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Bells are Ringing

Bells are Ringing

by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Classic, Dance

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Bells are Ringing

Bells are Ringing




A classic musical based on Mary Printz, who worked for Green's answering service. Later adapted into a film of the same name.


Story:

Telephone operator Ella Peterson adopts different personalities while on the job. Her life is perfect until she begins a complicated romance with one of her clients, Jeff Moss, and the police start looking in on her boss's operations.


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Composer

Composer
Jule Styne

Lyricist

Lyricist and Librettist
Betty Comden

Librettist

Lyricist and Librettist
Adolph Green



  • Premiere
  • 2001
  • 1960 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Shubert Theatre, Alvin Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 29, 1956
Total Performances
924
Original Cast
Judy Holliday, Sydney Chaplin, Dort Clark, Eddie Lawrence, Jean Stapleton, Bernie West, Jack Weston
Director
Jerome Robbins
Choreographer
Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse
Musical Director
Milton Rosenstock
Scenic Design
Raoul Pène Du Bois
Costume Design
Raoul Pène Du Bois
Lighting Design
Peggy Clark

2001 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Plymouth Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 12, 2001
Total Performances
68
Original Cast
Marc Kudisch, Faith Prince, Robert Ari, Jeffrey Bean, Beth Fowler, David Garrison, Martin Moran
Director
Tina Landau
Choreographer
Jeff Calhoun
Musical Director
David Evans
Orchestrations
Don Sebesky
Scenic Design
Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design
David C. Woolard
Lighting Design
Donald Holder

1960 Film Version

Movie Name
Bells are Ringing
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Screenplay
Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Starring
Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr., Jean Stapleton, Ruth Storey, Dort Clark, Frank Gorshin, Ralph Roberts




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Other

Merchandise




1957 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actress in a Musical - Judy Holliday
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Sydney Chaplin
Best Musical
Best Choreography

1957 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Sydney Chaplin

2001 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Faith Prince

2001 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Faith Prince

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