The Grass Harp

Musical - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 28, 1971
  • Opening Date: November 2, 1971
  • Closing Date: November 6, 1971
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 7

Lyrics: Kenward Elmslie

Book: Kenward Elmslie

Music: Claibe Richardson


Eccentric Southerner Dolly Talbo, her maid Catherine and her nephew Collin guard Dolly's recipe for her secret elixir from her sister Verena and Verena's opportunistic boyfriend, even deciding to leave the house and live in a tree, in this musical adaptation of Truman Capote's novel and play.


Opening Night Cast

Carol Brice Catherine Creek
Barbara Cook in The Grass Harp Barbara Cook Dolly Talbo
Ruth Ford Verena Talbo
Karen Morrow Babylove
Max Showalter Dr. Morris Ritz
Russ Thacker Collin Talbo
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Kenward Elmslie Book
  Claibe Richardson Music arrangements
  Kenward Elmslie Lyrics
  Ellis Rabb Director
  Rhoda Levine Director
  James Tilton Scenic Design
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