Happy New Year

Original Broadway Production

Happy New Year [playbill]

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Burt Shevelove, based on the play Holiday by Philip Barry

Previews began April 4, 1980 at the Morosco Theatre, NYC
Opened April 27, 1980; Closed May 10, 1980
Ran for 27 previews and 17 performances
Produced by Leonard Soloway, Allan Francis and Hale Matthews
in association with Marble Arch Productions
Directed by Burt Shevelove
Choreographer: Donald Saddler
Costumes by Pierre Balmain
Lighting Designer: Ken Billington
Set Design: Michael Eagen
Orchestrations by Luther Henderson, and Daniel Troob
Vocal Arrangments and Music Direction by Buster Davis


John McMartin (Narrator), Michael Scott (Johnny Case), Leslie Denniston (Linda Seton), Kimberly Farr (Julia Seton), Richard Bekins (Edward "Ned" Seton, Jr.), William Roerick (Edward Seton), J. Thomas Smith (Patrick), Tim Flavin (George / Thompson), Lara Teeter (Victor / Dixon), Richard Christopher (Steven / Harrison), Morgan Ensminger (Charles / Anderson), Mary Sue Finnerty (Maude / Miss Madden / Mary), Lauren Goler (Rose / Nancy), Roger Hamilton (Frazer), Michelle Marshall (Bridget / Joan), Bobbie Nord (Annie / Gloria); Swings: Ken Mitchell, Terry Rieser

Musical Numbers

Act One

Act Two