Applause

Musical - Original

Palace Theatre

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  • First Preview: March 26, 1970
  • Opening Date: March 30, 1970
  • Closing Date: July 27, 1972
  • Previews: 4
  • Performances: 896

Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Music: Charles Strouse

Lyrics: Lee Adams

Synopsis

Legendary actress Margo Channing becomes close to stage-struck young hopeful Eve Harrington, who turns out not to be as sweet as she seems, in Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical adaptation of the Mary Orr story that inspired the 1950 film All About Eve.

 

Opening Night Cast

Lauren Bacall in Applause Lauren Bacall Margo Channing
Len Cariou in Applause Len Cariou Bill Sampson
Bonnie Franklin Bonnie
Penny Fuller in Applause Penny Fuller Eve Harrington
Brandon Maggart Buzz Richards
Robert Mandan Howard Benedict
Lee Roy  Reams in Applause Lee Roy Reams Duane Fox
Ann Williams Karen Richards
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Opening Night Production Credits

Betty Comden Betty Comden Book
Adolph Green Adolph Green Book
Charles Strouse Charles Strouse Music
Lee Adams Lee Adams Lyrics
  Ron Field Director
  Ron Field Choreographer
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Videos (1)

 

Shows That Opened That Season: 1969 - 1970

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1970 Outstanding Choreography Ron Field Winner
1970 Outstanding Director Ron Field Winner
1970 Outstanding Performance Lauren Bacall Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1970 Outstanding Performance Bonnie Franklin Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1970 Theatre World Award Bonnie Franklin Winner
1970 Theatre World Award Len Cariou Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1970 Actor in a Musical Len Cariou Nominee
1970 Actress in a Musical Lauren Bacall Winner
1970 Choreography Ron Field Winner
1970 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Ray Aghayan Nominee
1970 Direction of a Musical Ron Field Winner
1970 Featured Actor in a Musical Brandon Maggart Nominee
1970 Featured Actress in a Musical Penny Fuller Nominee
1970 Featured Actress in a Musical Bonnie Franklin Nominee
1970 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Tharon Musser Nominee
1970 Musical   Winner
1970 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Robert Randolph Nominee
 
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