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by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth

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A concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration of Bobby's 35th birthday.


Story:

Robert is a single man surrounded by married couples on his 35th birthday. Through a series of vignettes featuring his lovers and friends, Robert tries to make sense of the institution of marriage and comes to terms with what it means to be alive.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Stephen Sondheim

Librettist

Librettist
George Furth



  • Premiere
  • 1993
  • 1995
  • 2006
  • 2007 Film
  • 2011 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Alvin Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 26, 1970
Total Performances
705
Original Cast
Dean Jones, Barbara Barrie, Charles Kimbrough, Merle Louise, John Cunningham, Teri Ralston, George Coe, Beth Howland, Steve Elmore, Elaine Stritch, Charles Braswell, Pamela Myers, Donna McKechnie, Susan Browning
Director
Harold Prince
Choreographer
Michael Bennett
Musical Director
Harold Hastings
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Boris Aronson
Costume Design
D. D. Ryan
Lighting Design
Robert Ornbo

1993 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 11, 1993
Total Performances
2
Original Cast
Barbara Barrie, Susan Browning, George Coe, John Cunningham, Steve Elmore, Stanley Grover, Beth Howland, Dean Jones, Charles Kimbrough, Merle Louise, Patti LuPone, Donna McKechnie, Pamela Myers, Teri Ralston, Elaine Stritch
Director
Barry Brown
Choreographer
George Martin

1995 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Criterion Center Stage Right
Opening Night
Oct 5, 1995
Total Performances
60
Original Cast
Danny Burstein, Kate Burton, Diana Canova, Veanne Cox, Charlotte d'Amboise, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Boyd Gaines, John Hillner, Jane Krakowski, LaChanze, Timothy Landfield, Debra Monk, Patricia Ben Peterson, Robert Westenberg
Director
Scott Ellis
Choreographer
Rob Marshall
Musical Director
David Loud
Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick
Scenic Design
Tony Walton
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Peter Kaczorowski

2006 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 29, 2006
Total Performances
246
Original Cast
Raúl Esparza, Keith Buterbaugh, Matt Castle, Robert Cunningham, Angel Desai, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Kristin Huffman, Amy Justman, Heather Laws, Leenya Rideout, Fred Rose, Bruce Sabath, Elizabeth Stanley, Barbara Walsh
Director
John Doyle
Choreographer
John Doyle
Orchestrations
Mary Mitchell Campbell
Scenic Design
David Gallo
Costume Design
Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Design
Thomas C. Hase

2007 Film Version

Movie Name
Company
Type
Filmed Live on Stage
Director
Lonny Price
Starring
Raúl Esparza, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Angel Desai, Elizabeth Stanley, Matt Castle, Amy Justman, Fred Rose, Leenya Rideout, Keith Buterbaugh, Kristin Huffman, Robert Cunningham, Heather Laws, Bruce Sabath, Barbara Walsh

2011 Film Version

Movie Name
Company
Type
Filmed Live on Stage, Concert Version
Director
Lonny Price
Starring
Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jim Walton, Jon Cryer, Craig Bierko, Katie Finneran, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Jill Paice, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Chryssie Whitehead








CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1995 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
1996 London Revival Cast Album

CD
2009 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Complete Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
2007 Film Version DVD

Blu-Ray
2007 Film Version Blu-Ray

DVD
2011 Film Version DVD

DVD
Making of the Original Cast Album DVD


Other

Merchandise




1971 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Scenic Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Lyrics
Best Actor in a Musical - Larry Kert
Best Actress in a Musical - Susan Browning
Best Actress in a Musical - Elaine Stritch
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Charles Kimbrough
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Barbara Barrie
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Pamela Myers
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography

1970 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Book
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Director

1970 Theatre World Award Nominations

Susan Browning

1996 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Veanne Cox

1996 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Veanne Cox

2007 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Raúl Esparza
Best Direction of a Musical

2007 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Raúl Esparza
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Barbara Walsh
Outstanding Director of a Musical

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