Musical - Original

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

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  • First Preview: April 15, 1976
  • Opening Date: April 25, 1976
  • Closing Date: June 5, 1976
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 48

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick

Book: Sherman Yellen


The story of Henry VIII, the volatile English king who married multiple times in the hope of securing a male heir to the throne, is musicalized by Richard Rodgers, Sheldon Harnick and Sherman Yellen.


Opening Night Cast

Nicol Williamson Henry VIII, King of England
Tom Aldredge in Rex Tom Aldredge Will Somers
Penny Fuller in Rex Penny Fuller Princess Elizabeth
Anne Boleyn
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Sherman Yellen Book
Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers Music
Sheldon Harnick Sheldon Harnick Lyrics
  Edwin Sherin Director
  Dania Krupska Choreographer
  John Conklin Scenic Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Nicol Williamson Nominee
1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Penny Fuller Nominee
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