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Mark Hellinger Theatre, (12/18/1969 - 10/03/1970)
First Preview: Total Previews: 40
Opening Date: Dec 18, 1969    
Closing Date: Oct 03, 1970 Total Performances: 329

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Maison Chanel, Rue Cambon, Paris - either in the Salon, in the apartment above...or in memory. Late Fall of 1953 to late Spring of 1954.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by Max Stahl and Stanley Stahl
Produced by Frederick Brisson and Montfort Productions, Inc.; Associate Producer: Fred Hebert
Music by André Previn; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Musical Director: Robert Emmett Dolan; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay; Dance arrangements by Harold Wheeler
Directed by Michael Benthall; Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Associate Choreographer: Bob Avian
Scenic Design by Cecil Beaton; Costume Design by Cecil Beaton; Lighting Design by Thomas Skelton; Hair Design by Joe Tubens; Film sequences produced by Milton Olshin; Film sequences directed by Fred Lemoine; Sound Design by Robert Liftin
General Manager: Ben Rosenberg; Company Manager: Ralph Roseman
Production Supervisor: Stone Widney; Production Stage Manager: Jerry Adler; Stage Manager: Edward Preston
Orchestra Manager: Sol Gusikoff; Music Copyist: Bob Haring, Jr.
General Press Representative: Lee Solters and Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Dance Captain: Bonnie Walker; Cover photo by Cecil Beaton
Katharine HepburnCoco Chanel
George RoseLouis Greff
Will AbleDwight Berkwit
Vicki AllenEnsemble
Michael AllinsonCharles
Duke of Glenallen
Oscar AntonyEnsemble
Jeanne ArnoldPignol
René AuberjonoisSebastian Baye
Bob AvianGrand Duke Alexandrovitch
Karin BakerEnsemble
Roy BarryEnsemble
Kathy BartoshEnsemble
Jack BeaberAlbert
Chad BlockRonny Ginsborn
Best & Co.
Jon CypherPapa
Jack DabdoubGrand Duke's Voice
Kathie DaltonAdrienne
Leslie DanielNadine
Graciela DanieleClaire
Al De SioArmand
Gale DixonNoelle
Paul DumontJulian Lesage
Robert FitchEugene Bernstone
Alice GlennEnsemble
Rosemarie HeyerColette
David HollidayGeorges
Maureen HopkinsEnsemble
William JamesEnsemble
Linda JorgensEnsemble
Tresha KellyEnsemble
Nancy KillmerEnsemble
Carolyn KirschMadelaine
Eve MarchDocaton
Richard MarrEnsemble
Jan MetternichEnsemble
Maralyn MilesMimi
Rita O'ConnorJeanine
Jo Ann OgawaEnsemble
Don PercassiEnsemble
Diane PhillipsLucille
Shirley PotterVarne
Jean PreeceEnsemble
Ann ReinkingEnsemble
Skiles RickettsEnsemble
Suzanne RogersSolange
Charlene RyanSimone
Marianne SelbertAnnette
Pamela SerpeEnsemble
Dan SirettaPhil Rosenberry
Maggie TaskHelene
Gerald TeijeloEnsemble
David ThomasClaude
Margot TraversMarie
Gene VarroneLoublaye
Bonnie WalkerEnsemble
Lynn WinnJuliette
Richard WoodsDr. Petitjean
Standby: Joan Copeland (Coco Chanel)
Understudies: Roy Barry (Dwight Berkwit, Eugene Bernstone), Jack Beaber (Sebastian Baye), William James (Georges, Julian Lesage), Tresha Kelly (Nadine), Nancy Killmer (Docaton, Helene), Richard Marr (Dr. Petitjean, Grand Duke Alexandrovitch, Lapidus), Suzanne Rogers (Noelle), Maggie Task (Pignol), Gerald Teijelo (Albert, Armand, Phil Rosenberry, Ronny Ginsborn), David Thomas (Charles, Louis Greff) and Gene Varrone (Claude, Papa)
Theatre World
winner 1970 Award [recipient] 
  David Holliday
Tony Award®
 1970 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Alan Jay Lerner ;  Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner ;  Music by André Previn ;  Produced by Frederick Brisson
 1970 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Katharine Hepburn
winner 1970 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  René Auberjonois
 1970 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  George Rose
winner 1970 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Cecil Beaton
 1970 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Michael Bennett
 1970 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Michael Benthall
music by André Previn; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
ACT 1 Sung By
But That's the Way You AreAlex
The World Belongs to the YoungCoco Chanel, Louis Greff, Sebastian Baye, Pignol and Company
Let's Go HomeGeorges
Mademoiselle Cliche de ParisCoco Chanel
On the Corner of the Rue CambonCoco Chanel
The Money Rings Out Like FreedomCoco Chanel and Ensemble
A Brand New DressNoelle
A Woman Is How She LovesGeorges
CocoCoco Chanel
The PreparationCoco Chanel and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
FiascoSebastian Baye and Simone
When Your Lover Says GoodbyeLouis Greff
Coco (Reprise) Coco Chanel
Ohrbach's, Bloomingdale's, Best & SaksThe Buyers
Ohrbach's, Bloomingdale's, Best & Saks (Reprise) Coco Chanel and Ensemble
Always MademoisielleCoco Chanel and Mannequins