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The Apple Tree   

 
Shubert Theatre, (10/18/1966 - 11/25/1967)
First Preview: Oct 05, 1966 Total Previews: 13
Opening Date: Oct 18, 1966    
Closing Date: Nov 25, 1967 Total Performances: 463

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: Part I: Eden. Saturday, June 1st. Part II: A Semi-Barbaric Kingdom. A Long Time Ago. Part III: Here. Now.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Stuart Ostrow
Music by Jerry Bock; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Book by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; Additional book material by Jerome Coopersmith; Based on "The Diary of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain; Based on "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Frank R. Stockton; Based on "Passionella" by Jules Feiffer; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Vocal arrangements by Elliot Lawrence; Music orchestrated by Eddie Sauter; Additional scoring by Elliot Lawrence
Directed by Mike Nichols; Choreographed by Lee Theodore; Additional musical staging by Herbert Ross
Production Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by Tony Walton; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Make-Up Design by Joe Cranzano; Sound Design by Robert Liftin
General Manager: Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein
Production Stage Manager: Jerry Adler; Stage Manager: George Thorn and Tom Porter
Associate Conductor: Leon Hyman
Animation film sequence of Miss Harris by Richard Williams; Films of Miss Harris photographed by Jerry Schatzberg
General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: Harry Nigro; Casting: Michael Shurtleff; Advertising: Ingram Ash
Cast
Alan AldaAdam
Part 1
Captain Sanjar
Part 2
Flip, the Prince, Charming
Part 3
Larry BlydenSnake
Part 1
Balladeer
Part 2
Narrator
Part 3
Barbara HarrisEve
Part 1
Princess Barbára
Part 2
Ella and Passionella
Part 3
Carmen AlvarezNadjira
Part 2
Ensemble
Part 3
Jackie CroninKing Arik's Court
Part 2
Ensemble
Part 3
Michael DavisKing Arik's Court
Part 2
Ensemble
Part 3
Neil F. JonesKing Arik's Court
Part 2
Ensemble
Part 3
Marc JordanKing Arik
Part 2
Producer
Part 3
Ensemble
Part 3
Robert KleinGuard
Part 2
Mr. Fallible
Part 3
Ensemble
Part 3
Barbara LangKing Arik's Court
Part 2
Ensemble
Part 3
Mary LouiseKing Arik's Court
Part 2
Ensemble
Part 3
Jay NormanPrisoner
Part 2
Ensemble
Part 3
Jaclynn VillamilPrisoner's Bride
Part 2
Ensemble
Part 3
Swings: Ceil Delli and Bill Reilly
Standby: Ken Kercheval (Adam, Balladeer, Captain Sanjar, Flip, the Prince, Charming, Narrator, Snake)
Understudies: Carmen Alvarez (Ella and Passionella, Eve, Princess Barbára)
Tony Award®
 1967 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock ;  Music by Jerry Bock ;  Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick ;  Produced by Stuart Ostrow
 1967 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee] 
 Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick ;  Music by Jerry Bock
 1967 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Alan Alda
winner 1967 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Barbara Harris
 1967 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Tony Walton
 1967 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Lee Theodore
 1967 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Mike Nichols
music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
ACT 1 Sung By
Here in EdenEve (Part 1)
FeelingsEve (Part 1)
EveAdam (Part 1)
FriendsEve (Part 1)
The Apple Tree (Forbidden Fruit)Snake (Part 1)
Beautiful, Beautiful WorldAdam (Part 1)
It's a FishAdam (Part 1)
Go to Sleep Whatever You AreEve (Part 1)
What Makes Me Love HimEve (Part 1)
ACT 2 Sung By
I'll Tell You a TruthBalladeer (Part 2)
Make WayKing's Court and King Arik (Part 2)
Forbidden Love (In Gaul)Princess Barbára (Part 2) and Captain Sanjar (Part 2)
The Apple Tree (Reprise) Balladeer (Part 2)
I've Got What You WantPrincess Barbára (Part 2)
Tiger, TigerPrincess Barbára (Part 2)
Make Way (Reprise) King's Court
Which Door?Captain Sanjar (Part 2), Princess Barbára (Part 2), King Arik (Part 2) and Court
I'll Tell You a Truth (Reprise) Balladeer (Part 2)
ACT 3 Sung By
Oh, to Be a Movie StarElla
GorgeousPassionella
I KnowPassionella and The Company
(Who, Who, Who, Who) Who Is She?The Company
WealthPassionella
You Are Not RealFlip, the Prince, Charming (Part 3) and The Company
George LElla and George