Happy End

Musical - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • Opening Date: May 7, 1977
  • Closing Date: July 10, 1977
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 75

Music: Kurt Weill

Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht


Representatives of the Salvation Army and gangsters collide in Roaring Twenties Chicago in this Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht musical.


Opening Night Cast

Grayson Hall A Lady in Gray
Christopher Lloyd in Happy End Christopher Lloyd Bill Cracker
Meryl Streep in Happy End Meryl Streep Lieutenant Lillian Holiday
Benjamin Rayson Sam "Mammy" Wurlitzer
Liz Sheridan Major Stone
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Opening Night Production Credits

Kurt Weill Kurt Weill Music
Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht Lyrics
  Robert Kalfin Director
Patricia Birch Patricia Birch Director
Patricia Birch Patricia Birch Staging
Robert U. Taylor Robert U. Taylor Scenic Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Meryl Streep Nominee
1977 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Book of a Musical Elisabeth Hauptmann
Michael Feingold
1977 Musical   Nominee
1977 Original Score Kurt Weill
Bertolt Brecht
Michael Feingold
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