Milk and Honey

Musical - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • First Preview: October 9, 1961
  • Opening Date: October 10, 1961
  • Closing Date: January 26, 1963
  • Previews: 1
  • Performances: 543

Lyrics: Jerry Herman

Music: Jerry Herman

Book: Don Appell


A married Jewish-American man meets a Jewish-American widow traveling in Israel, and though he has long been separated from his wife, he is reluctant to deal with their growing attraction, in Jerry Herman and Don Appell's musical.


Opening Night Cast

Mimi Benzell Ruth
Molly Picon Clara Weiss
Robert Weede Phil
Juki Arkin Adi
Diane Goldberg Mrs. Segal
Thelma Pelish Mrs. Perlman
Tommy Rall David
Lanna Saunders Barbara
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Don Appell Book
Jerry Herman Jerry Herman Music
Jerry Herman Jerry Herman Lyrics
  Albert Marre Staging
Donald Saddler Donald Saddler Choreographer
  Howard Bay Scenic Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Actress in a Musical Molly Picon Nominee
1962 Composer Jerry Herman Nominee
1962 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Miles White Nominee
1962 Musical   Nominee
1962 Producer of a Musical Gerald Oestreicher Nominee
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