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Adolph Green

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

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA

Stage Credits

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

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Photos

Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Al Pacino, Jerry Herman, Burgess Meredith, Susan Strassbe Photo

Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Al Pacino, Jerry Herman, Burgess Meredith, Susan Strassberg, Angela lansbury, Lillian Gish, Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Princess Grace Kelly and Ellen Burstyn attend the Theatre Hall Of Fame Awards held on March 28, 1982 at the Uris Theater, now called the Gershwin Theater, New York City.

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Date:
12/29/2019
Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Al Pacino, Jerry Herman,Burgess Meredith, Susan Strassber Photo

Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Al Pacino, Jerry Herman,Burgess Meredith, Susan Strassberg, Angela lansbury, Lillian Gish, Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Princess Grace Kelly and Ellen Burstynat the Theatre Hall Of Fame Awards held at the Uris Theater,now called the Gershwin Theater, New York City. on March 28, 1982

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12/29/2019
Phyllis Newman & Adolph Green Photo

Phyllis Newman & Adolph Green

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09/16/2019
Laurie Beechman, Phyllis Newman and Adolph Green pictured at opening night at Rainbow Photo

Laurie Beechman, Phyllis Newman and Adolph Green pictured at opening night at Rainbow and Stars in New York City on July 9, 1996.

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Date:
09/16/2019
Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Al Pacino, Jerry Herman, Burgess Meredith, Susan Strassbe Photo

Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Al Pacino, Jerry Herman, Burgess Meredith, Susan Strassberg, Angela lansbury, Lillian Gish, Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Princess Grace Kelly and Ellen Burstyn at the Theatre Hall Of Fame Awards held on March 28, 1982 at the U

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Date:
01/21/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [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

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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

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents PETER PAN JR Next Month Photo Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents PETER PAN JR Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET)'s FUN Company raises the curtain on local youth in Peter Pan, Jr. for the family. Peter Pan, Jr. features a robust cast of beloved ensemble characters; Pirates, Lost Boys, and Brave Girls are the mainstay of this timeless production. Peter Pan, Jr. is adapted for the youth stage and provides a unique experience for each performer to explore and create memorable characters in an ensemble, developing invaluable skills to grow as an actor.

VIDEO: First Look At ON THE TOWN From City Springs Conservatory Photo VIDEO: First Look At ON THE TOWN From City Springs Conservatory
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

High school students from the City Springs Theatre Conservatory will perform the Bernstein, Comden, and Green Golden Age musical ON THE TOWN this weekend, June 23-25.

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is Splashy Entertainment Photo Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is Splashy Entertainment
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 20, 2022

Audiences can’t help but be won over by the splashy, nostalgic entertainment of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN on Hale Centre Theatre’s Centre Stage in Sandy.

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Birmingham Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Laura Lott - Jun 8, 2022

Often cited as one of the best movie musicals ever made, the 1952 romantic comedy Singin’ In The Rain, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, has a special place in many people's hearts. It was first adapted for the West End stage in 1983 and since then there have been multiple productions. The current UK tour is a revival of the 2012 London production and is a faithful recreation of the movie, following Betty Comden and Adolph Green's screenplay almost to the letter and including all the songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed that originally featured. If there's a scene, a line or even a visual gag that you love in the film, chances are it's also in the stage adaptation.

Authors and Stars of a New Musical Take the Bucks County Playhouse Stage at Oscar Ham Photo Authors and Stars of a New Musical Take the Bucks County Playhouse Stage at Oscar Hammerstein Festival
by Marissa Tomeo - Jun 4, 2022

Bucks County Playhouse will present a special presentation of a new Broadway musical, ‚ÄúFemale Troubles,‚ÄĚ at the sixth Oscar Hammerstein Festival on Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 pm. The presentation, which is part concert, part insider‚Äôs preview, is open to the public. Tickets are $35.

Bucks County Playhouse Announces 6th Oscar Hammerstein Festival With Presentation Of  Photo Bucks County Playhouse Announces 6th Oscar Hammerstein Festival With Presentation Of New Musical Comedy
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

Bucks County Playhouse will present a special presentation of a new Broadway musical, ‚ÄúFemale Troubles,‚ÄĚ at the sixth Oscar Hammerstein Festival on Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 pm. The presentation, which is part concert, part insider's preview, is open to the public.

New Village Arts To Present LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S NEW YORK Photo New Village Arts To Present LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S NEW YORK
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022

New Village Arts (NVA), North County's cultural hub, will produce a loving tribute to Leonard Bernstein's work as a composer. Conceived and arranged by Broadway conductor, music director and arranger Rob Fisher, Leonard Bernstein's New York features memorable songs from WEST SIDE STORY, ON THE TOWN, WONDERFUL TOWN, and many more.

 Photo BWW Review: HALLELUJAH, BABY! at Haddonfield Plays & Players Will Have You Yelling ‚ÄúHallelujah!‚ÄĚ
by Amber Kusching - Jun 1, 2022

Haddonfield Plays & Players’ is South Jersey’s only BYOB theatre. So, grab your favorite beverage and head over to HP&P’s Hallelujah, Baby! playing now through June 4th in Haddonfield, NJ. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit www.haddonfieldplayers.com

VIDEO: First Look at South Bay Musical Theatre's ON THE TOWN Photo VIDEO: First Look at South Bay Musical Theatre's ON THE TOWN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

South Bay Musical Theatre is presenting ON THE TOWN, the energetic WWII-era musical comedy featuring music by Leonard Bernstein with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Photos: First Look at South Bay Musical Theatre's ON THE TOWN Photo Photos: First Look at South Bay Musical Theatre's ON THE TOWN
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

South Bay Musical Theatre presents ON THE TOWN, the energetic WWII-era musical comedy featuring music by  Leonard Bernstein with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Adolph Green Videos

VIDEO: FOREVER PLAID Alumni Sing 'Never Met a Man I Didn't Like' in the Valley Villag VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVideo 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 VideoBroadway 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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! VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoExclusive: 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).