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High Society

High Society

by Cole Porter and Arthur Kopit

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High Society

High Society




A musical based on based on the Philip Barry play, The Philadelphia Story, and the 1956 musical screen adaptation with Porter's songs, High Society.


Story:

Tracy Lord's ex-husband, C.K. Dexter Haven, refuses to let her mary the bland George Kittredge as planed and the two reporters who arrive to cover the wedding find much more than they'd anticipated among this niche of high society.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

Librettist

Librettist
Arthur Kopit



  • Premiere
  • 1956 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 27, 1998
Total Performances
144
Original Cast
Stephen Bogardus, Melissa Errico, Daniel McDonald, John McMartin, Randy Graff, Lisa Banes, Daniel Gerroll, Anna Kendrick, Marc Kudisch
Director
Christopher Renshaw
Choreographer
Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Producer
Lauren Mitchell, Robert Gailus, Hal Luftig, Richard Samson and Dodger Endemol Theatricals
Musical Director
Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations
William David Brohn
Scenic Design
Loy Arcenas
Costume Design
Jane Greenwood
Lighting Design
Howell Binkley

1956 Film Version

Movie Name
High Society
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Charles Walters
Screenplay
John Patrick
Starring
Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Other

Merchandise




1998 Tony Award Nominations

Best Featured Actor in a Musical - John McMartin
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Anna Kendrick

1998 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding New Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Melissa Errico
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - John McMartin
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Anna Kendrick

1998 Theatre World Award Nominations

Anna Kendrick

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