1965 Toronto production of
What Makes Sammy Run?

In 1965, Joseph Cates directed a lurid little film called Who Killed Teddy Bear, starring Sal Mineo.  Cates, who had also produced the Broadway production of What Makes Sammy Run, chose Mineo to star as Sammy Glick in the Toronto production of the musical.  Opening on Monday, December 27th, this first, post-Broadway, production utilized the original Broadway sets, props and costumes.  Since most of the subsequent productions of Sammy were presented in theatres-in-the-round (Valley Music Theatre, Casa Manana, etc.), the sets were undoubtedly relegated to a warehouse (or the trash heap) soon after the two week Toronto run.

Handbill from the original Toronto production starring Sal Mineo

[THE MUSICAL]    [LOS ANGELES]    [FORT WORTH]   [NEW JERSEY]

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