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Adolph Green

Performer, Writer, Lyricist, Source Material, Other
( b. Dec 02, 1914 Bronx, New York, USA - d. Oct 23, 2002 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Relations: Husband of Allyn Ann McLerie (1945 - 1953) divorced
Husband of Phyllis Newman (1960 - 2002) his death
Father of Amanda Green

Biography: Adolph Green was born on December 2, 1914 in the Bronx, New York to Helen and Daniel Green. He worked as a runner on Wall Street after high school while pursuing acting. His longtime collaborator was Betty Comden. Their professional partnership lasted more than 60 years. He married Elizabeth Reitell and then married Allyn Ann McLerie. His third wife was actress Phyllis Newman, with whom he had his children Adam and Amanda.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Singin' in the Rain," "On the Town," "What a Way to Go!," "Auntie Mame," "The Band Wagon," "My Favorite Year," "It's Always Fair Weather," and "Bells Are Ringing." Television credits include: "Frasier," "What's My Line?," "Biography," "Great Performances," "American Masters," and "The Match Game."

Other Awards: Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1980. Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 1981.

Trivia:
Comden and Green formed a troupe called the Revuers with Judy Holliday and Leonard Benstein, which performed at the Village Vanguard club in Greenwich Village.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on October 24, 2002.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Prince of Broadway
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Book for "On the Twentieth Century" by Adolph Green
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Adolph Green
Aug 24, 2017 - ?
On the Twentieth Century
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Mar 15, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015
On the Town
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Oct 16, 2014 - Sep 06, 2015
Barbara Cook's Broadway!
[Special, Concert, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Adolph Green
Mar 28, 2004 - Apr 18, 2004
Wonderful Town
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Nov 23, 2003 - Jan 30, 2005
Elaine Stritch At Liberty
[Special, Solo, Play with music, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Adolph Green
Feb 21, 2002 - May 26, 2002
Bells Are Ringing
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Apr 12, 2001 - Jun 10, 2001
Peter Pan
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Additional lyrics by Adolph Green
Apr 07, 1999 - Aug 29, 1999
Peter Pan
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Additional lyrics by Adolph Green
Nov 23, 1998 - Jan 03, 1999
On the Town
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Nov 19, 1998 - Jan 17, 1999
Peter Pan
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Additional lyrics by Adolph Green
Nov 26, 1991 - Jan 05, 1992
The Will Rogers Follies
[Musical, Original]
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
May 01, 1991 - Sep 05, 1993
Peter Pan
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Additional lyrics by Adolph Green
Dec 13, 1990 - Jan 20, 1991
Jerome Robbins' Broadway
[Musical, Revue, Dance, Original]
  • Additional text by Adolph Green
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Adolph Green
Feb 26, 1989 - Sep 01, 1990
Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre
[Special, Concert, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Adolph Green
Apr 15, 1987 - Apr 26, 1987
Singin' in the Rain
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book adapted by Adolph Green
  • Screenplay by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics for "Moses Supposes" by Adolph Green
Jul 02, 1985 - May 18, 1986
A Doll's Life
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Sep 23, 1982 - Sep 26, 1982
Peter Pan
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Additional lyrics by Adolph Green
Sep 06, 1979 - Jan 04, 1981
The Madwoman of Central Park West
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Adolph Green
Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979
On the Twentieth Century
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Feb 19, 1978 - Mar 18, 1979
A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green
[Musical, Revue, Comedy, Revival]
  • Starring: Adolph Green [Performer]
Feb 10, 1977 - Apr 30, 1977
Lorelei
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • New lyrics by Adolph Green
Jan 27, 1974 - Nov 03, 1974
On the Town
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Oct 31, 1971 - Jan 01, 1972
Applause
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Adolph Green
Mar 30, 1970 - Jul 27, 1972
Hallelujah, Baby!
[Musical, Original]
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Apr 26, 1967 - Jan 13, 1968
Fade Out - Fade In
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
May 26, 1964 - Apr 17, 1965
Dylan
[Play, Original]
  • The song "New York, New York" from ON THE TOWN used by kind permission of Adolph Green
Jan 18, 1964 - Sep 12, 1964
Subways Are for Sleeping
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962
An Evening With Yves Montand
[Special, Solo, Original]
  • "Just in Time" lyrics by Adolph Green
Oct 24, 1961 - Dec 16, 1961
Do Re Mi
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Dec 26, 1960 - Jan 13, 1962
A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green
[Musical, Revue, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Adolph Green [Performer]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Dec 23, 1958 - May 23, 1959
Say, Darling
[Play, Comedy, Play with music, Original]
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Apr 03, 1958 - Jan 17, 1959
Bells Are Ringing
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Nov 29, 1956 - Mar 07, 1959
Peter Pan
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Additional lyrics by Adolph Green
Oct 20, 1954 - Feb 26, 1955
Wonderful Town
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Feb 25, 1953 - Jul 03, 1954
Two on the Aisle
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Sketches by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Jul 19, 1951 - Mar 15, 1952
Billion Dollar Baby
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Dec 21, 1945 - Jun 29, 1946
On the Town
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Also Starring: Adolph Green [Ozzie]
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Dec 28, 1944 - Feb 02, 1946
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
Peter Pan
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Additional lyrics by Adolph Green
Aug 24, 2011 - Apr 28, 2013
Peter Pan
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Additional lyrics by Adolph Green
Sep 24, 2004 - May 28, 2006
Peter Pan
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Additional lyrics by Adolph Green
Nov 07, 1997 - Feb 20, 2000
Applause
[Musical, Revival]
  • Book by Adolph Green
Oct 22, 1996 - Nov 24, 1996
The Will Rogers Follies
[Musical, Original]
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Sep 01, 1992 - Nov 27, 1994
Singin' in the Rain
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book adapted by Adolph Green
  • Screenplay by: Adolph Green
Jun 10, 1986 - Jun 07, 1987
Special EventsDate of Special Events
On the Twentieth Century
[Special, Benefit, Comedy, Concert, Revival]
  • Book by Adolph Green
  • Lyrics by Adolph Green
Sep 26, 2005 - Sep 26, 2005
Jule's Friends at the Palace
[Special, Benefit, Original]
  • Performer: Adolph Green [Introduction]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Adolph Green
May 19, 1974 - May 19, 1974
1991 Tony Award® Best Original Score
winner The Will Rogers Follies [winner]
Lyrics by Adolph Green
1986 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical
Singin' in the Rain [nominee]
Book adapted by Adolph Green
1983 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical
A Doll's Life [nominee]
Book by Adolph Green
1983 Tony Award® Best Original Score
A Doll's Life [nominee]
Lyrics by Adolph Green
1978 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical
winner On the Twentieth Century [winner]
Book by Adolph Green
1978 Tony Award® Best Original Score
winner On the Twentieth Century [winner]
Lyrics by Adolph Green
1970 Tony Award® Best Musical
winner Applause [winner]
Book by Adolph Green
1968 Tony Award® Best Composer and Lyricist
winner Hallelujah, Baby! [winner]
Lyrics by Adolph Green
1968 Tony Award® Best Musical
winner Hallelujah, Baby! [winner]
Lyrics by Adolph Green
1961 Tony Award® Best Musical
Do Re Mi [nominee]
Lyrics by Adolph Green
1957 Tony Award® Best Musical
Bells Are Ringing [nominee]
Lyrics by Adolph Green; Book by Adolph Green
1953 Tony Award® Best Musical
winner Wonderful Town [winner]
Lyrics by Adolph Green
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