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About the Show

A cult favorite, this Sondheim musical only played 9 performances in its initial run.

Story: When Cora Hoover Hooper, the hated mayor of a small town, is faced with a town bankruptcy, she concocts a fake "miracle" to bring in tourism. Unfortunately, during the tourist rush, the inmates from the local asylum, the Cookie Jar, escape and the lines between sanity and insanity quickly become blurred.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim
Librettist: Arthur Laurents

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Majestic Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 4, 1964
Total Performances: 9
Original Cast: Angela Lansbury, Harry Guardino, Lee Remick, Jeff Killion, Jeanne Tanzy, Peg Murray, Arnold Soboloff, James Frawley, Gabriel Dell
Director: Arthur Laurents
Choreographer: Herbert Ross
Musical Director: Herbert Greene
Orchestrations: Don Walker
Scenic Design: William and Jean Eckart
Costume Design: Theoni V. Aldredge
Lighting Design: Jules Fisher

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