Lost in the Stars

Musical - Original

Music Box Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 20, 1949
  • Opening Date: October 30, 1949
  • Closing Date: July 1, 1950
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 281

Music: Kurt Weill

Lyrics: Maxwell Anderson

Book: Maxwell Anderson


Two South African families, one black and one white, are brought together by a tragic murder charge in the age of apartheid, in Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's musical adaptation of Alan Paton's novel Cry the Beloved Country.


Opening Night Cast

Roy Allen William
Leslie Banks James Jarvis
LaCoste Brown Singer
Robert Byrn Singer
Sibol Cain Singer
Herbert Coleman Alex
Warren Coleman John Kumalo
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Maxwell Anderson Book
Kurt Weill Kurt Weill Music
  Maxwell Anderson Lyrics
  Rouben Mamoulian Director
  La Verne French Choreographer
  George Jenkins Scenic Design
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1950 Special Award Sheila Guyse Winner
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