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Happy End   

Martin Beck Theatre, (5/07/1977 - 7/10/1977)
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Opening Date: May 07, 1977    
Closing Date: Jul 10, 1977 Total Performances: 75

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Chicago. December 1915.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by Michael Harvey and The Chelsea Theater Center (Robert Kalfin: Artistic Director; Michael David: Executive Director); Associate Producer: Wilder Luke Burnap
Music by Kurt Weill; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Original German play by Elisabeth Hauptmann; Book adapted by Michael Feingold; Musical Director: Roland Gagnon
Chelsea Theater Center Production newly conceived by Robert Kalfin; Directed by Robert Kalfin and Patricia Birch; Staged by Patricia Birch
Scenic Design by Robert U. Taylor; Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Hair Design by Patrik D. Moreton; Make-Up Design by Patrik D. Moreton
General Manager: Jack Schlissel and Jay Kingwill; Company Manager: Albert Poland
Production Stage Manager: Mark Wright; Stage Manager: Charles Kindl; Technical Supervisor: Mitch Miller
Lyrics adapted by Michael Feingold
General Press Representative: Susan Bloch; Advertising: Great Scott Advertising; Photographer: Martha Swope
Cast
Grayson Hall
A Lady in Gray
"The Fly"
Christopher Lloyd
Due to a leg injury, Christopher Lloyd did not perform on opening night; Bob Gunton went on until Mr. Lloyd could resume the role on crutches
Bill Cracker
Meryl Streep
Lieutenant Lillian Holiday
"Hallelujah Lil"
Benjamin Rayson
Sam "Mammy" Wurlitzer
Liz Sheridan
Major Stone
Tony Azito
Dr. Nakamura
"The Governor"
Raymond J. Barry
Johnny Flint
"Baby Face"
Alexandra Borrie
Sister Jane
Christopher Cara
Brother Ben Owens
John A. Coe
Jimmy Dexter
"The Reverend"
Donna Emmanuel
Miriam
the barmaid
Joe Grifasi
Captain Hannibal Jackson
Prudence Wright Holmes
Sister Mary
Kristin Jolliff
Member of The Fold
Frank Kopyc
Member of The Fold
Tom Mardirosian
Member of The Fold
Martha Miller
Member of The Fold
Victor Pappas
Member of The Fold
David Pursley
A Cop
Robert Weil
Bob Marker
"The Professor"
Standby: Bob Gunton (Bill Cracker)
Understudies: Alexandra Borrie (Lieutenant Lillian Holiday), Donna Emmanuel (Sister Jane), Kristin Jolliff (Miriam, Sister Mary), Frank Kopyc (Captain Hannibal Jackson), Tom Mardirosian (A Cop, Johnny Flint), Martha Miller (A Lady in Gray, Major Stone), Victor Pappas (Bob Marker, Dr. Nakamura) and David Pursley (Jimmy Dexter, Sam "Mammy" Wurlitzer)
Tony Award®
1977 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Michael Harvey and The Chelsea Theater Center (Robert Kalfin: Artistic Director; Michael David: Executive Director)
1977 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Original German play by Elisabeth Hauptmann; Book adapted by Michael Feingold
1977 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Kurt Weill; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Drama Desk Award
1977 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by Michael Harvey and The Chelsea Theater Center (Robert Kalfin: Artistic Director; Michael David: Executive Director)
1977 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Meryl Streep
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue Company
The Bilbao Song Governor, Baby Face, Bill Cracker and Gang
Lieutenants of the Lord Lieutenant Lillian Holiday ("Hallelujah Lil") and Army
March Ahead Army
The Sailors' Tango Lieutenant Lillian Holiday ("Hallelujah Lil")
ACT 2 Sung By
Brother, Give Yourself a Shove Army and Fold
Song of the Big Shot Governor
Don't Be Afraid Sister Jane, Army and Fold
In Our Childhood's Bright Endeavor Captain Hannibal Jackson
The Liquor Dealer's Dream Captain Hannibal Jackson, Governor, Sister Jane, Army and Fold
ACT 3 Sung By
The Mandalay Song Sam "Mammy" Wurlitzer and Gang
Surabaya Johnny Lieutenant Lillian Holiday ("Hallelujah Lil")
Song of the Big Shot (Reprise) Bill Cracker
Ballad of the Lily of Hell The Fly
The Happy End Company