Maggie Flynn 1968

Opened: October 23, 1968

Maggie Flynn - 1968 - Broadway History , Info & More

Maggie Flynn is a musical with a book by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss (in collaboration with Morton DaCosta) and music and lyrics by Peretti, Creatore, and Weiss.



Based on an idea by John Flaxman, it was inspired by a true story set in the New York Draft Riots of 1863. The title character, an Irish woman providing asylum for orphaned children of runaway slaves, is on the verge of marrying a Union Army colonel when her vagabond husband Phineas Flynn (who abandoned her to pursue a theatrical career and whom she had presumed was dead) returns to the scene. The cast of characters is a mélange of Confederate insurgents, prostitutes and drunks, bigoted socialites, circus performers and a passel of African American kids endangered by the local political situation.

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CHICAGO, A History- Part 2: A Modern Classic Makes A Bang On Stage and Screen
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2022

Discover the story behind one of the greatest musicals in history as we dive deep into the history of Broadway's longest-running American musical, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse's, 'Chicago.'

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020

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Porchlight Music Theatre Announces the Latest Edition of the NEW FACES SING BROADWAY SERIES 3/14- 15
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the latest performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1969, hosted by E. Faye Butler, co-directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo and Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello, is Monday, March 14at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, March 15 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists while acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org. 

Porchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUND
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 2001, hosted by Keely Vasquez, is Monday, Jan. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages. 

The 2016 - 2017 Season Expands to Include the Addition of Performances at the Skokie Theatre, New Guest Hosts, New NEW FACES One Production Celebrating New Musicals and M
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing returning to Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway and debuting at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists and acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Star of Broadway's HELLAZPOPPIN, June Winters Dies at 96
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 8, 2015

It has been confirmed that June Winters, widow of legendary songwriter and record producer Hugo Peretti, and famous in her own right as the "Lady in Blue" on both radio and records, died March 29 of natural causes at her home in Bergenfield, NJ.

Tony-Nominated Choreographer Brian Macdonald Passes Away at 86
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 2, 2014

According to published reports, Brian Macdonald, a Canadian dancer, choreographer, director of opera, theatre and musical theatre, passed away on November 29 in his Stratford home. He was 86 years old.

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, Now thru 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere.

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere.

BWW Reviews: Karen Wyman Becomes Cabaret's Comeback Queen With 'Second Time Around' at Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 21, 2013

In 1969, at age 16, Bronx-born Karen Wyman became a singing sensation appearing on TV with Dean Martin, The Ed Sullivan Show, and The Tonight Show, and cutting two albums. A few years later she suddenly quit singing professionally to raise a family. Now, she's back and as she proved with her new show at the Metropolitan Room, she's as good as ever.

Concern Worldwide Holds Annual Women of Concern Brigid Awards 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

Concern Worldwide will hold its annual Women of Concern Brigid Awards luncheon on Friday, February 25, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL. The 2011 Women of Concern Brigid Awards luncheon honors three outstanding Chicagoland women for their exceptional achievements. A silent auction featuring national and local celebrities' new and gently used handbags and wallets will also be a highlight. The funds raised from this event will support Concern Worldwide's Maternal and Child Health programs in Haiti, Rwanda and Malawi.

'11 Women of Concern Brigid Awards Luncheon Honors Extraordinary Women
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 9, 2011

Concern Worldwide will hold its annual Women of Concern Brigid Awards luncheon on Friday, February 25, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL.

Concern Worldwide Holds Annual Women of Concern Brigid Awards 2/25
by Charlie Piane - Jan 4, 2011

Concern Worldwide will hold its annual Women of Concern Brigid Awards luncheon on Friday, February 25, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL. The 2011 Women of Concern Brigid Awards luncheon honors three outstanding Chicagoland women for their exceptional achievements. A silent auction featuring national and local celebrities' new and gently used handbags and wallets will also be a highlight. The funds raised from this event will support Concern Worldwide's Maternal and Child Health programs in Haiti, Rwanda and Malawi.

Barrington Stage Company Presents THE CRUCIBLE 10/6-10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2010

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., concludes the 2010 Mainstage season with Arthur Miller's American classic The Crucible, with performances beginning October 6 and running through October 24, with a Press Opening on Sunday, October 10 at 3pm. Barrington Stage Artistic Director Julianne Boyd directs.

Barrington Stage Company Presents THE CRUCIBLE 10/6-10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., concludes the 2010 Mainstage season with Arthur Miller's American classic The Crucible, with performances beginning October 6 and running through October 24, with a Press Opening on Sunday, October 10 at 3pm. Barrington Stage Artistic Director Julianne Boyd directs.

Barrington Stage Company Presents THE CRUCIBLE 10/6-10
by Gabrielle Sierra - Sep 21, 2010

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd Artistic Director and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., concludes the 2010 Mainstage season with Arthur Miller's American classic The Crucible, with performances beginning October 6 and running through October 24, with a Press Opening on Sunday, October 10 at 3pm. Barrington Stage Artistic Director Julianne Boyd directs.

AN ERROR OF THE MOON Opens 8/30 At The Beckett
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2010

AN ERROR OF THE MOON, a speculation of jealousy, madness and the brothers Booth, began Off-Broadway performances August 13th at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. The new play by Luigi Creatore officially opened on Monday, August 30th for a limited engagement through October 10th. Under the direction of Kim Weild, the cast of AN ERROR OF THE MOON features Margaret Copeland, Erik Heger, Andrew Veenstra, and Brian Wallace.

AN ERROR OF THE MOON Opens 8/30 At The Beckett
by Gabrielle Sierra - Aug 27, 2010

AN ERROR OF THE MOON, a speculation of jealousy, madness and the brothers Booth, began Off-Broadway performances August 13th at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. The new play by Luigi Creatore officially opened on Monday, August 30th for a limited engagement through October 10th. Under the direction of Kim Weild, the cast of AN ERROR OF THE MOON features Margaret Copeland, Erik Heger, Andrew Veenstra, and Brian Wallace.

Broadway and Pop Composer George David Weiss Dies at 89
by Jessikah Hackett - Aug 24, 2010

The New York Times reports that songwriter George David Weiss died in his home in Oldwick, New Jersey this past Monday. Weiss was 89 years old and, according to his wife Claire, died of natural causes.

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by Gabrielle Sierra - Aug 20, 2010

AN ERROR OF THE MOON, a speculation of jealousy, madness and the brothers Booth, began Off-Broadway performances August 13th at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. The new play by Luigi Creatore officially opened on Monday, August 30th for a limited engagement through October 10th. Under the direction of Kim Weild, the cast of AN ERROR OF THE MOON features Margaret Copeland, Erik Heger, Andrew Veenstra, and Brian Wallace.

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2010

AN ERROR OF THE MOON, a speculation of jealousy, madness and the brothers Booth, will begin Off-Broadway performances August 13th at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. The new play by Luigi Creatore will officially open on Monday, August 30th for a limited engagement through October 10th. Under the direction of Kim Weild, the cast of AN ERROR OF THE MOON features Margaret Copeland, Erik Heger, Andrew Veenstra, and Brian Wallace.

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by Gabrielle Sierra - Jul 19, 2010

Rehearsals are set to begin today (July 19) for AN ERROR OF THE MOON, a speculation of jealousy, madness and the brothers Booth, beginning performances August 13th at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street.

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by Lauren Wolman - Jul 15, 2010

AN ERROR OF THE MOON, a speculation of jealousy, madness and the brothers Booth, will begin Off-Broadway performances August 13th at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. The new play by Luigi Creatore will officially open on Monday, August 30th for a limited engagement through October 10th. Under the direction of Kim Weild, the cast of AN ERROR OF THE MOON features Margaret Copeland, Erik Heger, Andrew Veenstra, and Brian Wallace.

FLAMINGO COURT Closes 7/19 At New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2009

Luigi Creatore's Flamingo Court was directed by directed by Steven Yuhasz and celebrated life in three Florida condos at New World Stages. From the ridiculous to the touching, Creatore's' play has been heralded as 'Without question, the funniest show in town. Laughs galore!' UPI with John Simon of Bloomberg calling the show 'a wall-to-wall hoot for old and young alike. The audience laughed up a Florida-worthy hurricane!'

FLAMINGO COURT Closes 7/19 At New World Stages
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jul 15, 2009

Luigi Creatore's Flamingo Court was directed by directed by Steven Yuhasz and celebrated life in three Florida condos at New World Stages. From the ridiculous to the touching, Creatore's' play has been heralded as 'Without question, the funniest show in town. Laughs galore!' UPI with John Simon of Bloomberg calling the show 'a wall-to-wall hoot for old and young alike. The audience laughed up a Florida-worthy hurricane!'

Maggie Flynn FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

They're Never Gonna Make Me Fight
It's a Nice Cold Mornin'
I Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way
Learn How to Laugh
Maggie Flynn
The Thank You Song
Look Around Your Little World
I Won't Let It Happen Again
How About a Ball?
Pitter Patter
Why Can't I Walk Away?
The Game of War
Mr. Clown
Don't You Think It's Very Nice
What Does He Think?
Walkin' My Dog on Christopher Street
Homeless Children
Fill, Fill, Fill Our Little Basket
It Works!
Let's Drink to That
Maggie Flynn has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1968, Broadway which opened in 1968 and Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1976.

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