Musical - Original

46th Street Theatre

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  • First Preview: October 12, 1960
  • Opening Date: October 17, 1960
  • Closing Date: April 23, 1961
  • Previews: 6
  • Performances: 216

Book: George Abbott, Jerome Weidman

Music: Jerry Bock

Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick


A preacher campaigns to rid 1890s New York City of its red-light district, ultimately falling victim to an attempted frame-up by a tabloid journalist, in Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, George Abbott and Jerome Weidman's musical.


Opening Night Cast

Maurice Evans Reverend Brock
Ron Husmann Tommy
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Abbott George Abbott Book
  Jerome Weidman Book
Jerry Bock Jerry Bock Music
Sheldon Harnick Sheldon Harnick Lyrics
George Abbott George Abbott Director
  Joe Layton Choreographer
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Theatre World Award Ron Husmann Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Actor in a Musical Maurice Evans Nominee
1961 Costume Design of a Musical Cecil Beaton Nominee
1961 Featured Actor in a Musical Ron Husmann Nominee
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