Fiorello! 1959

Ages: 6+
Opened: November 23, 1959

Fiorello! - 1959 - Broadway History , Info & More

Broadway Theatre (Broadway)
1681 Broadway New York, NY

strongFIORELLO!/strong tells the story of the rise to power of New

York?s ?Little Flower,? Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (1882-1947). In a time

when the crooked political machine known as ?Tammany Hall? was up to

its ears in graft, vice and corruption, it took this small, honest man

to break their stranglehold on New York City politics. With guts and

perseverance the "Little Flower" put a bright, new shine on the "Big

Apple."brbrWhile most political musicals are satires, strongFIORELLO!/strong is a love story set to the music and beat of a New York City in the midst of change. strongFIORELLO!/strong

is a witty sweet valentine to all that is right about the way our

government works. The little man with the big heart continues to attract

and charm audiences with his warmth and humor.


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Wake Up With BroadwayWorld April 30, 2024
by - Apr 30, 2024


Happy Tony Award nominations day, BroadwayWorld! It is April 30, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

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by Bruce Glikas - Nov 11, 2023


An array of Broadway luminaries, including Danny Burstein, Robert Cuccioli, Jason Danieley, Harvey Fierstein, Rob Fisher, Jessica Hecht, Judy Kuhn, Nancy Opel, and more gathered on Thursday, Nov. 9th at the Music Box Theater to pay tribute to the iconic lyricist Sheldon Harnick. Check out photos here!

Video: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SHE LOVES ME Lyricist Sheldon Harnick Celebrated At Star-Studded Memorial
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 10, 2023


An array of Broadway luminaries, including Danny Burstein, Robert Cuccioli, Jason Danieley, Harvey Fierstein, Rob Fisher, Jessica Hecht, Judy Kuhn, Nancy Opel, David Rockwell, Alan Schmuckler, Elena Shaddow, Alexandra Silber, Emily Skinner, Deborah Grace Winer, Sherman Yellen, and Karen Ziemba gathered at the Music Box Theater this week to pay tribute to the iconic lyricist Sheldon Harnick. See video highlights from the star-studded memorial!

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016


Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical!

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016


Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company.

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by Caryn Robbins - Apr 19, 2016


The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today, April 19th that two-time Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and multiple Tony-nominated director Marshall W. Mason will be this year's recipients of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2010


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WCP Presents Masteroff, Bock, and Harnick at Sunday Symposium 4/25
by Gabrielle Sierra - Apr 7, 2010


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Fiorello! History

Other Productions of Fiorello!

1959   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1962   West End London Revival
West End
1994   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert
Off-Broadway
2013   New York New York City Center Production
New York
2016   Off-Broadway Berkshire Theatre Group Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway

Fiorello! - 1959 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1960 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical Jerry Bock
1960 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical Sheldon Harnick
1960 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical George Abbott
1960 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Musical Jerome Weidman
1960 The Pulitzer Prize The Pulitzer Prize for Drama Jerome Weidman
1960 The Pulitzer Prize The Pulitzer Prize for Drama George Abbott
1960 Tony Awards Best Choreography Peter Gennaro
1960 Tony Awards Best Conductor and Musical Director Hal Hastings
1960 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical George Abbott
1960 Tony Awards Best Musical Jerome Weidman
1960 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Tom Bosley
1960 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Howard Da Silva
1960 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Musical William and Jean Eckart

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