LP0169. HENRY, SWEET HENRY, Original 1967 Broadway Cast, w.
Don Ameche, Carol Bruce, Louise Lasser, Neva Small, Alice Playten, Milo Boulton. ABC stereo ABCS-OC-4, factory-sealed copy.
“HENRY, SWEET HENRY is a musical with a book by Nunnally Johnson and music and lyrics by Bob Merrill. Based on the novel THE WORLD OF HENRY ORIENT by Johnson's daughter Nora and the subsequent film of the same name, the plot focuses on Valerie and Marian, two wealthy, love-struck teenagers who stalk an avant-garde composer and aging philanderer.
After twelve previews, the Broadway production, directed by George Roy Hill and choreographed by Michael Bennett, opened on October 23, 1967 at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 80 performances. The cast included Don Ameche, Neva Small, Robin Wilson, Carol Bruce, Louise Lasser, Baayork Lee, Priscilla Lopez, Alice Playten, and Pia Zadora.ith Lewis Carroll and his Mad Hatter.
The cast was excellent, totally responsive to this strange yet very lovely show. Jack Blackton, a graduate of ‘Jacques Brel’, was exemplary, but then so was everyone else. The girls, Sharron Miller and Elaine Petricoff, were all sweetness and spice, and Danny Guerrero, together with the composers, Mr. Goggin and Mr. Solley, completed a cast of responsiveness and charm.”