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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

30 Years Ago Today: My One and Only

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Here's the next in a series of blogs featuring the musicals that opened 30, 20 and 10 years ago.  Others in the series can be found under the "Back in Time" tab at the top of the page.  (Scroll to the bottom of that page.)

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The Playbill Cover

The Window Cards

The Original Broadway Cast Recording

Tommy Tune and Thommie Walsh
Tony Winners - Best Choreography


The Stars: Tommy Tune and Twiggy


Original Production Photos

Show: My One and Only
Theatre: St. James Theatre
Opening Night: May 1, 1983
Performances: 37 previews, 767 performances
Tonys: 9 nominations including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Winner of 3, including Best Actor Tommy Tune, Best Featured Actor Charles "Honi" Coles, and Best Choreography Tommy Tune and Thommie Walsh.
Who's Who 30 Years Later: This show's popularity really started the ball rolling for "New Gershwin Musicals" including Crazy For You and Nice Work If You Can Get It.   No one involved with the production has been back since in anything substantial, including co-star Twiggy (co-director and co-choreographer Thommie Walsh passed away in 2007; Charles "Honi" Coles in 1992).  The only exception is Broadway legend Tommy Tune, who went on to win Tonys for Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies (choeography and direction).  His most recent production, Grease, was the last on Broadway in 1994. 


Tommy Tune

Grand Hotel: The Musical

The Will Rogers Follies

Grease!


Gypsy also opened on this date in 2003.  Click HERE to read all about that production.

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