Bells Are Ringing

Musical - Original

Shubert Theatre (November 19, 1956 - December 13, 1958)
Alvin Theatre (December 15, 1958 - March 07, 1959)
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  • Opening Date: November 29, 1956
  • Closing Date: March 7, 1959
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 924

Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Music: Jule Styne


An answering service operator gets a little too involved in the lives of her clients, particularly a procrastinating playwright whom she falls for. Mistaken identity and misadventures follow in this Jule Styne-Comden and Green musical comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Judy Holliday in Bells Are Ringing Judy Holliday Ella Peterson
Sydney Chaplin Jeff Moss
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Opening Night Production Credits

Betty Comden Betty Comden Book
Adolph Green Adolph Green Book
Jule Styne Jule Styne Music
Betty Comden Betty Comden Lyrics
Adolph Green Adolph Green Lyrics
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins Director
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Theatre World Award Sydney Chaplin Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Actress in a Musical Judy Holliday Winner
1957 Choreography Jerome Robbins
Bob Fosse
1957 Featured Actor in a Musical Sydney Chaplin Winner
1957 Musical   Nominee
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