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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 BacallMargo Channing
Len CariouBill Sampson
Bonnie FranklinBonnie
Penny FullerEve Harrington
Brandon MaggartBuzz Richards
Robert MandanHoward Benedict
Lee Roy ReamsDuane Fox
Ann WilliamsKaren Richards
Bill AllsbrookDanny
Dancer
John AnaniaTony Announcer
Peter
David AndersonMusician
Dancer
Renee BaughmanDancer
Ray BeckerStan Harding
Joan BellDancer
Debi CarpenterDancer
John CashmanDancer
Jon DaenenDancer
Nicholas DanteDancer
Patti D'BeckDancer
Marilyn D'HonauDancer
Gene FooteDancer
Laurie FranksSinger
Nat HorneMusician
Dancer
Ernestine JacksonSinger
Howard KahlBob
Singer
Gene KeltonMusician
Dancer
Alan KingTony Host
Marybeth KurdockDancer
Mike MisitaJoey
Dancer
Ed NolfiDancer
Carol PetriAutograph Seeker
Carol
Dancer
Sheilah RaeSinger
Orrin ReileyPiano Player
TV Director
Singer
Jeannette SeibertSinger
Tom UrichBert
Henrietta ValorSinger
Sammy WilliamsDancer
Jerry WyattBartender
Singer
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)
Theatre World
winner 1970 Award [recipient] 
  Len Cariou
winner 1970 Award [recipient] 
  Bonnie Franklin
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] 
 Performer: Lauren Bacall
winner 1970 Outstanding Director [winner] 
 Directed by Ron Field
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams
ACT 1 Sung By
Backstage BabbleFirst Nighters
Think How It's Gonna BeBill Sampson
But AliveMargo Channing and Boys
The Best Night of My LifeEve Harrington
Who's That Girl?Margo Channing
ApplauseBonnie and Gypsies
Hurry BackMargo Channing
Fasten Your Seat BeltsBuzz Richards, Karen Richards, Howard Benedict, Duane Fox, Bill Sampson and Guests
Welcome to the TheatreMargo Channing
ACT 2 Sung By
Inner ThoughtsKaren Richards, Buzz Richards and Margo Channing
Good FriendsMargo Channing, Karen Richards and Buzz Richards
The Best Night of My Life (Reprise) Eve Harrington
She's No Longer a GypsyBonnie, Duane Fox and Gypsies
One of a KindBill Sampson and Margo Channing
One Hallowe'enEve Harrington
Something GreaterMargo Channing
FinaleMargo Channing and Company