Ballroom 1978

Opened: December 14, 1978
Closing: March 24, 1979

Ballroom - 1978 - Broadway History , Info & More

Majestic Theatre (Broadway)
245 West 44th St. New York, NY

Ballroom is a musical with a book by Jerome Kass and music by Billy Goldenberg and lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman.



Based on Kass's teleplay for the 1975 Emmy Award-winning television drama Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, the plot focuses on lonely widow Bea Asher, who becomes romantically involved with Alfred Rossi, a mail carrier she meets at the local dance hall. Her dream of a happily-ever-after relationship is shattered when she discovers Alfred hasn't been as honest about his personal life as she thought.

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Ballroom FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A Terrific Band and a Real Nice Crowd
A Song for Dancin'
One by One
The Ballroom Montage
Dreams
Somebody Did All Right for Herself
The Tango
Good Night (Is Not Goodbye)
I've Been Waiting All My Life
I Love to Dance
More of the Same
Fifty Percent
The Stardust Waltz
I Wish You a Waltz
Like Her
If Anyone Had Told Me
How Can I Tell Her
The Job Application
Who Gave You Permission?
How Could You Do This to Me
Pennies and Dreams
Call Me Yours
A Big Mistake
Suddenly There's You
Ballroom has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1978 and Broadway which opened in 1978.
Best Musical and , Best Book of a Musical for Jerome Kass, Best Choreography for Michael Bennett, Best Choreography for Bob Avian, Best Costume Design for Theoni V. AldredgeBest Direction of a Musical for Michael Bennett and Best Lighting Design for Tharon Musser.
Best Book of a Musical for Jerome Kass, Best Choreography for Michael Bennett, Best Choreography for Bob Avian, Best Costume Design for Theoni V. Aldredge, Best Direction of a Musical for Michael Bennett, Best Lighting Design for Tharon Musser, .

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