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The Most Happy Fella   

Majestic Theatre, (10/11/1979 - 11/25/1979)
First Preview: Sep 20, 1979 Total Previews: 23
Opening Date: Oct 11, 1979    
Closing Date: Nov 25, 1979 Total Performances: 53

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: San Francisco; Napa, California; and Tony's home and barn. 1927.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Sherwin M. Goldman; Produced in association with Michigan Opera Theatre (David DiChiera, General Director) and Emhan, Inc.
Book by Frank Loesser; Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Based on "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard; Musical Director: Andrew Meltzer; Music orchestrated by Don Walker
Directed by Jack O'Brien; Choreographed by Graciela Daniele
Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt; Costume Design by Nancy Potts; Lighting Design by Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr.
General Manager: Mario De Maria
Production Stage Manager: Herb Vogler; Stage Manager: Ben Janney
Conducted by Eric Stern; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press; Associate Conductor: Al Cavaliere
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Dance Captain: Tina Paul; Press Representative: Becky Flora, Glen Gary and Marguerite Wolfe; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Giorgio TozziTony
Steven Alex-ColeMax
Lawrence AsherThe Priest
Dean BadolatoClem
Frederick Burchinal
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Michael CapesThe Bus Driver
Richard CroftNeighbor
Sharon DanielsRosabella
Stephen DubovSheriff
Louisa FlaningamCleo
Tim FlavinBusboy
Karen GiombettiWaitress
Bill HastingsThe Cashier
The Brakeman
D. Michael HeathNeighbor
Melanie HeltonNeighbor's Lady
Adrienne LeonettiMarie
Joe McGrathThe Doctor
Linda Michele
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
David MilesJake
Richard MuenzJoe
Darren NimnichtPasquale
Dan O'SullivanThe Postman
Tina PaulWaitress
D'arcy PhiferWaitress
Patrice PickeringNeighbor
Candace RogersNeighbor
Dee Etta RoweNeighbor's Lady
Bonnie SimmonsNeighbor
Franco SpotoCiccio
Gene VarroneGiuseppe
Dennis WarningHerman
Jane WarsawNeighbor's Lady
Richard WhiteNeighbor
Carla WilkinsNeighbor
Sally WilliamsNeighbor's Lady
Kevin WilsonAl
Smith WordesWaitress
Swings: Philip Jerry and Laurie Scandurra
Understudies: Lawrence Asher (The Postman), Michael Capes (Clem), Richard Croft (Ciccio), Stephen Dubov (Al), D. Michael Heath (Jake), David Miles (Herman), Dan O'Sullivan (Pasquale), Dee Etta Rowe (Cleo), Franco Spoto (Giuseppe, The Doctor), Richard White (Joe, The Cashier) and Carla Wilkins (Marie)
Tony Award®
 1980 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Giorgio Tozzi
Drama Desk Award
 1980 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Giorgio Tozzi
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
Ooh! My Feet!Cleo
I Know How It IsCleo and Rosabella
Seven Million CrumbsCleo
I Don't Know (The Letter)Rosabella
Maybe He's Kind of CrazyRosabella and Cleo
Somebody, SomewhereRosabella
The Most Happy FellaTony and Neighbors
A Long Time AgoMarie and Tony
Standing on the CornerHerman, Clem, Jake and Al
Joey, Joey, JoeyJoe
Soon You Gonna Leave Me, JoeTony
AbbondanzaGiuseppe, Pasquale and Ciccio
Plenty BambiniTony
Special Delivery!The Postman
BenvenutaGiuseppe, Pasquale, Ciccio and Joe
Aren't You Glad?Rosabella
No Home, No JobRosabella
Eyes like a strangerMarie
Don't CryJoe and Rosabella
ACT 2 Sung By
Fresno BeautiesWorkers
Cold and DeadRosabella and Joe
Love and KindnessThe Doctor
Happy to Make Your AcquaintanceRosabella, Tony and Cleo
I Don't Like This DameMarie and Cleo
Big DCleo, Herman and Neighbors
How Beautiful the DaysTony, Rosabella, Marie and Joe
Young PeopleMarie, Tony and Young Neighbors
Warm All OverRosabella
Old People GottaTony
I Like EverybodyHerman and Cleo
I Love HimRosabella
I Know How It IsCleo
Like a Woman Loves a ManRosabella
My Heart Is So Full of YouTony and Rosabella
HoedownTony, Rosabella and Neighbors
Mamma, MammaTony
Abbondanza (Reprise) Pasquale, Giuseppe and Ciccio
Goodbye, Darlin'Cleo and Herman
I Like Everybody (Reprise) Herman and Cleo
Song of a Summer NightThe Doctor and Neighbors
Please Let Me Tell YouRosabella
Tell Tony and Rosabella Goodbye for Me (Tony's Thoughts)Joe
She Gonna Come Home Wit' MeTony
Nobody's Ever Gonna Love YouTony, Marie and Cleo
I Made a FistHerman and Cleo