Musical - Original

Winter Garden Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 7, 1959
  • Closing Date: February 13, 1960
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 80

Music: Harold Arlen

Lyrics: Johnny Mercer


An illegitimate Creole girl and a Montana cowboy meet in New Orleans while attempting to get revenge on past wrongs. They team up and struggle to avoid their growing attraction to each other in Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Morton Da Costa's musical adaptation of Edna Ferber's novel Saratoga Trunk.


Opening Night Cast

Howard Keel in Saratoga Howard Keel Clint Maroon
Carol Lawrence in Saratoga Carol Lawrence Clio Dulaine
Odette Myrtil Belle Piquery
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Morton Da Costa Dramatized by
  Harold Arlen Music
  Johnny Mercer Lyrics
  Morton Da Costa Director
  Ralph Beaumont Choreographer
  Cecil Beaton Scenic Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Cecil Beaton Winner
1960 Scenic Design of a Musical Cecil Beaton Nominee
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