Based on Brandon Thomas’ Charley's Aunt
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Book by George Abbott
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sebastian Arcelus, Jeff Brooks, Rebecca Luker,
Dakin Matthews, Rob McClure, Howard McGillin,
Jill Paice, Lauren Worsham
Directed by John Doyle
Where’s Charley?, Frank Loesser’s first Broadway score, immediately demonstrated the master's easy command of wit and romance, sophistication and high jinks. George Abbott’s adaptation of Brandon Thomas’ classic college farce Charley's Aunt delivered “Once in Love With Amy,” “My Darling, My Darling” and “The New Ashmolean Marching Society” to the hit parade, and launched Loesser into the songwriting stratosphere. The musical opened at the St. James Theater on October 11, 1948, and played 792 performances. It was directed by George Abbott, choreographed by George Balanchine and starred Ray Bolger, who won a Tony Award for his performance.
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