Harold Prince

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Harold Smith Prince (born Harold Smith; January 30, 1928 – July 31, 2019), commonly known as Hal Prince, was an American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century.wikipedia
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Follies

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Their association spawned a long string of productions, including Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976), and Sweeney Todd (1979).
The Broadway production opened on April 4, 1971, directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, and with choreography by Bennett.

Company (musical)

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Their association spawned a long string of productions, including Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976), and Sweeney Todd (1979).
After Sondheim read the plays, he asked Harold Prince for his opinion; Prince thought the plays would make the basis for a musical.

Cabaret (musical)

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He almost gave up musical theater before his success with Kander and Ebb's Cabaret in 1966.
Sandy Wilson, who had achieved success with The Boy Friend in the 1950s, had completed the book and most of the score for Goodbye to Berlin, his adaptation of Van Druten's play I Am a Camera, when he discovered that producer David Black's option on both the 1951 Van Druten play and its source material by Christopher Isherwood had lapsed and been acquired by Harold Prince.

A Little Night Music

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Their association spawned a long string of productions, including Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976), and Sweeney Todd (1979).
It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing and Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down, and Diana Rigg starring.

Stephen Sondheim

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1970 marked the start of his greatest collaboration, with composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
Sondheim met Hal Prince, who would direct many of his shows, at the opening of South Pacific, Hammerstein's musical with Richard Rodgers.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Their association spawned a long string of productions, including Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976), and Sweeney Todd (1979).
What Sondheim thought of as "a small horror piece" eventually became a colossal portrait of the Industrial Revolution in the hands of director Hal Prince.

Merrily We Roll Along (musical)

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Following Merrily We Roll Along (1981), which was not successful, running for 16 performances, they parted ways until Bounce in 2003.
The musical ran on Broadway for 44 previews and 16 performances in 1981 and marked the end of the Harold Prince-Sondheim collaborations until Bounce in 2003.

Pacific Overtures

Their association spawned a long string of productions, including Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976), and Sweeney Todd (1979).
Directed by Harold Prince, the choreography was by Patricia Birch, scenic design by Boris Aronson, costume design by Florence Klotz, and lighting design by Tharon Musser.

George Abbott

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Prince began work in the theatre as an assistant stage manager to theatrical producer and director George Abbott.
He introduced the "fast-paced, tightly integrated style that influenced" performers and especially directors such as Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse and Hal Prince.

Kander and Ebb

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He almost gave up musical theater before his success with Kander and Ebb's Cabaret in 1966.
Kander and Ebb collaborated on an unproduced musical called Golden Gate, which producer-director Harold Prince called "...basically a test to see if the collaboration was any good."

Candide (operetta)

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Prince directed operas including Josef Tal's Ashmedai, Carlisle Floyd's Willie Stark, Puccini's Madama Butterfly, and a revival of Bernstein's Candide.
Without Bernstein's involvement, the show underwent a series of Broadway revivals under the direction of Harold Prince.

Willie Stark

Prince directed operas including Josef Tal's Ashmedai, Carlisle Floyd's Willie Stark, Puccini's Madama Butterfly, and a revival of Bernstein's Candide.
The opera was commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera, which premiered it on April 24, 1981, in a production directed by Harold Prince and conducted by John DeMain.

The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical)

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He directed two of Andrew Lloyd Webber's successes, Evita (1979) and The Phantom of the Opera (1986).
Hal Prince, director of Cabaret, Candide, Follies, and Lloyd Webber's Evita, directed the production, while Gillian Lynne, associate director and choreographer of Cats, provided the integral musical staging and choreography.

Musical theatre

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Harold Smith Prince (born Harold Smith; January 30, 1928 – July 31, 2019), commonly known as Hal Prince, was an American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the 20th century.
Prominent directors have included Hal Prince, who also got his start with Abbott, and Trevor Nunn.

Tony Award

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Over the span of his career, he garnered 21 Tony Awards, more than any other individual, including eight for directing, eight for producing the year's Best Musical, two as Best Producer of a Musical, and three special awards.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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He directed two of Andrew Lloyd Webber's successes, Evita (1979) and The Phantom of the Opera (1986).
The song "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" became a hit single and the musical was staged at the West End's Prince Edward Theatre in a production directed by Harold Prince and starring Elaine Paige in the title role.

A Family Affair (musical)

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He went on to direct his own productions in 1962 beginning with A Family Affair and had a series of unsuccessful productions.
With everything from the script to the score to the set in disarray, theatre producer Hal Prince was brought in to replace Baker and repair the damage.

Grind (musical)

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Prince's other commercially unsuccessful musicals included Grind (1985), which closed after 71 performances, and Roza (1987).
It was one of a string of six Broadway flops directed by Hal Prince in the 1980s, and Prince and three other members of the creative team were suspended by the Dramatists Guild for signing a "substandard contract."

Roza (musical)

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Prince's other commercially unsuccessful musicals included Grind (1985), which closed after 71 performances, and Roza (1987).
Bécaud had seen Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and was inspired to work with Harold Prince, who directed the 1979 Stephen Sondheim musical.

A Doll's Life

Determined to bounce back, he started working on a new musical A Doll's Life with lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green that would continue the story of Nora Helmer past what Henrik Ibsen had written in A Doll's House.
A Doll's Life opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on September 23, 1982, in a production directed by Hal Prince and starring Betsy Joslyn, George Hearn and Peter Gallagher.

Evita (musical)

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He directed two of Andrew Lloyd Webber's successes, Evita (1979) and The Phantom of the Opera (1986).
When Harold Prince later became involved with the project, he insisted that the actors portraying Che should use Guevara as a role model.

Prince of Broadway

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A retrospective of his work, titled Prince of Broadway, presented by Umeda Arts Theater, premiered in Tokyo, Japan in October 2015.
Prince of Broadway is a musical revue showcasing the producing career of Harold Prince.

Susan Stroman

Prince co-directed, with Susan Stroman, the 2010 musical Paradise Found.
Her work there was seen by Hal Prince, who hired her to create the dance sequences for his New York City Opera production of Don Giovanni.

Dwight School

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Following his graduation from the Dwight School in New York, he entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he followed a liberal arts curriculum and graduated in three years at age 19.

University of Pennsylvania

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Following his graduation from the Dwight School in New York, he entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he followed a liberal arts curriculum and graduated in three years at age 19.
Among other distinguished alumni are the current or past presidents of Harvard University, Drew Gilpin Faust; the University of California, Mark Yudof; and Northwestern University, Morton O. Schapiro; poets William Augustus Muhlenberg, Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams, linguist and political theorist Noam Chomsky, architect Louis Kahn, cartoonist Charles Addams, actresses Candice Bergen and Elizabeth Banks, theatrical producer Harold Prince, motion picture producer Robert W. Cort, counter-terrorism expert and author Richard A. Clarke, pollster and strategist Frank Luntz, attorney Gloria Allred, journalist Joe Klein, fashion designer Tory Burch, recording artist John Legend, football athlete and coach John Heisman, former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, philosopher Hilary Putnam, and SEC Chairman Jay Clayton.