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Canterbury Tales   

 
Eugene O'Neill Theatre , (2/03/1969 - 5/18/1969)
First Preview: Total Previews:5
Opening Date:Feb 03, 1969   
Closing Date:May 18, 1969 Total Performances:121

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: A four day Pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral. Late 1300s.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Nancy Enterprises, Inc.
Produced by Management Three Productions, Ltd. and Frank Productions, Inc.; Produced by arrangement with Classic Presentations Limited
Book by Martin Starkie and Neville Coghill; Based on "The Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer; Music by Richard Hill and John Hawkins; Lyrics by Neville Coghill; Musical Director: Oscar Kosarin; Dance arrangements by Oscar Kosarin; Vocal arrangements by Oscar Kosarin; Music orchestrated by Richard Hill and John Hawkins
Directed by Martin Starkie; Choreographed by Sammy Bayes; Assistant Choreographer: Bert Michaels
Scenic Design by Derek Cousins; Costume Design by Loudon Sainthill; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher
General Manager: Ralph Roseman
Production Stage Manager: Elizabeth Caldwell; Stage Manager: Wade Miller; Assistant Stage Mgr: Roger Franklin
Original Broadway Cast Album by Capitol Records; Assistant Conductor: Gordon Harrell; Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek
Scenery Supervision: Richard Seger; Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Casting Consultant: Esther Feinerman; Dance Captain: Bert Michaels; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company; Photographer: Bert Andrews
Cast
Hermione Baddeley Wife of Bath
Old Woman
Mary Jo Catlett Housewife
Village Girl
Parishioner
Roy Cooper Miller
Pluto
Gervase
Betsy Dickerson Village Girl
Sandy Duncan The Sweetheart
Alison
Molly
May
Terry Eno Robin
Attendant
Courtier
Workman
Dick Ensslen Friar
Ed Evanko Squire
Nicholas
Damian
Alan
Jack Fletcher Attendant
Workman
Roger Franklin Executioner
Ann Gardner Prioress
Queen
Proserpina
Martyn Green Chaucer
Justinus
Bruce Hyde Clerk of Oxford
Young Knight
Absalon
John
Karen Kristin Court Lady
Village Girl
Bridesmaid
Joyce Maret Bridesmaid
Village Girl
Court Lady
Bert Michaels Summoner
Patricia Michaels Court Lady
Bridesmaid
Village Girl
Tod Miller Page
Attendant
Courtier
Workman
Gene Myers Attendant
Courtier
Workman
Evelyn Page Nun
Duenna
Miller's Wife
George Rose Steward
The Carpenter
January
Ron Schwinn Attendant
Courtier
Workman
Marianne Selbert Bridesmaid
Court Lady
Village Girl
Leon Shaw Merchant
Reid Shelton Knight
King
Suzan Sidney Parishioner
Village Girl
Garnett Smith Priest
Placebo
Pardoner
Edwin Steffe Host
David Thomas Cook
Workman
Understudies: Mary Jo Catlett (Duenna, Miller's Wife, Nun), Terry Eno (Absalon, Clerk of Oxford, John, Young Knight), Dick Ensslen (Gervase, Miller, Pluto), Jack Fletcher (Alan, Damian, Nicholas, Squire), Roger Franklin (Host), Karen Kristin (Alison, May, Molly, The Sweetheart), Patricia Michaels (Prioress, Proserpina, Queen), Tod Miller (Robin), Gene Myers (Summoner), Evelyn Page (Old Woman, Wife of Bath), Ron Schwinn (Friar, Pardoner, Priest), Reid Shelton (Merchant), Garnett Smith (January, Steward) and David Thomas (Chaucer, Justinus)
Tony Award®
 1969 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Sandy Duncan
 1969 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Derek Cousins
winner 1969 Best Costume Design [winner]
Loudon Sainthill
 1969 Best Choreography [nominee]
Sammy Bayes
Theatre World
nominee 1969 Award [recipient]
Ed Evanko
music by Richard Hill and John Hawkins; lyrics by Neville Coghill
ACT 1Sung By
Song of Welcome Host and Company
Goodnight Hymn Company
Canterbury Day Company
Pilgrim Riding Music Company
I Have a Noble Cock Nicholas
Darling Let Me Teach You How to Kiss Absalon
There's the Moon Nicholas and Alison
It Depends on What You're At Wife of Bath, Nun and Company
Love Will Conquer All Prioress, Village Girl and Company
Beer Is Best Miller, Miller's Wife, Alan, John and Molly
Canterbury Day (Reprise)Company
ACT 2Sung By
Come on and Marry Me Honey Wife of Bath and Company
Mug Dance Company
Where Are the Girls of Yesterday Host and Company
Hymen, Hymen Company
If She Has Never Loved Before January
I'll Give My Love a Ring Damian and May
Pear Tree Sextet Damian, January, Pluto, Proserpina and May
I Am All Ablaze Squire
Love Pas de Deux Pilgrim and Village Girl
What Do Women Want Young Knight and Court Ladies
April Song Company
Love Will Conquer All (Reprise)Prioress, Village Girl and Company