Top Banana

Opened: November 1, 1951

Top Banana - 1951 - Broadway History , Info & More

Winter Garden Theatre (Broadway)
1634 Broadway New York, NY 10019

Top Banana is a musical with music and lyrics by Johnny Mercer and book by Hy Kraft which premiered on Broadway in 1951. The show was written as a star vehicle for comedian Phil Silvers, who played the host of a television variety show program. Silvers won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical in 1952.

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Previews: Monday's BROADWAY BY THE SEASON Concert Sounds Exciting!
by Rob Lester - Aug 4, 2023

A golden opportunity to relive musical theatre's golden age: Preview Monday's concert, Scott Siegel's Broadway by the Season, at's NYC cabaret section. The participants recruited for the festivities are audience favorites, having earned frequent flyer miles in Siegel strolls down the Memory Lane of Broadway and in Broadway musicals.

FUNNY GIRL Adds Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch & Jared Grimes; Previews Begin This March At the August Wilson Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2021

Excited for FUNNY GIRL's return to Broadway? We've got casting news today about Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch and Jared Grimes joining the cast for the first Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL.

by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!

Don McKay, Original Tony in WEST SIDE STORY, Has Died
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2019

Don McKay, the original Tony in the 1958 London premiere of West Side Story, has died, according to Deadline. The actor was 93.

Photo Coverage: Showbiz Legend Miss Rose Marie Gets Caricature at Sardi's
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 3, 2017

Sardi's Restaurant unveiled a long-awaited caricature of showbiz legend, Miss Rose Marie, Friday, Nov. 3rd.

Photo Flash: Rose Marie Poses with Her New Sardi's Portrait!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 3, 2017

Earlier today, Sardi's unveiled a caricature for showbiz legend Rose Marie, to coincide with 'Wait For Your Laugh: The Longest Career in Showbiz History,' starring Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, Tim Conway, Peter Marshall and, of course, Miss Rose Marie. She wasn't able to make it to the unveiling, but check out a photo of the legend posing with her new portrait below!

ALL EYES ON ROSE MARIE: Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Legend About 90 Years in Show Business and Her Upcoming Documentary WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH
by Robert Diamond - Sep 26, 2017

The film is called, 'WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH' and is directed by Jason Wise and produced by Christina Wise, Jason Wise, and co-produced by Jackson Myers. To get right to the point, the documentary is utterly fantastic. But the 33 minutes and 42 seconds I spent on phone with Rose Marie will be forever unforgettable.

Uncle Floyd Brings Old-Fashioned Laughs to UCPAC with His Traveling Burlesque Show
by Julie Musbach - Mar 9, 2017

On April 8 at 8 PM, a performance will come to the Union County Performing Arts Center that embodies the vaudeville spirit the historic theater was founded on in 1928. Uncle Floyd's Last Authentic Traveling Burlesque Show, led by television and radio personality Uncle Floyd, is a nostalgic variety show featuring comedians, a live band and of course, burlesque performers. Within the two hour performance, there will be songs, dances, laughs and strip-tease in the spirit of the time honored art form.

Review Roundup: ON A CLEAR DAY... on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Robert Diamond - Dec 11, 2011

Grammy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Award nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick, Jr. stars as Dr. Mark Bruckner in the newly imagined production of ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER which opened December 11, 2011 on Broadway at The St. James Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say...

MGM Mirage Resorts Announce Upcoming Schedule Of Shows & Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2010

MGM MIRAGE RESORTS: MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, ARIA, Crystals, Luxor, Monte Carlo, Excalibur, Circus Circus, Bellagio, The Mirage and New York-New York

MGM Mirage Resorts Announce Their Upcoming Schedule Of Events
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 5, 2010

MGM MIRAGE RESORTS: MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, ARIA, Crystals, Luxor, Monte Carlo, Excalibur, Circus Circus, Bellagio, The Mirage and New York-New York

MGM Mirage Resorts Announce Their Upcoming Entertainment Lineup
by Gabrielle Sierra - Dec 3, 2009

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA ROBIN WILLIAMS Robin Williams, one of the most gifted actors and comedians of our time, returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 5.


The Man of the Year This Week
You're So Beautiful That--
Top Banana
Elevator Song
Hail to MacCracken's
Only If You're in Love
My Home Is in My Shoes
I Fought Every Step of the Way
O.K. for T.V
Slogan Song
Meet Miss Blendo
Sans Souci
A Dog Is a Man's Best Friend
Be My Guest
That's for Sure
A Word a Day
Burlesque Show Sequence
Top Banana has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1951 and Broadway which opened in 1951.



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