Woman of the Year

Musical - Original

Palace Theatre

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  • First Preview: March 19, 1981
  • Opening Date: March 29, 1981
  • Closing Date: March 13, 1983
  • Previews: 11
  • Performances: 770

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Book: Peter Stone


A television interviewer and a newspaper cartoonist get in a public battle over their respective professions, fall in love, marry and experience career conflicts. A musical adaptation of the 1942 film starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.


Opening Night Cast

Lauren Bacall in Woman of the Year Lauren Bacall Tess Harding
Harry Guardino Sam Craig
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Opening Night Production Credits

Peter Stone Peter Stone Book
John Kander John Kander Music
Fred Ebb Fred Ebb Lyrics
  Robert Moore Director
  Tony Charmoli Musical Staging
Tony Walton Tony Walton Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1980 - 1981

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Marilyn Cooper Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Actress in a Musical Lauren Bacall Winner
1981 Book of a Musical Peter Stone Winner
1981 Direction of a Musical Robert Moore Nominee
1981 Featured Actress in a Musical Marilyn Cooper Winner
1981 Musical   Nominee
1981 Original Score John Kander
Fred Ebb
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