Good News

Musical - Revival

St. James Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: November 11, 1974
  • Opening Date: December 23, 1974
  • Closing Date: January 4, 1975
  • Previews: 51
  • Performances: 16

Lyrics: Ray Henderson, Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown

Music: Ray Henderson, Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown

Book: Buddy DeSylva, Frank Mandel, Laurence Schwab


Romance, passing exams, winning the football game and doing the "Varsity Drag" are the main focuses of a group of students at Tait College in the 1920s. Note: The 1974 revival re-set the action to the 1930s.


Opening Night Cast

Timothy Gray
Alice Faye Professor Kenyon
Gene Nelson in Good News Gene Nelson Bill Johnson
Stubby Kaye Pooch Kearney
Jeff Spielman Boy
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Laurence Schwab Book
  Frank Mandel Book
  Buddy DeSylva Book
  Ray Henderson Music
  Buddy DeSylva Music
  Lew Brown Music
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Outstanding Choreography Donald Saddler Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1975 Theatre World Award Marti Rolph Winner
1975 Theatre World Award Scott Stevensen Winner
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