A Doll's Life

Musical - Original

Mark Hellinger Theatre

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  • First Preview: September 8, 1982
  • Opening Date: September 23, 1982
  • Closing Date: September 26, 1982
  • Previews: 18
  • Performances: 5

Music: Larry Grossman

Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green


In this musical sequel to Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House, Nora strikes out on her own after slamming the door on husband Torvald, becoming a successful businesswoman and meeting several men who see her in different ways, before returning home to see if her husband can view her as an equal partner.


Opening Night Cast

George Hearn in A Doll's Life George Hearn Johan
Betsy Joslyn in A Doll's Life Betsy Joslyn Nora
Peter Gallagher in A Doll's Life Peter Gallagher Otto
Edmund Lyndeck Eric
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Opening Night Production Credits

Betty Comden Betty Comden Book
Adolph Green Adolph Green Book
  Larry Grossman Music
Betty Comden Betty Comden Lyrics
Adolph Green Adolph Green Lyrics
Harold Prince Harold Prince Director
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1982 - 1983

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1983 Outstanding Music Larry Grossman Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1983 Theatre World Award Peter Gallagher Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1983 Actor in a Musical George Hearn Nominee
1983 Book of a Musical Betty Comden
Adolph Green
1983 Original Score Larry Grossman
Betty Comden
Adolph Green
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