Dear World

Musical - Original

Mark Hellinger Theatre

  • First Preview: December 18, 1968
  • Opening Date: February 6, 1969
  • Closing Date: May 31, 1969
  • Previews: 45
  • Performances: 132

Lyrics: Jerry Herman

Music: Jerry Herman

Book: Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee


A deranged countess and her associates scheme to stop businessmen from drilling for oil under the streets of their Parisian neighborhood, in Jerry Herman, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's musical adaptation of Jean Giraudoux's play The Madwoman of Chaillot.


Opening Night Cast

Angela Lansbury in Dear World Angela Lansbury Countess Aurelia, the Madwoman of Chaillot
Milo O'Shea The Sewerman
Jane Connell Gabrielle, the Madwoman of Montmartre
Carmen Mathews Constance, the Madwoman of the Flea Market
Kurt Peterson in Dear World Kurt Peterson Julian
Pamela Hall Nina
William Larsen The Chairman of The Board
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Opening Night Production Credits

Jerome Lawrence Jerome Lawrence Book
  Robert E. Lee Book
Jerry Herman Jerry Herman Music
Jerry Herman Jerry Herman Lyrics
  Joe Layton Director
  Joe Layton Choreographer
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Actress in a Musical Angela Lansbury Winner
1969 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Oliver Smith Nominee
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