Musical - Original

Imperial Theatre (January 06, 1963 - September 12, 1964)
Shubert Theatre (September 14, 1964 - November 14, 1964)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: January 6, 1963
  • Closing Date: November 14, 1964
  • Previews: 8
  • Performances: 774

Lyrics: Lionel Bart

Book: Lionel Bart

Music: Lionel Bart


Orphaned Oliver Twist goes from mistreatment in the London workhouses to falling in with a gang of pickpockets led by the roguish Fagin, the kindhearted Nancy, and the menacing Bill Sykes, before finally finding a home, in Lionel Bart's musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.


Opening Night Cast

Georgia Brown Nancy
Clive Revill Fagin
John Call Dr. Grimwig
Willoughby Goddard Mr. Bumble
Barry Humphries in Oliver! Barry Humphries Mr. Sowerberry
Hope Jackman Mrs. Corney
David Jones The Artful Dodger
Geoffrey Lumb Mr. Brownlow
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Lionel Bart Book
  Lionel Bart Music
  Lionel Bart Lyrics
  Peter Coe Director
  Sean Kenny Scenic Design
  Sean Kenny Costume Design
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1963 Special Citation   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1963 Actor in a Musical Clive Revill Nominee
1963 Actress in a Musical Georgia Brown Nominee
1963 Author of a Musical Lionel Bart Nominee
1963 Composer and Lyricist Lionel Bart Winner
1963 Conductor and Musical Director Donald Pippin Winner
1963 Direction of a Musical Peter Coe Nominee
1963 Featured Actor in a Musical David Jones Nominee
1963 Musical   Nominee
1963 Producer of a Musical David Merrick
Donald Albery
1963 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Sean Kenny Winner
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