Half a Sixpence

Musical - Original

Broadhurst Theatre

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  • First Preview: April 15, 1965
  • Opening Date: April 25, 1965
  • Closing Date: July 16, 1966
  • Previews: 4
  • Performances: 511

Lyrics: David Heneker

Music: David Heneker

Book: Beverley Cross


A humble Cockney who works in a fabric shop inherits a large sum, which allows him to finance his playwright friend's latest work and win the attentions of a well-bred girl — at the expense of his low-born sweetheart.


Opening Night Cast

Tommy Steele Arthur Kipps
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Beverley Cross Book
  David Heneker Music
  Robert Prince Composer of Opening Ballet Music
  David Heneker Lyrics
Gene Saks Gene Saks Director
  Onna White Choreographer
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Outstanding Performance Tommy Steele Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Actor in a Musical Tommy Steele Nominee
1965 Author of a Musical Beverley Cross Nominee
1965 Choreography Onna White Nominee
1965 Composer and Lyricist David Heneker Nominee
1965 Direction of a Musical Gene Saks Nominee
1965 Featured Actor in a Musical James Grout Nominee
1965 Featured Actress in a Musical Carrie Nye Nominee
1965 Musical   Nominee
1965 Producer of a Musical Allen-Hodgdon, Inc.
Stevens Productions, Inc.
Harold Fielding
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