Ben Franklin in Paris

Musical - Original

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

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  • First Preview: October 7, 1964
  • Opening Date: October 27, 1964
  • Closing Date: May 1, 1965
  • Previews: 13
  • Performances: 215

Lyrics: Sidney Michaels

Book: Sidney Michaels

Music: Mark Sandrich, Jr.


Benjamin Franklin journeys to Paris with his two young grandsons to enlist France's aid in the American Revolution and finds that the best way to King Louis XIV is through a seductive countess who is the king's trusted adviser at court.


Opening Night Cast

Robert Preston in Ben Franklin in Paris Robert Preston Benjamin Franklin
Ulla Sallert Madame La Comtesse Diane de Vobrillac
Susan Watson in Ben Franklin in Paris Susan Watson Janine Nicolet
Oliver Clark Louis XVI
Jack Fletcher Pedro Count de Aranda
Sam Greene Captain Wickes
Robert Kaliban Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais
Franklin Kiser Temple Franklin
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Sidney Michaels Book
  Mark Sandrich, Jr. Music
  Sidney Michaels Lyrics
Michael Kidd Michael Kidd Director
Michael Kidd Michael Kidd Choreographer
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Author of a Musical Sidney Michaels Nominee
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