Musical - Original

Minskoff Theatre

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  • First Preview: May 4, 1978
  • Opening Date: May 10, 1978
  • Closing Date: May 13, 1978
  • Previews: 6
  • Performances: 5

Lyrics: Peter Udell

Book: Peter Udell, Ketti Frings

Music: Gary Geld


Ketti Frings co-authors this musical adaptation of her play Look Homeward, Angel, based on Thomas Wolfe's novel about a domineering mother who insists her sons help her run a boardinghouse, keeping their own dreams in check.


Opening Night Cast

Fred Gwynne W. O. Gant
Frances Sternhagen in Angel Frances Sternhagen Eliza Gant
Patti Allison Mrs. Fatty Pert
Jayne Barnett Miss Brown
Billy Beckham Mr. Farrell
Grace Carney Mrs. Snowden
Donna Davis Helen Gant
Patricia Englund Madame Victoria
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ketti Frings Book
  Peter Udell Book
  Gary Geld Composer
  Peter Udell Lyrics
  Philip Rose Director
  Robert Tucker Choreographer
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Joel Higgins Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Actress in a Musical Frances Sternhagen Nominee
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