Subways Are for Sleeping

Musical - Original

St. James Theatre

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  • First Preview: December 25, 1961
  • Opening Date: December 27, 1961
  • Closing Date: June 23, 1962
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 205

Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Music: Jule Styne


A magazine writer goes undercover for a story about well-dressed men who lead happy homeless lives in New York City, eventually falling for their leader, in Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical comedy.


Opening Night Cast

Sydney Chaplin Tom Bailey
Carol Lawrence in Subways Are for Sleeping Carol Lawrence Angela McKay
Orson Bean Charlie Smith
Gordon Connell Mr. Pitman
Grayson Hall Myra Blake
Phyllis Newman in Subways Are for Sleeping Phyllis Newman Martha Vail
John Sharpe Photographer
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Opening Night Production Credits

Betty Comden Betty Comden Book
Adolph Green Adolph Green Book
Jule Styne Jule Styne Music
Betty Comden Betty Comden Lyrics
Adolph Green Adolph Green Lyrics
Michael Kidd Michael Kidd Director
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Choreography Michael Kidd Nominee
1962 Featured Actor in a Musical Orson Bean Nominee
1962 Featured Actress in a Musical Phyllis Newman Winner
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