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Happy End   

 
Martin Beck Theatre, (5/07/1977 - 7/10/1977)
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Opening Date: May 07, 1977    
Closing Date: Jul 10, 1977 Total Performances: 75

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Chicago. December 1915.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by Michael Harvey and The Chelsea Theater Center (Robert Kalfin: Artistic Director; Michael David: Executive Director); Associate Producer: Wilder Luke Burnap
Music by Kurt Weill; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Original German play by Elisabeth Hauptmann; Book adapted by Michael Feingold; Musical Director: Roland Gagnon
Chelsea Theater Center Production newly conceived by Robert Kalfin; Directed by Robert Kalfin and Patricia Birch; Staged by Patricia Birch
Scenic Design by Robert U. Taylor; Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Hair Design by Patrik D. Moreton; Make-Up Design by Patrik D. Moreton
General Manager: Jack Schlissel and Jay Kingwill; Company Manager: Albert Poland
Production Stage Manager: Mark Wright; Stage Manager: Charles Kindl; Technical Supervisor: Mitch Miller
Lyrics adapted by Michael Feingold
General Press Representative: Susan Bloch; Advertising: Great Scott Advertising; Photographer: Martha Swope
Cast
Grayson HallA Lady in Gray
"The Fly"
Christopher Lloyd
Due to a leg injury, Christopher Lloyd did not perform on opening night; Bob Gunton went on until Mr. Lloyd could resume the role on crutches
Bill Cracker
Meryl StreepLieutenant Lillian Holiday
"Hallelujah Lil"
Benjamin RaysonSam "Mammy" Wurlitzer
Liz SheridanMajor Stone
Tony AzitoDr. Nakamura
"The Governor"
Raymond J. BarryJohnny Flint
"Baby Face"
Alexandra BorrieSister Jane
Christopher CaraBrother Ben Owens
John A. CoeJimmy Dexter
"The Reverend"
Donna EmmanuelMiriam
the barmaid
Joe GrifasiCaptain Hannibal Jackson
Prudence Wright HolmesSister Mary
Kristin JolliffMember of The Fold
Frank KopycMember of The Fold
Tom MardirosianMember of The Fold
Martha MillerMember of The Fold
Victor PappasMember of The Fold
David PursleyA Cop
Robert WeilBob Marker
"The Professor"
Standby: Bob Gunton (Bill Cracker)
Understudies: Alexandra Borrie (Lieutenant Lillian Holiday), Donna Emmanuel (Sister Jane), Kristin Jolliff (Miriam, Sister Mary), Frank Kopyc (Captain Hannibal Jackson), Tom Mardirosian (A Cop, Johnny Flint), Martha Miller (A Lady in Gray, Major Stone), Victor Pappas (Bob Marker, Dr. Nakamura) and David Pursley (Jimmy Dexter, Sam "Mammy" Wurlitzer)
Tony Award®
 1977 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Michael Harvey and The Chelsea Theater Center (Robert Kalfin: Artistic Director; Michael David: Executive Director)
 1977 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Original German play by Elisabeth Hauptmann ;  Book adapted by Michael Feingold
 1977 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Kurt Weill ;  Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Drama Desk Award
 1977 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Michael Harvey and The Chelsea Theater Center (Robert Kalfin: Artistic Director; Michael David: Executive Director)
 1977 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Meryl Streep
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
ACT 1 Sung By
PrologueCompany
The Bilbao SongGovernor, Baby Face, Bill Cracker and Gang
Lieutenants of the LordLieutenant Lillian Holiday ("Hallelujah Lil") and Army
March AheadArmy
The Sailors' TangoLieutenant Lillian Holiday ("Hallelujah Lil")
ACT 2 Sung By
Brother, Give Yourself a ShoveArmy and Fold
Song of the Big ShotGovernor
Don't Be AfraidSister Jane, Army and Fold
In Our Childhood's Bright EndeavorCaptain Hannibal Jackson
The Liquor Dealer's DreamCaptain Hannibal Jackson, Governor, Sister Jane, Army and Fold
ACT 3 Sung By
The Mandalay SongSam "Mammy" Wurlitzer and Gang
Surabaya JohnnyLieutenant Lillian Holiday ("Hallelujah Lil")
Song of the Big Shot (Reprise) Bill Cracker
Ballad of the Lily of HellThe Fly
The Happy EndCompany