How Now, Dow Jones

Musical - Original

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

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  • First Preview: November 21, 1967
  • Opening Date: December 7, 1967
  • Closing Date: June 15, 1968
  • Previews: 19
  • Performances: 220

Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh

Book: Max Shulman

Music: Elmer Bernstein


The woman charged with reporting the Dow Jones average reports falsely that it has hit 1,000, because her fiancé has promised to marry her when that happens.


Opening Night Cast

Stanley Simmonds Dow
James Congdon Herbert
Jennifer Darling Sue Ellen
Sally De May Mrs. Harris
Rex Everhart in How Now, Dow Jones Rex Everhart Bradbury
Arthur Hughes A. K.
Barnard Hughes Senator McFetridge
Charlotte Jones Mrs. Millhauser
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Max Shulman Book
  Elmer Bernstein Music
Carolyn Leigh Carolyn Leigh Lyrics
George Abbott George Abbott Director
Gillian Lynne Gillian Lynne Choreographer
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Actor in a Musical Tony Roberts Nominee
1968 Actress in a Musical Brenda Vaccaro Nominee
1968 Composer and Lyricist Elmer Bernstein
Carolyn Leigh
1968 Direction of a Musical George Abbott Nominee
1968 Featured Actor in a Musical Hiram Sherman Winner
1968 Musical   Nominee
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