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Happy New Year - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Happy New Year

Philip Barry, Burt Shevelove

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

14m, 11f

ISBN: 9780573681806

"Mr. Shevelove has matched Barry's happy go lucky book with a fountain of effervescent Porter tunes." - The New York Times
"A playful, tuneful, civilized musical." - New York Post

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

Adaptations (Stage & Screen)

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play -

The five floors of the Fifth Avenue townhouse of Edward Seton in New York City.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

TAGS

Love

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

This clever show has given new life to one of America's most popular comedies. The story concerns an eager young man who falls in love with the wrong rich girl. In the final scene he realizes that it is her young, unconventional sister whom he really loves, and the two turn their backs on old money and old values for a shared life that should prove to be a holiday.
Based on Holiday by Philip Barry

REVIEWS

"Mr. Shevelove has matched Barry's happy go lucky book with a fountain of effervescent Porter tunes." - The New York Times

"A playful, tuneful, civilized musical." - New York Post


Happy New Year premiered on Broadway at the MOrosco Theatre in April 1980 under the direction of Burt Shevelove.

Characters

CASTING

14m, 11f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

THE NARRATOR
EDWARD SETON
EDWARD SETON JR.
JULIA SETON
LINDA SETON
JOHNNY CASE

The Staff

FRAZER
CHARLES
PATRICK
GEORGE
STEVEN
VICTOR
ROSE
MAUDE
ANNIE
BRIDGET
MISS MADDEN

Some of the Stork Club Set

NANCY
MARY
JOAN
GLORIA
THOMPSON
DIXON
ANDERSON
HARRISON

Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

Piano/Conductor Score
Horn
Trumpet 1&2
Bass
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Percussion
Reed 1
Reed 2
Reed 3
Reed 4
Author(s)
Philip Barry

Philip Barry

Philip Jerome Quinn Barry (1896–1949) was born in Rochester, New York, to a successful Irish immigrant and a mother who was of old Philadelphia Irish‐Catholic stock. Young Barry was a frail child with defective eyesight, yet despite his myopia he became an avid reader and a precocious wit, entering Yale in 1914 and plunging eagerly into campus literary activities. During World War I, he was ... view full profile

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