New Girl in Town

Musical - Original

46th Street Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: May 14, 1957
  • Closing Date: May 24, 1958
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 431

Book: George Abbott

Lyrics: Bob Merrill

Music: Bob Merrill


A weary former prostitute seeks out her estranged sea captain father, hoping to find forgiveness from him and love with a stoker from whom she attempts to conceal her past, in Bob Merrill and George Abbott's musical adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie.


Opening Night Cast

Gwen Verdon in New Girl in Town Gwen Verdon Anna
Thelma Ritter Marthy
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Abbott George Abbott Book
  Bob Merrill Music
  Bob Merrill Lyrics
George Abbott George Abbott Director
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse Choreographer
  Ronald De Mann Hair Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Actress in a Musical Thelma Ritter Winner
1958 Actress in a Musical Gwen Verdon Winner
1958 Choreography Bob Fosse Nominee
1958 Featured Actor in a Musical Cameron Prud'homme Nominee
1958 Musical   Nominee
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