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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 [See More]
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 Nevill Coghill; Based on "The Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer; Music by Richard Hill and John Hawkins; Lyrics by Nevill 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
Original Broadway Cast Album by Capitol Records; 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 BaddeleyWife of Bath
Old Woman
Mary Jo CatlettHousewife
Village Girl
Parishioner
Roy CooperMiller
Pluto
Gervase
Betsy DickersonVillage Girl
Sandy DuncanThe Sweetheart
Alison
Molly
May
Terry EnoRobin
Attendant
Courtier
Workman
Dick EnsslenFriar
Ed EvankoSquire
Nicholas
Damian
Alan
Jack FletcherAttendant
Workman
Roger FranklinExecutioner
Ann GardnerPrioress
Queen
Proserpina
Martyn GreenChaucer
Justinus
Bruce HydeClerk of Oxford
Young Knight
Absalon
John
Karen KristinCourt Lady
Village Girl
Bridesmaid
Joyce MaretBridesmaid
Village Girl
Court Lady
Bert MichaelsSummoner
Patricia MichaelsCourt Lady
Bridesmaid
Village Girl
Tod MillerPage
Attendant
Courtier
Workman
Gene MyersAttendant
Courtier
Workman
Evelyn PageNun
Duenna
Miller's Wife
George RoseSteward
The Carpenter
January
Ron SchwinnAttendant
Courtier
Workman
Marianne SelbertBridesmaid
Court Lady
Village Girl
Leon ShawMerchant
Reid SheltonKnight
King
Suzan SidneyParishioner
Village Girl
Garnett SmithPriest
Placebo
Pardoner
Edwin SteffeHost
David ThomasCook
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)
Theatre World
winner 1969 Award [recipient] 
  Ed Evanko
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
music by Richard Hill and John Hawkins; lyrics by Nevill Coghill
ACT 1 Sung By
Song of WelcomeHost and Company
Goodnight HymnCompany
Canterbury DayCompany
Pilgrim Riding MusicCompany
I Have a Noble CockNicholas
Darling Let Me Teach You How to KissAbsalon
There's the MoonNicholas and Alison
It Depends on What You're AtWife of Bath, Nun and Company
Love Will Conquer AllPrioress, Village Girl and Company
Beer Is BestMiller, Miller's Wife, Alan, John and Molly
Canterbury Day (Reprise) Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Come on and Marry Me HoneyWife of Bath and Company
Mug DanceCompany
Where Are the Girls of YesterdayHost and Company
Hymen, HymenCompany
If She Has Never Loved BeforeJanuary
I'll Give My Love a RingDamian and May
Pear Tree SextetDamian, January, Pluto, Proserpina and May
I Am All AblazeSquire
Love Pas de DeuxPilgrim and Village Girl
What Do Women WantYoung Knight and Court Ladies
April SongCompany
Love Will Conquer All (Reprise) Prioress, Village Girl and Company