1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Musical - Original

Mark Hellinger Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 21, 1976
  • Opening Date: May 4, 1976
  • Closing Date: May 8, 1976
  • Previews: 13
  • Performances: 7

Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner

Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Music: Leonard Bernstein


The trials and tribulations of the White House's occupants from George Washington to Theodore Roosevelt, and those of their wives and servants, are musicalized by Leonard Bernstein and Alan Jay Lerner. The Presidents and First Ladies are all played by one man and one woman, and the servants are played by the same couple, Lud and Seena, through the years.


Opening Night Cast

Ken Howard The President
Gilbert Price Lud
Patricia Routledge The President's Wife
Emily Yancy Seena
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Opening Night Production Credits

Alan Jay  Lerner Alan Jay Lerner Book
Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein Music
Alan Jay  Lerner Alan Jay Lerner Lyrics
  Terry Fay Casting
  Gilbert Moses Co-Director
  George Faison Co-Director
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1975 - 1976

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Outstanding Music and Lyrics Leonard Bernstein Nominee
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