High Spirits

Musical - Original

Alvin Theatre

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  • First Preview: March 24, 1964
  • Opening Date: April 7, 1964
  • Closing Date: February 27, 1965
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 375

Lyrics: Timothy Gray, Hugh Martin

Book: Timothy Gray, Hugh Martin

Music: Timothy Gray, Hugh Martin


A British writer and his second wife invite an eccentric medium to hold a séance for research purposes, with the ghost of the man's first wife unexpectedly conjured and wreaking havoc, in this musical adaptation of Noel Coward's play Blithe Spirit.


Opening Night Cast

Tammy Grimes in High Spirits Tammy Grimes Elvira
Beatrice Lillie Madame Arcati
Edward Woodward Charles Condomine
Carol Arthur Edith
Margaret Hall Mrs. Bradman
Larry Keith in High Spirits Larry Keith Dr. Bradman
Louise Troy Ruth Condomine
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Hugh Martin Book
  Timothy Gray Book
  Hugh Martin Music
  Timothy Gray Music
  Hugh Martin Lyrics
  Timothy Gray Lyrics
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1964 Actress in a Musical Beatrice Lillie Nominee
1964 Author of a Musical Hugh Martin
Timothy Gray
1964 Choreography Danny Daniels Nominee
1964 Composer and Lyricist Hugh Martin
Timothy Gray
1964 Conductor and Musical Director Fred Werner Nominee
1964 Direction of a Musical Noël Coward Nominee
1964 Featured Actress in a Musical Louise Troy Nominee
1964 Musical   Nominee
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