The Most Happy Fella

Musical - Revival

City Center

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  • Opening Date: February 10, 1959
  • Closing Date: February 22, 1959
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  • Performances: 16

Lyrics: Frank Loesser

Book: Frank Loesser

Music: Frank Loesser


A middle-aged Italian vineyard owner falls in love with a pretty waitress from afar, sends her the picture of his handsome foreman, and convinces her to move to his California vineyard and marry him, in Frank Loesser's musical adaptation of Sidney Howard's play They Knew What They Wanted.


Opening Night Cast

Kenny Adams Clem
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Jessica Albright Country Girl
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Norman Atkins Tony
Lorrie Bentley All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Mary Sue Berry Neighbor
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Opening Night Production Credits

Frank Loesser Frank Loesser Libretto
Frank Loesser Frank Loesser Music
Frank Loesser Frank Loesser Lyrics
  Dania Krupska Entire production directed and supervised
  Dania Krupska Original Choreography
  Arthur Partington Choreography Re-Staging
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1959 Stage Technician Edward Flynn Nominee
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