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About the Show

A classic musical based on "My Sister Eileen" by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov.

Story: Ruth, an aspiring writer who can't attract any man's attention, and Eileen, a beautiful dancer who can't keep them away, move from Ohio to New York to fulfill their dreams.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Lyricist: Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Librettist: Joseph A. Fields

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Winter Garden Theatre
Opening Night: Feb 25, 1953
Total Performances: 559
Original Cast: Rosiland Russell, Edith Adams, Cris Alexander, Jordan Bentley, Dort Clark, George Gaynes, Henry Lascoe, Isabella Hoopes
Director: George Abbott
Choreographer: Donald Saddler
Producer: Robert Fryer
Musical Director: Lehman Engel
Orchestrations: Don Walker
Scenic and Costume Design: Raoul Pène Du Bois
Lighting Design: Peggy Clark

2003 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Opening Night: Nov 23, 2003
Total Performances: 497
Original Cast: Donna Murphy, Jennifer Westfeldt, Peter Benson, Gregg Edelman, David Margulies, Michael McGrath, Raymond Jaramillo McLeod
Director and Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall
Producer: Roger Berlind and Barry & Fran Weissler
Musical Director: Rob Fisher
Orchestrations: Don Walker
Scenic Design: John Lee Beatty
Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design: Peter Kaczorowski

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