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Adolph Green

 
Date of Birth: December 02, 1915
Date of Death: October 23, 2002 (86)

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Concert Revival, 1992
Narrators
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 1985
Theodore Whitman
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1977
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1958
Performer
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1947
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1944
Ozzie
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1938
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2015]
Book and Lyrics
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
From Screenplay By
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Book and Lyrics
 
[West End, 2004]
Adaptation
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1994]
Adaptation
 
[West End, 1983]
Adaptation

Writing

Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Conceiver
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Lyricist
Book and Lyrics
Book and Lyrics
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Sketches/Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Sketches/Composer/Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Sketches/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist


Adolph Green Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - Best Musical Gold Star
Adolph Green, The Will Rogers Follies
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Adolph Green, The Will Rogers Follies
 
Olivier Awards - 1986 - Musical of the Year
Adolph GreenWonderful Town!
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Book of a Musical
Adolph Green, Singin' in the Rain
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Book of a Musical
Adolph Green, A Doll's Life
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Adolph Green, A Doll's Life
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Musical of the Year
Adolph GreenOn The 2th Century
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Adolph Green, On the Twentieth Century
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Adolph Green, On the Twentieth Century
 
Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Musical Gold Star
Adolph Green, Applause
 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Gold Star
Adolph Green, Hallelujah, Baby!
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1953 - Best Musical Gold Star
Adolph Green, Wonderful Town
 
Tony Awards - 1953 - Best Musical Gold Star
Adolph Green, Wonderful Town

Adolph Green News

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Comes to Aspire Community Theatre Next Year Photo SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Comes to Aspire Community Theatre Next Year
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022

The ‚ÄúGreatest Movie Musical of All Time‚ÄĚ is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin‚Äô in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number!

Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes & Christine Pedi Join Lineup for 30th Oscar Photo Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes & Christine Pedi Join Lineup for 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes and Christine Pedi have joined the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will honor musical theater legend Leslie Uggams with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater, which will be presented by Dionne Warwick. 

Broadway Inspirational Voices, Dionne Warwick & More to Join 2022 Oscar Hammerstein A Photo Broadway Inspirational Voices, Dionne Warwick & More to Join 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

The York Theatre Company has announced the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will take place on Monday evening, November 14, 2022 at The Edison Rooftop.

Review: EDEN ESPINOSA LIVE AT THE ORINDA! at Orinda Theatre Photo Review: EDEN ESPINOSA LIVE AT THE ORINDA! at Orinda Theatre
by Steve Murray - Oct 17, 2022

What did our critic think of EDEN ESPINOSA LIVE AT THE ORINDA! at Orinda Theatre?

Review: When it rains, it pours - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN makes a splash in Toronto Photo Review: When it rains, it pours - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN makes a splash in Toronto
by Isabella Perrone - Oct 2, 2022

In a world where films are constantly being adapted for the stage, it’s refreshing to see a stage production that came from a movie and still shines like the sun on a rainy day, despite the difference in medium.

Leslie Uggams and Ted Chapin to be Honored at the 30th Annual Oscar Hammerstein Award Photo Leslie Uggams and Ted Chapin to be Honored at the 30th Annual Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

The York Theatre Company will honor Tony Award-winning musical theater icon Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater and Ted Chapin with The York Theatre Company Founders’ Award at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala.

Kate Baldwin, Amber Gray, Bonnie Milligan & More to Perform at The American Theatre W Photo Kate Baldwin, Amber Gray, Bonnie Milligan & More to Perform at The American Theatre Wing Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022

The American Theatre Wing has announced performers for their annual Gala. Performers include Kate Baldwin, The Broadway Boys, Gretchen Cryer, Amber Gray, Aisha de Haas, Luna, Charlotte Maltby, Bonnie Milligan and more.

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE FERRYMAN, And More Announced for New Village Arts 21st Seaso Photo SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE FERRYMAN, And More Announced for New Village Arts 21st Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2022

New Village Arts, North County's cultural hub has announced its 21st Season of programming, and the first in the newly renamed Conrad Prebys Theatre at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center.

Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Aw Photo Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced further recipients for their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe’s Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Virginia Repertory Theatre Announces 70th Anniversary Season Photo Virginia Repertory Theatre Announces 70th Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

 Virginia Repertory Theatre announces its 70th Anniversary Season with a robust roster of dramatic and comedic plays and musicals for the Signature Season at the November Theatre and the Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern.

Adolph Green Videos

VIDEO: FOREVER PLAID Alumni Sing 'Never Met a Man I Didn't Like' in the Valley Villag Videoplay
VIDEO: FOREVER PLAID Alumni Sing 'Never Met a Man I Didn't Like' in the Valley Villagers Virtual Choir

by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2021

The Valley Villagers Virtual Choir, headed up by musical director Jeff Rizzo and producer/director Eric Andrist, have gathered together 70+ performers for their latest virtual choir video.

Video Flashback: The Creators of APPLAUSE Take Part in a Humanities Symposium Videoplay
Video Flashback: The Creators of APPLAUSE Take Part in a Humanities Symposium

by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2020

Paper Mill Playhouse has released a flashback video of the creators of Applause taking part in a Humanities Symposium in 1994.

Broadway Rewind: Marin Mazzie, Douglas Sills & More Take on ON THE 20TH CENTURY for t Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Marin Mazzie, Douglas Sills & More Take on ON THE 20TH CENTURY for the Actors' Fund in 2005!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2020

Broadway Rewind continues in Shubert Alley for the Annual BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market, then to the opening night of Richard Greenberg's play A Naked Girl on the Appian Way which starred Richard Thomas, Jill Clayburgh and Matthew Morrison. 'Matthew told me what it was like doing the musical 'A Light in the Piazza', having to leave them and not have to sing in this play.' says Richard Ridge.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At La Mirada's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At La Mirada's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

by Alan Henry - Apr 25, 2019

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's 'So You Think You Can Dance' and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Falsettos), associate director is Cynthia Ferrer (original 'Kathy Selden' in the first National Tour of Singin' in the Rain) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will preview on Friday, April 19, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, May 12, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Preceding, it will perform Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), 18111 Nordhoff Street, in Northridge.

VIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya Videoplay
VIDEO: Spencer Liff Talks SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At The Soraya

by Alan Henry - Apr 10, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's So You Think You Can Dance and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch & Falsettos). The Associate Director is Cynthia Ferrer (original Kathy Selden in first National Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN) with musical direction by Keith Harrison.

VIDEO: On This Day, October 11- Happy Birthday, Jerome Robbins! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, October 11- Happy Birthday, Jerome Robbins!

by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2018

Born on October 11, 1918 in New York City, Robbins was one of the major forces in 20th century performing arts. He received world renown for his choreography for New York City Ballet, where he spent much of his creative life, as well as for his work with American Ballet Theatre, Ballets: U.S.A., and other dance companies around the world. He received equal acclaim for his work as a director and choreographer of Broadway musicals, plays, movies, and television, winning five Tony Awards and two Academy Awards, as well as numerous other honors including the Handel Medallion of the City of New York (1976), the Kennedy Center Honors (1981), and the National Medal of the Arts (1988).

VIDEO: Corbin Bleu And Company Perform 'Good Morning' From SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Videoplay
VIDEO: Corbin Bleu And Company Perform 'Good Morning' From SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Muny

by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2018

The Muny Theatre's centennial season continues with a production of Singin' in the Rain, running through July 3 - and we have a first look! Check out Corbin Bleu, Jeffrey Schecter and Berklea Going perform 'Good Morning' below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Corbin Bleu in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Corbin Bleu in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Muny

by Alan Henry - Jun 28, 2018

The Muny Theatre's centennial season continues with a production of Singin' in the Rain, running through July 3 - and we have a first look! Check out the cast in action below!

VIDEO: The Muny Preps for Heavy Weather! See Rehearsals for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Videoplay
VIDEO: The Muny Preps for Heavy Weather! See Rehearsals for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2018

The Muny presents Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Broadway, film and television stars Corbin Bleuand Jeffrey Schecter portray Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, respectively, and former Muny Kid, Muny Teen and Indiana University student Berklea Going will star as Kathy Selden. Singin' in the Rain is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Rommy Sandhu with music direction by Ben Whiteley. Singin' in the Rain is proudly sponsored by Ameren.

Exclusive: Get A First Look At THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Musicals Videoplay
Exclusive: Get A First Look At THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Musicals

by Alan Henry - Apr 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed's THE Will Rogers FOLLIES! Telling the life story of humorist Will Rogers, the Tony-Award winning musical features a book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Cy Coleman.THE Will Rogers FOLLIES begins performances on April 13th and will run through June 21st.


Adolph Green Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Adolph Green been in?
Adolph Green has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Adolph Green been in?
Adolph Green has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Adolph Green's first West End show?
Adolph Green's first West End show was On the Town which opened in 1992

What awards has Adolph Green been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies , Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Wonderful Town! , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Singin' in the Rain , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for A Doll's Life , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for A Doll's Life , Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for On The 20th Century , Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for On the Twentieth Century , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for On the Twentieth Century , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Applause , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Hallelujah, Baby! Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Wonderful Town and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Wonderful Town .

What awards has Adolph Green won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Will Rogers Follies, Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for On the Twentieth Century , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for On the Twentieth Century, Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Applause, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Hallelujah, Baby! Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Wonderful Townand Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Wonderful Town.

How many shows has Adolph Green written?
Adolph Green has written 31 shows including The Revuers (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), On the Town (Book and Lyrics), Billion Dollar Baby (Bookwriter), Bonanza Bound (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Two on the Aisle (Sketches/Lyricist), Wonderful Town (Lyricist), Peter Pan (Lyricist), Bells Are Ringing (Bookwriter), Say, Darling (Lyricist), A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Do Re Mi (Lyricist), Subways Are for Sleeping (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Fade Out - Fade In (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Hallelujah, Baby! (Lyricist), Applause (Bookwriter), Lorelei (Lyricist), Straws in the Wind (Lyricist), By Bernstein (Bookwriter), On the Twentieth Century (Bookwriter), The Madwoman of Central Park West (Lyricist), A Doll's Life (Bookwriter), Singin' in the Rain (Bookwriter), Diamonds (Lyricist), On the 20th Century (Bookwriter), Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre (Lyricist), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Bookwriter), The Will Rogers Follies (Lyricist), Elaine Stritch At Liberty (Lyricist), Barbara Cook's Broadway! (Lyricist), Stairway to Paradise (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), The Skin of Our Teeth (Bookwriter/Lyricist).