Charlie and Algernon

Musical - Original

Helen Hayes Theatre

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  • First Preview: September 4, 1980
  • Opening Date: September 14, 1980
  • Closing Date: September 28, 1980
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 17

Music: Charles Strouse

Lyrics: David Rogers

Book: David Rogers


A medical experiment attempts to turn a brain-damaged man into a genius in this musical adaptation of Daniel Keyes' novel Flowers for Algernon and the film based on it.


Opening Night Cast

P.J. Benjamin in Charlie and Algernon P.J. Benjamin Charlie
Matthew Duda Little Charlie
Edward Earle Dr. Strauss
Sandy Faison Alice Kinnian
Nancy Franklin in Charlie and Algernon Nancy Franklin Mrs. Donner
Patrick Jude Frank
Julienne Marie Charlie's Mother
Loida Santos Lita
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Opening Night Production Credits

David Rogers David Rogers Book
Charles Strouse Charles Strouse Music
David Rogers David Rogers Lyrics
  Louis W. Scheeder Director
  Virginia Freeman Choreographer
  Kate Edmunds Scenic Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Original Score Charles Strouse
David Rogers
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