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Oliver!

Oliver!

by Lionel Bart

Based on a Story/Novel, Drama

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Oliver!

Oliver!




The oft-produced musical about an orphan named Oliver. Adapted from "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens.


Story:

After running away from the orphanage run by the heartless Mr. Bumble, Oliver meets the Artful Dodger and is recruited to pick pockets for Fagin. There, Oliver finds a friend in Nancy, but neither she nor the boy are fit for a life of crime.


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Composer

Composer, Lyricist and Librettist
Lionel Bart



  • Premiere
  • 1984
  • 1984
  • 1968 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Imperial Theatre, Shubert Theatre
Opening Night
Jan 6, 1963
Total Performances
774
Original Cast
Georgia Brown, Clive Revill, John Call, Willoughby Goddard, Barry Humphries, Hope Jackman, David Jones, Geoffrey Lumb, Bruce Prochnik, Danny Sewell
Director
Peter Coe
Producer
David Merrick and Donald Albery
Musical Director
Donald Pippin
Orchestrations
Eric Rogers
Scenic Design
Sean Kenny
Costume Design
Sean Kenny
Lighting Design
John Wyckham

1965 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Martin Beck Theatre
Opening Night
Aug 2, 1965
Total Performances
64
Original Cast
Robin Ramsay, Maura K. Wedge, Joey Baio, Alan Crofoot, Fred Miller, John Miranda, Bram Nossen, Sherill Price, Danny Sewell, Dawna Shove, Victor Stiles
Director
Peter Coe
Producer
David Merrick and Donald Albery
Musical Director
Robert McNamee
Orchestrations
Eric Rogers
Scenic Design
Sean Kenny
Costume Design
Sean Kenny
Lighting Design
John Wyckham

1984 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Mark Hellinger Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 29, 1984
Total Performances
17
Original Cast
Patti LuPone, Ron Moody, Braden Danner, David Garlick, Graeme Campbell, Elizabeth Larner, Michael McCarty, Roderick Horn, Andi Henig, Frances Cuka, Alan Braunstein, Louis Beachner
Director
Peter Coe
Producer
Cameron Mackintosh, Carole J. Shorenstein and James M. Nederlander
Musical Director
John Lesko
Orchestrations
Eric Rogers
Scenic Design
Sean Kenny
Costume Design
Sean Kenny
Lighting Design
Andrew Bridge

1968 Film Version

Movie Name
Oliver!
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Carol Reed
Screenplay
Vernon Harris
Starring
Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Original London Cast Album

CD
1994 London Revival Cast Album

CD
2009 London Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Books

Book
Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical


Other

Merchandise




1963 Tony Award Nominations

Best Composer and Lyricist
Best Conductor and Musical Director
Best Scenic Design
Best Musical
Best Author of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Clive Revill
Best Actress in a Musical - Georgia Brown
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - David Jones
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Producer of a Musical

1984 Tony Award Nominations

Best Actor in a Musical - Ron Moody

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