Paint Your Wagon

Opened: March 19, 2015
Closing: March 22, 2015

Paint Your Wagon - 2015 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

New York City Center
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues) New York, NY 10019

Before My Fair Lady and Camelot, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe wrote Paint Your Wagon, a rousing 1951 musical about a grizzled gold prospector (Tony Award nominee Keith Carradine) whose daughter (Alexandra Socha) finds gold—and love—changing their lives forever. Filled with gorgeous standards such as "They Call the Wind Maria," "I Talk to the Trees," and "Wand'rin' Star," Paint Your Wagon is Lerner and Loewe's sweepingly ambitious (and surprisingly realistic) take on freedom, family, and racism in the Gold Rush-happy America of 1853.

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Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW�¿ in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2023

Pioneer Theatre Company will present a live theatrical version of the cult classic rock musical The Rocky Horror Show from October 20-31, 2023.

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Performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Bad Cinderella begin tonight, Friday, February 17, 2023, at the Imperial Theatre (249 W 45th Street), with Opening Night taking place on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Meet the cast of Bad Cinderella here!

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by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

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by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

A private 29-hour reading of a new musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby, written by the Tony Award-nominated songwriting duo of Nathan Tysen and Jason Howland (Paradise Square), with book by Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones) and directed by Mark Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 20 in New York City. 

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

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by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

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by Gigi Gervais - Dec 4, 2021

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BWW Blog: Ranking Lerner and Loewe Collaborations
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Nov 13, 2020

If you ask any theatre kid about the Golden Age of Musical Theatre, the first two people who come to mind are none other than Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2020

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by Rebecca Russo - Oct 16, 2019

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Broadway Records announced today the Studio Cast Recording of YANKEE DOODLE DANDY! will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 6, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at

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by Alan Henry - Apr 17, 2019

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I'm on My Way
What's Goin' on Here?
I Talk to the Trees
They Call the Wind Maria
I Still See Elisa
How Can I Wait?
In Between
Whoop-Ti-Ay! [i]
Carino Mio
There's a Coach Comin' In
Hand Me Down That Can O' Beans
Rope Dance
Another Autumn
All for Him
Wand'rin' Star
Muchee Good World
What Do Other Folks Do?
Take the Wheels Off the Wagon
Lonely Men
Dream Ballet
The First Thing You Know
A Million Miles Away Behind the Door
The Gospel of No Name City
The Best Things in Life Are Dirty
Gold Fever
I'm On My Way
What's Goin' On Here?
I Talk To The Trees
They Call The Wind Maria
I Still See Elisa
How Can I Wait?
In Between
Carino Mio
There's a Coach Comin' In
Hand Me Down That Can O'Beans
Another Autumn
Wand'rin' Star
Paint Your Wagon has had 7 productions including Broadway which opened in 1951, Broadway which opened in 1951, West End which opened in 1953, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1962, US Tour which opened in 1981, Regional (US) which opened in 1992 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.



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