Barnum

Musical - Original

St. James Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 5, 1980
  • Opening Date: April 30, 1980
  • Closing Date: May 16, 1982
  • Previews: 26
  • Performances: 854

Music: Cy Coleman

Lyrics: Michael Stewart

Book: Mark Bramble

Synopsis

Circus impresario Phineas T. Barnum builds "The Greatest Show on Earth," despite his wife's disapproval and a brief affair with "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind.

 

Opening Night Cast

Jim Dale in Barnum Jim Dale Phineas Taylor Barnum
Glenn Close in Barnum Glenn Close Chairy Barnum
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Opening Night Production Credits

Mark Bramble Mark Bramble Book
Cy Coleman Cy Coleman Music
Michael Stewart Michael Stewart Lyrics
  Joe Layton Director
  Joe Layton Musical Staging
  David Mitchell Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Jim Dale Winner
1980 Outstanding Choreography Joe Layton Nominee
1980 Outstanding Director of a Musical Joe Layton Nominee
1980 Outstanding Music Cy Coleman Nominee
1980 Outstanding Musical   Nominee
1980 Outstanding Set Design David Mitchell Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Theatre World Award Marianne Tatum Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Actor in a Musical Jim Dale Winner
1980 Book of a Musical Mark Bramble Nominee
1980 Choreography Joe Layton Nominee
1980 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Theoni V. Aldredge Winner
1980 Direction of a Musical Joe Layton Nominee
1980 Featured Actress in a Musical Glenn Close Nominee
1980 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Craig Miller Nominee
1980 Musical   Nominee
1980 Original Score Cy Coleman
Michael Stewart
Nominee
1980 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) David Mitchell Winner
 
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