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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
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; Assistant to Mr. Randolph: Tom Scott; Assistant to Miss Musser: Ken Billington; Assistant to Mr. Aghayan: Harry Curtis
General Manager: Philip Adler; Company Manager: S.M. Handelsman
Production Stage Manager: Terence Little; Stage Manager: Donald Christy; Assistant Stage Mgr: Lanier Davis and Howard Kahl
Orchestra Personnel Supervisor: Morris Stonzek; Assistant Conductor: Skip Redwine; 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
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
Theatre World
nominee 1970 Award [recipient]
Len Cariou
nominee 1970 Award [recipient]
Bonnie Franklin
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 1Sung 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 2Sung 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