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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: The Tabard Inn, London and Canterbury Cathedral in the Spring, during the latter part of the 14th Century.


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 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)
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 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 2 Sung 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
   
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