BUTTS (his son) Harry Clarke
YVETTE (a Dancer) Gertrude Vanderbilt
IVAN SCORPIOFF (Chief of the Third Section, Russian Secret Police) John Hendricks
BARON MAXIMILLIAN SCAREOVICH   (His Assistant) Joseph Allan
DICK GRAHAM   (Manager of the Hotel d'l'Europe, St. Petersburg) Lincoln Plumer
TANTUL POPOVA   (A Waiter, and President of a group of Nihilists) George E. Mack
CAPTAIN BASIL ROMANOFF   (of the Imperial Body Guard) Theodore Martin
PRINCESS SOPHIA
COUNTESS ALEXANDRA
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(Relatives of Butts by marriage) {
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Augusta Lang
Clara Schroeder
A MANAGER Ralph Harlowe
ADYK
PASKOF
KIRGLEG
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(Three Nihilists) {
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Stanley Fields
Rokey Johnson
Lee Carrier

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   The Foyer of the Alcazar Music Hall, London.

ACT II   -   Private Parlor in the Hotel d'l'Europe, St. Petersburg.

ACT III   -   The Gardens of the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg (by night).


External Links
Vocal Score at UR Research
The Red Widow at The Operetta Research Center

American Musical Theatre

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