The production opened at the Imperial Theatre on May 16, 1946, and was an immediate success. It ran for 1,147 performances and spawned two Broadway revivals — one in 1966 in which Merman reprised her role and one in 1999 with Bernadette Peters — as well as a 1950 film version starring Betty Hutton.
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