- WINNER - 1978 Tony Award, Best Book of a Musical
WINNER - 1978 Tony Award, Best Original Score
WINNER - 1978 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music
NOMINEE - 2015 5 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical
NOMINEE - 2015 Drama Desk Award, Best Revival of a Musical
NOMINEE - 2015 9 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Revival of a Musical
NOMINEE - 2015 Drama League Award, Best Revival of a Musical
"A rare delight: a musical that tells a story and does so with delicious wit. A hilarious American sequel to My Fair Lady." - Hartford Courant, Read More
"From harmonizing and tap-dancing porters to elaborately staged numbers and many bits of physical comedy in between, the show is a nonstop delight." - The New York Post, Read More
- Mild Adult Themes
- Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.
- Time Period: 1930s
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: Mainly on the Twentieth Century Limited from Chicago to New York. The early 1930s.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: Classic Broadway
- Vocal Demands: Moderate
- Orchestra Size: Medium
- Chorus Size: Small
LILY GARLAND / MILDRED - Soprano; actress and star, spoiled, pampered, megalomaniacal: under it all intelligent and self-doubting.
OSCAR JAFFEE - Baritone; brilliant theatre impresario and director of indeterminate age: flamboyant, ruthless, megalomaniacal, indomitable in the face of total disaster.
MAX JACOBS - Self importanat young producer: successful, intense, confident.
BRUCE GRANIT - Tenor; young leading movie man, Errol Flyn type: stud, vain, silly, egotistical
OWEN O'MALLEY - Baritone; Oscar's press agent: a boozer, sardonic, self-satirical. He and Oliver are Oscar's two loyal henchmen.
LETITIA PRIMROSE - Mezzo-soprano; middle-aged to oldish lady, presenting a picture of easy breeding, wealth and religious fervor: Actually she is a genuine nut on the loose.
OLIVER WEBB - Baritone; Oscar's company manager: plump, ulcerous, worried, fed-up: trying to bring a note of sanity to the surrounding madness.
AGNES - Llily's maid, suffering and bored.
OTTO VON BISMARK
CONDUCTOR FLANAGAN - Typical solid type.
IMELDA THORNTON- Glamorous, imperious, fur-bedecked stage actress.
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
17 Principal roles, plus chorus.
Music Material Rental Packages
Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Clainet, Soprano Saxophone)
Reed II (Flute, Clarinet)
Reed III (Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet)
Reed IV (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet)
Trumpets I & II
Horns I & II
20 Chorus Books