Happy Hunting

Musical - Original

Majestic Theatre

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  • Opening Date: December 6, 1956
  • Closing Date: November 30, 1957
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 412

Music: Harold Karr

Lyrics: Matt Dubey

Book: Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay


A nouveau-riche American widow goes to Monaco hoping to be invited to the wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier. She decides to match her daughter up with an impoverished Spanish duke but finds herself attracted to him, while her daughter falls for a lawyer.


Opening Night Cast

Fernando Lamas Duke of Granada
Ethel Merman in Happy Hunting Ethel Merman Liz Livingstone
Leon Belasco Arturo
Renato Cibelli Count Carlos
Mary Finney Maud Foley
Virginia Gibson Beth Livingstone
Gordon Polk Sanford Stewart, Jr.
Olive Templeton Mrs. Sanford Stewart, Sr.
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Howard Lindsay Book
  Russel Crouse Book
  Harold Karr Music
  Matt Dubey Lyrics
Abe Burrows Abe Burrows Director
  Alex Romero Musical Staging
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Actor in a Musical Fernando Lamas Nominee
1957 Actress in a Musical Ethel Merman Nominee
1957 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Irene Sharaff Nominee
1957 Featured Actress in a Musical Virginia Gibson Nominee
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