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Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

by Jerry Herman and Don Appell

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Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

Jerry Herman’s first Broadway book musical set in Israel during the nation’s early days of independence.


A group of American widows – led by the hilariously blunt and amiable Clara – tour the country by bus in hopes of landing a husband. Meanwhile, two lonely Americans named Ruth and Phil meet and begin a mid-life romance, hoping to overcome some obstacles to their happiness.

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Composer and Lyricist
Jerry Herman


Don Appell

Broadway Premiere

Martin Beck Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 10, 1961
Total Performances
Original Cast
Mimi Benzell, Molly Picon, Robert Weede, Juki Arkin, Diane Goldberg, Thelma Pelish, Tommy Rall, Lanna Saunders, Myrna Aaron, Ellen Berse, Burt Bier, Johnny Borden, Gerald Cardoni, Renato Cibelli, Anthony De Vecchi, Marceline Decker, Ceil Delli, Nina Feinberg, Louis Gasparinetti, Murray Goldkind, Penny Ann Green, Jose Gutierrez, Judith Haskell, Stuart Hodes, Ronald Holgate, Linda Howe, Alex Kotimski, Urylee Leonardos, Rose Lischner, David London, Carlos Macri, Ellen Madison, John Mandia, Terry Marone, Ed Mastin, Susan May, Addi Negri, Michael Nestor, Lou Polacek, Dorothy Richardson, Eddie Roll, Robert Rue, Dom Salinaro, Reuben Singer, Sandra Stahl, Marilyn Stark, Walter Stratton, Art Tookoyan, Matt Turney, Patti Winston, Jane Zachary
Albert Marre
Donald Saddler
Gerard Oestreicher
Musical Director
Max Goberman
Hershy Kay and Eddie Sauter
Scenic Design
Howard Bay
Costume Design
Miles White
Lighting Design
Howard Bay
Sound Design
Jack Mann
Hair Design
Samye Van

1962 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Composer
Best Actress In A Musical - Molly Picon
Best Costume Design
Best Producer Of A Musical

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