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Applause   

Palace Theatre, (3/30/1970 - 7/27/1972)
First Preview: Mar 26, 1970 Total Previews: 4
Opening Date: Mar 30, 1970    
Closing Date: Jul 27, 1972 Total Performances: 896

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The present. In and around New York.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Joseph Kipness and Lawrence Kasha; Produced in association with Nederlander Productions, Inc and George M. Steinbrenner III
Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Based on the film 'All About Eve' and the original story by Mary Orr; Musical Director: Donald Pippin; Vocal arrangements by Donald Pippin; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Mel Marvin; Incidental music arranged by Mel Marvin
Directed by Ron Field; Choreographed by Ron Field
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Ray Aghayan; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair Design by Joe Tubens
General Manager: Philip Adler; Company Manager: S.M. Handelsman
Production Stage Manager: Terence Little; Stage Manager: Donald Christy
Orchestra Personnel Supervisor: Morris Stonzek; Music Preparation: Thomas P. Brown
Directorial Assistant: Otto Pirchner; Choreographic Assistant: Tom Rolla; Production Associate: Phyllis Dukore; Press Representative: Bill Doll & Company, Inc., Susan L. Schulman, Midori Lederer, Dick Williams and Virginia Holden; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company; Dance Captain: Ed Nolfi
Cast
Lauren Bacall
Margo Channing
Len Cariou
Bill Sampson
Bonnie Franklin
Bonnie
Penny Fuller
Eve Harrington
Brandon Maggart
Buzz Richards
Robert Mandan
Howard Benedict
Lee Roy Reams
Duane Fox
Ann Williams
Karen Richards
Bill Allsbrook
Danny
Dancer
John Anania
Tony Announcer
Peter
David Anderson
Musician
Dancer
Renee Baughman
Dancer
Ray Becker
Stan Harding
Joan Bell
Dancer
Debi Carpenter
Dancer
John Cashman
Dancer
Jon Daenen
Dancer
Nicholas Dante
Dancer
Patti D'Beck
Dancer
Marilyn D'Honau
Dancer
Gene Foote
Dancer
Laurie Franks
Singer
Nat Horne
Musician
Dancer
Ernestine Jackson
Singer
Howard Kahl
Bob
Singer
Gene Kelton
Musician
Dancer
Alan King
Tony Host
Marybeth Kurdock
Dancer
Mike Misita
Joey
Dancer
Ed Nolfi
Dancer
Carol Petri
Autograph Seeker
Carol
Dancer
Sheilah Rae
Singer
Orrin Reiley
Piano Player
TV Director
Singer
Jeannette Seibert
Singer
Tom Urich
Bert
Henrietta Valor
Singer
Sammy Williams
Dancer
Jerry Wyatt
Bartender
Singer
Standby: Gretchen Wyler (Margo Channing)
Understudies: John Anania (Howard Benedict), Ray Becker (Buzz Richards), Lanier Davis (Peter, Tony Announcer), Patti D'Beck (Bonnie), Gene Foote (Duane Fox), Laurie Franks (Karen Richards), Carol Petri (Bonnie), Sheilah Rae (Eve Harrington), Tom Urich (Bill Sampson) and Jerry Wyatt (Bert, Stan Harding)
Tony Award®
winner 1970 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Produced by Joseph Kipness and Lawrence Kasha
1970 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Len Cariou
winner 1970 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Lauren Bacall
1970 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Brandon Maggart
1970 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Bonnie Franklin
1970 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Penny Fuller
1970 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Robert Randolph
1970 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Ray Aghayan
1970 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Tharon Musser
winner 1970 Best Choreography [winner]
Ron Field
winner 1970 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Ron Field
Drama Desk Award
winner 1970 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Ron Field
winner 1970 Outstanding Performance [winner]
Lauren Bacall
winner 1970 Outstanding Director [winner]
Directed by Ron Field
Theatre World
winner 1970 Award [recipient]
Len Cariou
winner 1970 Award [recipient]
Bonnie Franklin
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams
ACT 1 Sung By
Backstage Babble First Nighters
Think How It's Gonna Be Bill Sampson
But Alive Margo Channing and Boys
The Best Night of My Life Eve Harrington
Who's That Girl? Margo Channing
Applause Bonnie and Gypsies
Hurry Back Margo Channing
Fasten Your Seat Belts Buzz Richards, Karen Richards, Howard Benedict, Duane Fox, Bill Sampson and Guests
Welcome to the Theatre Margo Channing
ACT 2 Sung By
Inner Thoughts Karen Richards, Buzz Richards and Margo Channing
Good Friends Margo Channing, Karen Richards and Buzz Richards
The Best Night of My Life (Reprise) Eve Harrington
She's No Longer a Gypsy Bonnie, Duane Fox and Gypsies
One of a Kind Bill Sampson and Margo Channing
One Hallowe'en Eve Harrington
Something Greater Margo Channing
Finale Margo Channing and Company