The Human Comedy

Opera - Original

Royale Theatre

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  • First Preview: March 20, 1984
  • Opening Date: April 5, 1984
  • Closing Date: April 15, 1984
  • Previews: 20
  • Performances: 13

Music: Galt MacDermot

Libretto: William Dumaresq


A small-town American family struggles to survive World War II in this musical adaptation of William Saroyan's novel, as young Homer comes of age and his brother, Marcus, fights in the war and inspires his orphaned fellow soldiers with tales of his girlfriend and family.


Opening Night Cast

Josh Blake Ulysses Macauley
Anne Marie Bobby Helen
Kenneth Bryan Soldier
Debra Byrd Beautiful Music
Gordon Connell Mr. Grogan
Marc Stephen DelGatto Townsperson
Christopher Edmonds Thief
Laurie Franks Miss Hicks
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Opening Night Production Credits

  William Dumaresq Libretto
Galt MacDermot Galt MacDermot Music
  Wilford Leach Director
  Bob Shaw Scenic Design
Rita Ryack Rita Ryack Costume Design
James F. Ingalls James F. Ingalls Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1983 - 1984

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Bonnie Koloc Nominee
1984 Outstanding Music Galt MacDermot Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Theatre World Award Bonnie Koloc Winner
1984 Theatre World Award Stephen Geoffreys Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Featured Actor in a Musical Stephen Geoffreys Nominee
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