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Irene

Irene

by Harry Tierney, Joseph McCarthy, Hugh Wheeler and Joseph Stein

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Irene

Irene




A classic musical based on the play "Irene O'Dare" by James Montgomery.


Story:

Irene, a nobody, ends up at a charity ball and moves up in society when an attendee places her as the niece of Ireland's Lady O'Dare. When her true identity is revealed, she learns who loves her for who she really is and who for what they thought she was.


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Lyrics for the Musical's Songs



Composer

Composer
Harry Tierney

Lyricist

Lyricist
Joseph McCarthy

Librettist

Librettist
Hugh Wheeler

Librettist

Librettist
Joseph Stein



  • Premiere
  • 1923
  • 1973
  • 1940 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Vanderbilt Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 18, 1919
Total Performances
675
Original Cast
Edith Day, Walter Regan, Bobbie Watson, Arthur Burckly, Hobart Cavanaugh, Walter Croft, Lillian Lee, John B. Litel, Bernice McCabe, Gladys Miller, Florence Mills, Eva Puck, Dorothy Walters
Director
Edward Royce
Producer
Carle Carlton and Joseph McCarthy
Musical Director
Gus Salzer
Scenic Design
H Robert Law Studios and Clifford Pember
Costume Design
Lucile and Finchley

1923 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Jolson's 59th Street Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 2, 1923
Total Performances
16
Original Cast
Henry Coote, Emma De Weale, Jere Delaney, Mary Moore, Walter Regan, Dale Winter, James Young
Director
Edward Royce
Producer
Vanderbilt Producing Company

1973 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Minskoff Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 13, 1973
Total Performances
594
Original Cast
Debbie Reynolds, George S. Irving, Patsy Kelly, Monte Markham, Ruth Warrick, Carmen Alvarez, Bruce Lea, Kate O'Brady, Ted Pugh, Janie Sell
Director
Gower Champion
Choreographer
Peter Gennaro
Producer
Harry Rigby, Albert W. Selden and Jerome Minskoff
Musical Director
Jack Lee
Orchestrations
Ralph Burns
Scenic Design
Raoul Pène Du Bois
Costume Design
Raoul Pène Du Bois
Lighting Design
David F. Segal

1940 Film Version

Movie Name
Irene
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Herbert Wilcox
Screenplay
Alice Duer Miller
Starring
Anna Neagle, Ray Milland, Roland Young




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


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1973 Tony Award Nominations

Best Featured Actor in a Musical - George S. Irving
Best Actress in a Musical - Debbie Reynolds
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Patsy Kelly
Best Choreography

1973 Theatre World Award Nominations

Monte Markham

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