Music Is

Musical - Original

St. James Theatre

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  • First Preview: December 9, 1976
  • Opening Date: December 20, 1976
  • Closing Date: December 26, 1976
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 8

Lyrics: Will Holt

Book: George Abbott

Music: Richard Adler


In this musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Viola, shipwrecked on the strange island of Illyria and separated from her twin brother, Sebastian, disguises herself as a boy to serve the duke Orsino, who is in love with the fair Olivia, leading to all manner of comic and romantic complications.


Opening Night Cast

Catherine Cox Viola
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Abbott George Abbott Book
Richard Adler Richard Adler Music
  Will Holt Lyrics
George Abbott George Abbott Director
Patricia Birch Patricia Birch Musical Staging
  Eldon Elder Scenic Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Catherine Cox Nominee
1977 Outstanding Choreography Patricia Birch Nominee
1977 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Daniel Ben-Zali Nominee
1977 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Christopher Hewett Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Choreography Patricia Birch Nominee
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