A Joyful Noise

A Joyful Noise is a musical with a book by Edward Padula and music and lyrics by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau.wikipedia
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Oscar Brand

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A Joyful Noise is a musical with a book by Edward Padula and music and lyrics by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau.
He collaborated on a number of musicals, most notably The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N (a musical version of Leo Rosten's stories about the fictional Jewish character Hyman Kaplan), How to Steal an Election, and A Joyful Noise.

Michael Bennett (theater)

Michael Bennett
The 1966 Broadway production was a flop but introduced choreographer Michael Bennett in his Broadway debut. Directed by Padula and choreographed by Michael Bennett, the cast featured John Raitt as Shade Motley, Karen Morrow, Susan Watson, Leland Palmer, Tommy Tune and Baayork Lee.
Bennett made his choreographic debut with A Joyful Noise (1966), which lasted only twelve performances, and in 1967 followed it with another failure, Henry, Sweet Henry (based on the Peter Sellers film The World of Henry Orient).

Edward Padula

A Joyful Noise is a musical with a book by Edward Padula and music and lyrics by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau.
Following All American (1962) and Bajour (1964), producer Padula donned the hats of book writer and director as well for the ill-fated A Joyful Noise (1966), which closed after four previews and twelve performances.

Paul Nassau

A Joyful Noise is a musical with a book by Edward Padula and music and lyrics by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau.
He contributed songs to the musical revue New Faces of 1956, and wrote both the music and lyric to the Broadway shows Happy Town (1959), A Joyful Noise (1966), and The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N (1968).

Susan Watson

The part was eventually played by Donna McKechnie, later replaced by Susan Watson.
Among many other roles in musicals, she was nominated for a Tony Award for the role of Jenny in A Joyful Noise (1966).

Borden Deal

Based on Mississippi author Borden Deal's 1959 novel The Insolent Breed, the story centers on Shade Motley, a fiddler who arrives in a small Southern town and shocks the stern community with his exuberant love of hillbilly music and life in general.
His novel The Insolent Breed served as the basis for the Broadway musical A Joyful Noise.

Karen Morrow

Mitzi Welch and James Rado were replaced by Karen Morrow and Clifford David.
Two years later, she appeared as Mary Texas in A Joyful Noise, a misconceived effort to incorporate country music into a Broadway show.

John Raitt

John Raitt, who was to play Shade Motley, was aware of the show's problems and, in an interview, said that they "could never get by the New York critics."
He is best known for his stage roles in the musicals Carousel, Oklahoma!, The Pajama Game, Carnival in Flanders, Three Wishes for Jamie, and A Joyful Noise, in which he set the standard for virile, handsome, strong-voiced leading men during the golden age of the Broadway musical.

Leland Palmer (actress)

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Directed by Padula and choreographed by Michael Bennett, the cast featured John Raitt as Shade Motley, Karen Morrow, Susan Watson, Leland Palmer, Tommy Tune and Baayork Lee.
She appeared on Broadway in Bajour (1964), A Joyful Noise (1966) Hello, Dolly! (1967 replacement Minnie Fay), Applause (1970 replacement), and Pippin (1972).

Baayork Lee

Directed by Padula and choreographed by Michael Bennett, the cast featured John Raitt as Shade Motley, Karen Morrow, Susan Watson, Leland Palmer, Tommy Tune and Baayork Lee.
Her next three shows were all choreographed by her old friend, Michael Bennett: A Joyful Noise, Henry, Sweet Henry, and Promises, Promises.

Tommy Tune

Directed by Padula and choreographed by Michael Bennett, the cast featured John Raitt as Shade Motley, Karen Morrow, Susan Watson, Leland Palmer, Tommy Tune and Baayork Lee.

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A Joyful Noise is a musical with a book by Edward Padula and music and lyrics by Oscar Brand and Paul Nassau.

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The 1966 Broadway production was a flop but introduced choreographer Michael Bennett in his Broadway debut. The musical opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on December 15, 1966, and closed on December 24, 1966, after twelve performances and four previews.

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Based on Mississippi author Borden Deal's 1959 novel The Insolent Breed, the story centers on Shade Motley, a fiddler who arrives in a small Southern town and shocks the stern community with his exuberant love of hillbilly music and life in general.

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Based on Mississippi author Borden Deal's 1959 novel The Insolent Breed, the story centers on Shade Motley, a fiddler who arrives in a small Southern town and shocks the stern community with his exuberant love of hillbilly music and life in general.

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Based on Mississippi author Borden Deal's 1959 novel The Insolent Breed, the story centers on Shade Motley, a fiddler who arrives in a small Southern town and shocks the stern community with his exuberant love of hillbilly music and life in general.

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Based on Mississippi author Borden Deal's 1959 novel The Insolent Breed, the story centers on Shade Motley, a fiddler who arrives in a small Southern town and shocks the stern community with his exuberant love of hillbilly music and life in general.

Dore Schary

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The book originally written by Edward Padula was rewritten by Dore Schary, who also took over as director.

Skeeter Davis

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Country music star Skeeter Davis was originally offered the ingenue lead but with no prior acting experience was reluctant to begin a Broadway career in such a pivotal role and declined.

Donna McKechnie

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The part was eventually played by Donna McKechnie, later replaced by Susan Watson.

James Rado

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Mitzi Welch and James Rado were replaced by Karen Morrow and Clifford David.

Mark Hellinger Theatre

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The musical opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on December 15, 1966, and closed on December 24, 1966, after twelve performances and four previews.

Tony Award

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Tony Award nominations went to Watson and Palmer as Best Featured Actress in a Musical and to Bennett for his choreography.

Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

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