No Strings

Musical - Original

54th Street Theatre (March 15, 1962 - September 29, 1962)
Broadhurst Theatre (October 01, 1962 - August 03, 1963)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 14, 1962
  • Opening Date: March 15, 1962
  • Closing Date: August 3, 1963
  • Previews: 1
  • Performances: 580

Lyrics: Richard Rodgers

Music: Richard Rodgers

Book: Samuel Taylor


An African-American fashion model in Paris falls for a white American novelist who is enjoying the high life at the expense of his work. She convinces him to return home for inspiration, and he does — without her.


Opening Night Cast

Diahann Carroll Barbara Woodruff
Richard Kiley in No Strings Richard Kiley David Jordan
Noelle Adam Jeanette Valmy
Don Chastain in No Strings Don Chastain Mike Robinson
Alvin Epstein in No Strings Alvin Epstein Luc Delbert
Mitchell Gregg Louis dePourtal
Bernice Massi Comfort O'Connell
Polly Rowles Mollie Plummer
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Samuel Taylor Book
Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers Music
Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers Lyrics
  Joe Layton Director
  Joe Layton Choreographer
  David Hays Scenic Design
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Special Award   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Actor in a Musical Richard Kiley Nominee
1962 Actress in a Musical Diahann Carroll Winner
1962 Choreography Joe Layton Winner
1962 Composer Richard Rodgers Winner
1962 Conductor and Musical Director Peter Matz Nominee
1962 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Donald Brooks Nominee
1962 Direction of a Musical Joe Layton Nominee
1962 Musical   Nominee
1962 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) David Hays Nominee
1962 Special Award Richard Rodgers Winner
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