Saturday, May 2, 2015


Broadway opening: January 27th, 1962 - Run: 65 performances

Directed by Harold Prince – Book, Music and Lyrics by James Goldman, John Kander & William Goldman - Choreography by John Butler - Orchestrations by Robert Ginzler

Cast: Shelley Berman, Eileen Heckart, Morris Carnovksy, Larry Kert, Cathryn Damon, Rita Gardner, Lulu Bates, Jack de Lon, Paula Trueman, Linda Lavin, Bibi Osterwald

Plot: "In Chicago, Gerry Siegal and Sally Nathan, a young suburban Chicago couple, decide to marry. The bride's Uncle Alfie (her guardian) wants an intimate wedding and wages a war of words with the groom's entire family. The groom's brassy Jewish mother Tillie commandeers the planning, steering it towards a large country club wedding (despite her husband's scolding her for taking over). Caterers, dressmakers, band leaders, rabbis, florists, photographers and a bossy wedding planner are pushed to the limit by the madcap preparations. The bride and groom, who have retained their sanity, realize that their families have almost destroyed the wedding. They announce their intention to have a quiet family affair." in Wikipedia

Tracks: Anything for You - Beautiful - Beautiful (Reprise) - My Son, the Lawyer - Every Girl Wants to Get Married - Right Girls - There's a Room in My House - Siegal Marching Song - Nathan Marching Song - Harmony - Now, Morris - Wonderful Party - Revenge - Summer Is Over – Harmony (Reprise) - I'm Worse Than Anybody - What I Say Goes - The Wedding

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