Milk and Honey (musical)

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Milk and Honey is a musical with a book by Don Appell and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.wikipedia
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Milk and Honey is a musical with a book by Don Appell and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.
The result was his first full-fledged Broadway musical, Milk and Honey in 1961.

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Milk and Honey is a musical with a book by Don Appell and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. It was Herman's first Broadway book musical following a succession of off-Broadway revues.
Jerry Herman played a significant role in American musical theatre, beginning with his first Broadway production, Milk and Honey (1961, 563 performances), about the founding of the state of Israel, and continuing with the blockbuster hits Hello, Dolly! (1964, 2,844 performances), Mame (1966, 1,508 performances), and La Cage aux Folles (1983, 1,761 performances).

Molly Picon

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The critical reception was positive, but Herman felt leading lady Molly Picon, who clearly was an audience favorite, needed another song and composed "Chin Up, Ladies" for her.
On Broadway, she starred in the Jerry Herman musical Milk and Honey in 1961.

Albert Marre

Directed by Albert Marre, choreographed by Donald Saddler and orchestrated by Hershy Kay and Eddie Sauter, Milk and Honey began its pre-Broadway tryout run at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven on August 28, 1961.
Marre returned to New York where he directed Jerry Herman's first Broadway musical, Milk and Honey in 1961, nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Tommy Rall

In addition to Picon, the show featured Metropolitan Opera stars Mimi Benzell and Robert Weede, and dancer-singer Tommy Rall.
Rall took ballet lessons and danced in classical and Broadway shows, including Milk and Honey, Call Me Madam and Cry for Us All.

Donald Saddler

Directed by Albert Marre, choreographed by Donald Saddler and orchestrated by Hershy Kay and Eddie Sauter, Milk and Honey began its pre-Broadway tryout run at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven on August 28, 1961.

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

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After one preview, Milk and Honey opened on Broadway on October 10, 1961 in the Martin Beck Theatre and ran for 543 performances.

Hershy Kay

Directed by Albert Marre, choreographed by Donald Saddler and orchestrated by Hershy Kay and Eddie Sauter, Milk and Honey began its pre-Broadway tryout run at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven on August 28, 1961.

Mimi Benzell

In addition to Picon, the show featured Metropolitan Opera stars Mimi Benzell and Robert Weede, and dancer-singer Tommy Rall.
In 1961, she appeared in Jerry Herman's first book musical, Milk and Honey, which proved to be her only Broadway production.

Robert Weede

In addition to Picon, the show featured Metropolitan Opera stars Mimi Benzell and Robert Weede, and dancer-singer Tommy Rall.
He was also seen on Broadway in Milk and Honey (1961–63, also recorded) and Cry for Us All (1970).

Max Goberman

The musical director was Max Goberman.
His other work on Broadway included Billion Dollar Baby (1945–46), Where's Charley? (1948–50), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1951), and Milk and Honey (1961).

Tony Award for Best Original Score

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Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical

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Magnormos

In 2011 the musical opened the Magnormos 'A Jerry Herman Triptych' at Melbourne Recital Centre, which was followed by two other Herman works Dear World and Hello, Dolly!
In 2011 Magnormos presented a Jerry Herman Triptych which included Milk and Honey, Dear World and Hello, Dolly!. Magnormos' 2011 season also included the Melbourne premiere of The Hatpin, and co-produced the world premiere of flowerchildren – the mamas and papas story starring Matt Hetherington, Laura Fitzpatrick, Dan Humphris and Casey Donovan as Mama Cass.

Cast recording

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An original cast recording was released by RCA Victor.
Victor did better with Paint Your Wagon, and Damn Yankees, but had their share of flops: Seventeen, Make a Wish, Hazel Flagg, and Pipe Dream, along with minor hits Me and Juliet, Happy Hunting, New Girl in Town, Jamaica, Redhead, Take Me Along, Do Re Mi, Wildcat, and Milk and Honey.

Ron Holgate

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The cast included Chevi Colton, Katy Selverstone, Ron Holgate (who had a small role in the original production), and James Barbour.

Bus

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The story centers on a busload of lonely American widows hoping to catch husbands while touring Israel and is set against the backdrop of the country's struggle for recognition as an independent nation.

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The story centers on a busload of lonely American widows hoping to catch husbands while touring Israel and is set against the backdrop of the country's struggle for recognition as an independent nation.

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The story centers on a busload of lonely American widows hoping to catch husbands while touring Israel and is set against the backdrop of the country's struggle for recognition as an independent nation.

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The story centers on a busload of lonely American widows hoping to catch husbands while touring Israel and is set against the backdrop of the country's struggle for recognition as an independent nation.

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After one preview, Milk and Honey opened on Broadway on October 10, 1961 in the Martin Beck Theatre and ran for 543 performances. It was Herman's first Broadway book musical following a succession of off-Broadway revues.

Off-Broadway

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It was Herman's first Broadway book musical following a succession of off-Broadway revues.