46th Street Theatre, (12/05/1966 - 6/15/1968)

First Preview: Dec 01, 1966
Opening Date: Dec 05, 1966
Closing Date: Jun 15, 1968
Total Previews: 4
Total Performances: 560

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: A bedroom. The story covers fifty years of marriage, beginning just before the turn of the century.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization; 46th Street Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman; 46th Street Theatre General Manager: Richard Horner

Produced by David Merrick

Book by Tom Jones; Lyrics by Tom Jones; Music by Harvey Schmidt; Based on "The Fourposter" by Jan De Hartog; Musical Director: John Lesko; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang

Directed by Gower Champion

Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal

General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Richard Highley

Production Supervisor: Lucia Victor; Stage Manager: Wade Miller

Piano: Woody Kessler and Albert Mello; Music Copyist: Tom Brown

Assistant to the Director: Lucia Victor; General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: Ben Washer; Casting: Linda Otto; Associate Casting Director: Geoffrey Johnson; Advertising: Blaine-Thompson and Fred Golden; Costumes Executed by Barbara Matera Ltd.; Staff Associate: Sylvia Schwartz, Lynn Middleton and Juliet Taylor

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Opening Night Cast

Mary MartinShe (Agnes)
(Dec 01, 1966 - Dec 02, 1967)
Robert PrestonHe (Michael)
(Dec 01, 1966 - Dec 02, 1967)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1967 Best Musical [nominee] 

Book by Tom Jones; Lyrics by Tom Jones; Music by Harvey Schmidt; Produced by David Merrick

 1967 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee] 

Lyrics by Tom Jones; Music by Harvey Schmidt

winner 1967 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Robert Preston

 1967 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Mary Martin

 1967 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 

Oliver Smith

 1967 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

Freddy Wittop

 1967 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Gower Champion


music by Harvey Schmidt; lyrics by Tom Jones

ACT 1 Sung By
All the Dearly BelovedBoth
Together ForeverBoth
I Do! I Do!Both
Good NightBoth
I Love My WifeHe (Michael)
Something Has HappenedShe (Agnes)
My Cup Runneth OverBoth
Love Isn't EverythingBoth
Nobody's PerfectBoth
A Well Known FactHe (Michael)
Flaming AgnesShe (Agnes)
The Honeymoon Is OverBoth
ACT 2 Sung By
Where Are the SnowsBoth
When the Kids Get MarriedBoth
The Father of the BrideHe (Michael)
What Is a WomanShe (Agnes)
Someone Needs MeShe (Agnes)
Roll up the RibbonsBoth
This HouseBoth

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

46th Street Theatre

(12/5/1966 - 6/15/1968)
Piano: Jack Holmes.

Press Representative: Jay Russell.


Carol Lawrence
Matinees only
She (Agnes) Alternate
(Oct 18, 1967 - Dec 2, 1967)
She (Agnes) (Dec 4, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)
Gordon MacRae
Matinees only
He (Michael) Alternate
(Oct 18, 1967 - Dec 2, 1967)
He (Michael) (Dec 4, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)

Standbys: Stephen Douglass (He (Michael)), Dran Hamilton (She (Agnes)).

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