Irma La Douce

Musical - Original

Plymouth Theatre (September 29, 1960 - October 28, 1961)
Alvin Theatre (October 30, 1961 - December 31, 1961)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 28, 1960
  • Opening Date: September 29, 1960
  • Closing Date: December 31, 1961
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 524

Book: Alexandre Breffort, David Heneker, Julian More, Monty Norman

Lyrics: Alexandre Breffort, David Heneker, Julian More, Monty Norman

Music: Marguerite Monnot


In Paris, a poor student falls for a good-hearted prostitute but resents having to "share" her. He disguises himself as a rich client who insists on seeing her exclusively, leading to many comic complications.


Opening Night Cast

Keith Michell Nestor-Le-Fripe
Elizabeth Seal Irma-La-Douce
Stuart Damon Frangipane
Fred Gwynne Polyte-Le-Mou
George S. Irving Police Inspector
Aric Lavie Roberto-Les-Diams
Zack Matalon Jojo-Les-Yeux-Sales
Clive Revill Bob-Le-Hotu
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Alexandre Breffort Original book
  Julian More English book
  David Heneker English book
  Monty Norman English book
  Marguerite Monnot Music
  Alexandre Breffort Original lyrics
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Actress in a Musical Elizabeth Seal Winner
1961 Choreography Onna White Nominee
1961 Conductor and Musical Director Stanley Lebowsky Nominee
1961 Costume Design of a Musical Rolf Gerard Nominee
1961 Direction of a Musical Peter Brook Nominee
1961 Featured Actor in a Musical Clive Revill Nominee
1961 Musical   Nominee
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