Barnum Production Information


April 05, 1980 (26 previews)


April 30, 1980

Closing:May 16, 1982
# Performances:854
Theatres: St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
4/5/1980 - 5/16/1982

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run
Version:Original Broadway Version


Other Productions of Barnum

1980   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1981   US Tour 1st National Tour
US Tour
1981   West End London Production
West End
1981   US Tour 2nd National Tour
US Tour
1985   West End Return Engagement [West End]
West End
1992   West End London Revival
West End


Audio Recordings

1980  Demo Recording
1980  Original Broadway Cast
1981  Original London Cast
1982  Australian Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical

Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

Overture Chase
There Is a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute
Thank God I'm Old
The Colors of My Life
One Brick at a Time
Museum Song
I Like Your Style
Bigger Isn't Better
Love Makes Such Fools of Us All
Out There
Come Follow the Band
Black and White
The Prince of Humbug
Join the Circus

Cut prior to opening

At Least I Tried
Now You See It, Now You Don't
As Good As a Man


(winners are in red)

Tony Awards - 1980 - Actor (Musical)
Jim Dale
Tony Awards - 1980 - Actress (Featured Role--Musical)
Glenn Close
Tony Awards - 1980 - Book (Musical)
Mark Bramble
Tony Awards - 1980 - Choreographer
Joe Layton
Tony Awards - 1980 - Costume Designer
Theoni V. Aldredge
Tony Awards - 1980 - Director (Musical)
Joe Layton
Tony Awards - 1980 - Lighting Designer
Craig Miller
Tony Awards - 1980 - Musical
Cy Coleman
Lois Rosenfield
Maurice Rosenfield
Tony Awards - 1980 - Scenic Designer
David Mitchell
Tony Awards - 1980 - Score
Cy Coleman,
Michael Stewart