Musical - Original

Biltmore Theatre

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  • First Preview: November 3, 1983
  • Opening Date: November 21, 1983
  • Closing Date: February 19, 1984
  • Previews: 20
  • Performances: 104

Music: Elizabeth Swados

Lyrics: Garry Trudeau

Book: Garry Trudeau


Garry Trudeau wrote the book and lyrics for this adaptation of his political-satire comic strip, with Elizabeth Swados composing the music. A group of college seniors live together on a college commune in New England, dealing with romance and looking forward to getting rich in 1980s America.


Opening Night Cast

Barbara Andres Joanie
Gary Beach in Doonesbury Gary Beach Duke
Reathel Bean in Doonesbury Reathel Bean Roland
Voice of President Reagan
Ralph Bruneau Mike Doonesbury
Kate Burton in Doonesbury Kate Burton J.J.
Laura Dean Boopsie
Mark Linn-Baker in Doonesbury Mark Linn-Baker Mark
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Garry Trudeau Book
Elizabeth Swados Elizabeth Swados Music
  Garry Trudeau Lyrics
  Jacques Levy Director
  Margo Sappington Choreographer
  Peter Larkin Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1983 - 1984

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Outstanding Book of a Musical Garry Trudeau Nominee
1984 Outstanding Director of a Musical Jacques Levy Nominee
1984 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Laura Dean Nominee
1984 Outstanding Lyrics Garry Trudeau Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Theatre World Award Laura Dean Winner
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