Happy New Year

Musical - Original

Morosco Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 4, 1980
  • Opening Date: April 27, 1980
  • Closing Date: May 10, 1980
  • Previews: 27
  • Performances: 17

Lyrics: Cole Porter

Music: Cole Porter


A young banker who has worked his way up from poverty plans to retire as soon as he's made enough money to enjoy life, which scandalizes his rich fiancée but pleases her free-spirited sister. A musical adaptation of Philip Barry's play Holiday, featuring songs by Cole Porter.


Opening Night Cast

Richard Bekins Edward Seton, Jr.
Richard Christopher Steven
Leslie Denniston Linda Seton
Morgan Ensminger Charles
Mary Sue Finnerty Miss Madden
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Opening Night Production Credits

Cole Porter Cole Porter Music
Cole Porter Cole Porter Lyrics
  Burt Shevelove Director
Donald Saddler Donald Saddler Choreographer
  Pierre Balmain Costume Design
Ken Billington Ken Billington Lighting Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Outstanding Costume Design Pierre Balmain Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Theatre World Award Leslie Denniston Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Pierre Balmain Nominee
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