A Joyful Noise

Musical - Original

Mark Hellinger Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: November 28, 1966
  • Opening Date: December 15, 1966
  • Closing Date: December 24, 1966
  • Previews: 4
  • Performances: 12

Book: Edward Padula

Lyrics: Oscar Brand, Paul Nassau

Music: Oscar Brand, Paul Nassau


A country singer who wanders the American South is run out of a Tennessee town by the father of the girl he loves, later returning as a singing idol who has chosen to return to the simple singing life.


Opening Night Cast

Martin Ambrose Freddy (Saw Mill Boys and The Motley Crew)
Shawn Campbell John Tom
Clifford David Brother Locke
George Mathews Walter Wishenant
Charles Morley Jaybird (Saw Mill Boys and The Motley Crew)
Karen Morrow Mary Texas
Leland Palmer Miss Jimmie
John Raitt Shade Motley
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Edward Padula Book
  Oscar Brand Music
  Paul Nassau Music
  Oscar Brand Lyrics
  Paul Nassau Lyrics
  Edward Padula Director
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1967 Choreography Michael Bennett Nominee
1967 Featured Actress in a Musical Susan Watson Nominee
1967 Featured Actress in a Musical Leland Palmer Nominee
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