The Selling of the President

Musical - Original

Shubert Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 16, 1972
  • Opening Date: March 22, 1972
  • Closing Date: March 25, 1972
  • Previews: 6
  • Performances: 5

Lyrics: Jack O'Brien

Book: Jack O'Brien, Stuart Hample

Music: Bob James


In 1968, Presidential candidate Richard Nixon's staff increases his popularity through a series of carefully orchestrated TV advertising campaigns, in this musical based on the book by Joe McGinniss.


Opening Night Cast

Rick Atwell Van Denisovich
Barbara Barrie in The Selling of the President Barbara Barrie Grace Mason
John Bentley Arthur Hayes
Jamie Carr Casey Steele
Robert Darnell Ted Bacon
Deborah Darr Inga Brand
Pi Douglass Ghoulie
Franklin Douglass Pierce
See Full Opening Night Cast

Opening Night Production Credits

  Stuart Hample Writer
  Stuart Hample Book
Jack O'Brien Jack O'Brien Book
  Bob James Music
Jack O'Brien Jack O'Brien Lyrics
  Robert H. Livingston Director
See Full Opening Night Production credits
See More
You are submitting a comment about: The page you are currently on: The Selling of the President on Broadway - Information, Cast, Crew, Synopsis and Photos - Playbill Vault
The website in general
What are you writing about?
Who are you?
Explain your reason for writing to us