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Merlin was a musical based on a concept by popular illusionist Doug Henning and Barbara De Angelis, written by Richard Levinson and William Link, with music (and incidental music) written by Elmer Bernstein and lyrics by Don Black.



Merlin opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on February 13, 1983 and closed on August 7, 1983 after 199 performances and 69 previews. It was directed by Ivan Reitman and choreographed by Christopher Chadman and Billy Wilson. The cast included Henning as Merlin, Chita Rivera as an evil sorceress and, in supporting roles, newcomer Nathan Lane and a young Christian Slater.

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Merlin Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Merlin have their been?
Merlin has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983 and Broadway which opened in 1983.

What Tony Awards has Merlin been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Direction of a Musical for Ivan Reitman and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Elmer Bernstein.

What other awards has Merlin been nominated for?
Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Doug Henning, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Charles Reynolds, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Glen Priest, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Jim SteinmeyerOutstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for John Gaughan and Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Robin Wagner.

What productions of Merlin have their been?
Merlin has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983 and Broadway which opened in 1983.

What awards has Merlin been nominated for?
Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Doug Henning, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Charles Reynolds, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Glen Priest, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Jim SteinmeyerOutstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for John Gaughan and Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Robin Wagner.

What songs are in Merlin and what's the order?
It's About Magic
I Can Make It Happen
Beyond My Wildest Dreams
Something More
The Elements
Fergus' Dilemma
Nobody Will Remember Him
Put a Little Magic in Your Life
He Who Knows the Way
We Haven't Fought a Battle in Years
Satan Rules
It's About Power
Anything for a Quiet Life
Something About Palaces
These Are Not the Merriest of Days

What is the order of songs in Merlin and what's the order?
It's About Magic
I Can Make It Happen
Beyond My Wildest Dreams
Something More
The Elements
Fergus' Dilemma
Nobody Will Remember Him
Put a Little Magic in Your Life
He Who Knows the Way
We Haven't Fought a Battle in Years
Satan Rules
It's About Power
Anything for a Quiet Life
Something About Palaces
These Are Not the Merriest of Days

What productions of Merlin have there been?
Merlin has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1983 and Broadway which opened in 1983.