The Boy Friend

Musical - Original

Royale Theatre

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  • Opening Date: September 30, 1954
  • Closing Date: November 26, 1955
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 485

Lyrics: Sandy Wilson

Book: Sandy Wilson

Music: Sandy Wilson


A group of British girls studying at a finishing school in the south of France carry on romances with mistaken identities and other crises, as do the adults in their lives, in Sandy Wilson's affectionate parody of silly 1920s musicals.


Opening Night Cast

Julie Andrews in The Boy Friend Julie Andrews Polly
John Hewer Tony
Jimmy Alex Phillipe
Ruth Altman Madame Dubonnet
Eric Berry Percival Browne
Mickey Calin Guest
Stella Claire Lolita
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Sandy Wilson Book
  Sandy Wilson Music
  Sandy Wilson Lyrics
  Vida Hope Director
  John Heawood Choreographer
  Reginald Wooley Scenic Design
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1955 Theatre World Award Julie Andrews Winner
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