I Had a Ball

Musical - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview: December 8, 1964
  • Opening Date: December 15, 1964
  • Closing Date: June 12, 1965
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 199

Lyrics: Stan Freeman, Jack Lawrence

Music: Stan Freeman, Jack Lawrence

Book: Jerome Chodorov


A matchmaking Coney Island fortune-teller brings together the carnival strongman with an innocent girl new to the world of sideshow entertainment.


Opening Night Cast

Buddy Hackett Garside
Richard Kiley in I Had a Ball Richard Kiley Stan The Shpieler
Rosetta LeNoire Ma Maloney
Luba Lisa Addie
Morocco Morocco
Karen Morrow Jeannie
Al Nesor Gimlet
Steve Roland Brooks
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Jerome Chodorov Book
  Jack Lawrence Music
  Stan Freeman Music
  Jack Lawrence Lyrics
  Stan Freeman Lyrics
  Lloyd Richards Director
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Theatre World Award Luba Lisa Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1965 Featured Actress in a Musical Luba Lisa Nominee
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