Happy as Larry

Musical - Original

Coronet Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: January 6, 1950
  • Closing Date: January 7, 1950
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 3

Music: Mischa Portnoff, Wesley Portnoff

Lyrics: Donagh MacDonagh

Book: Donagh MacDonagh


An Irish tailor discusses marriage with his friends and tells the story of his grandfather, who was poisoned by a doctor in love with his wife. But through various fantastical coincidences, he comes back to life a widower and marries a seemingly nicer but marriage-desperate widow.


Opening Night Cast

Burgess Meredith in Happy as Larry Burgess Meredith Larry
Marguerite Piazza The Widow
Gene Barry The Doctor
Barbara Perry Mrs. Larry
Henry Calvin Fifth Tailor
Irwin Corey in Happy as Larry Irwin Corey Seamus
Ralph Hertz The Gravedigger
Mara Kim Clotho
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Donagh MacDonagh Book
  Mischa Portnoff Music
  Wesley Portnoff Music
  Donagh MacDonagh Lyrics
Burgess Meredith Burgess Meredith Staging
  Anna Sokolow Choreographer
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