New Faces of 1952  

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New Faces of 1952 is a musical revue with comedy skits tied together by a flimsy plot. Produced by Leonard Sillman, it ran on Broadway for nearly a year and was then remade as a motion picture. It helped jumpstart the careers of several young performers including Paul Lynde, Alice Ghostley, Eartha Kitt, and performer/writer Mel Brooks (as Melvin Brooks).


Act I
Act II
  • Penny Candy (Carroll, Siegel)
  • Don't Fall Asleep (Graham)
  • I'm in Love with Miss Logan (Graham)
  • Monotonous (Carroll, Siegel)
  • Lizzie Borden (Michael Brown)

Broadway production

The revue opened at the Royale Theatre on May 16, 1952 and ran for 365 performances. It was produced by Leonard Sillman and directed by John Murray Anderson and John Beal.

Cast: Ronny Graham, Eartha Kitt, Robert Clary, Virginia Bosler, June Carroll, Virginia De Luce, Alice Ghostley, Patricia Hammerlee, Carol Lawrence, Paul Lynde, and Bill Milliken.

20th Century Fox film New Faces (1954)

Retitled New Faces, the film version was directed by Harry Horner in Cinemascope and Eastmancolor, and released by Twentieth Century Fox on March 6, 1954.

Ronny Graham, Eartha Kitt, Robert Clary, Alice Ghostley, June Carroll, Virginia De Luce, Carol Lawrence, Patricia Hammerlee, Paul Lynde, and Bill Millikin repeated their stage roles.

The song order was shuffled and expanded to include:

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