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Music Text

Book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; book based on the Jerome Robbins/Leonard Bernstein ballet Fancy Free; additional lyrics by Leonard Bernstein (E)


Major roles: 3 men, 3 women; minor roles: 15 men, 7 women (both with
doublings); chorus; dancers
BD/tom-t/cyms/hi-hat/bells/glsp/xyl/vib/tgl/wdbl/slide whistle/
ratchet/tamb/cow bell/tpl.bl-pft-strings

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Boosey & Hawkes, Sole Agent

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes as sole agent for concert (non-dramatic production and individual numbers worldwide); sole agent for staged productions outside USA & Canada, except for professional West End London productions.

For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.

World Premiere
Adelphi Theater, New York, New York
Jerome Robbins, choreographer / George Abbott, director / Max Goberman

Recommended Recording

Thomas Hampson, Frederica von Stade, Samuel Ramey, Evelyn Lear, Bruce Coughlin, Cleo Laine, Michael Barrett, Lindsay Benson, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas
Deutsche Grammophon 4375162

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