The Happiest Girl in the World

Musical - Original

Martin Beck Theatre

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  • Opening Date: April 3, 1961
  • Closing Date: June 24, 1961
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 96

Lyrics: E.Y. Harburg

Book: Fred Saidy, Henry Mayers

Music: Jacques Offenbach


The women of Athens band together in refusing their husbands sex until they stop fighting wars, in this musical adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata.


Opening Night Cast

Cyril Ritchard in The Happiest Girl in the World Cyril Ritchard Pluto
A Playwright
Chief of State
A Heckler
An Ambassador
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
A Gay Blade
A Wine Smuggler
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Opening Night Production Credits

Fred Saidy Fred Saidy Book
  Henry Mayers Book
E.Y. Harburg E.Y. Harburg Story by
  Jacques Offenbach Music
E.Y. Harburg E.Y. Harburg Lyrics
Cyril Ritchard Cyril Ritchard Director
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Theatre World Award Bruce Yarnell Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1962 Choreography Dania Krupska Nominee
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