Paint Your Wagon 1951

Opened: November 12, 1951

Paint Your Wagon - 1951 - Broadway History , Info & More

Shubert Theatre (Broadway)
225 West 44th St. New York, NY

"The musical is about a love affair between Jennifer Rumson, who is the daughter of a prospector, and a Mexican boy named Julio during the days of pioneers in the gold rush era," explain press notes, "It's 1852, and Ben Rumson is looking to strike it rich in the gold fields of California. He has raised his daughter Jennifer in the gold camps, and she has become a beautiful, if somewhat tomboy-ish, young woman. She's also the only woman for miles around, and some of the miners have become skittish around her. One day she meets and falls in love with Julio, a handsome young Mexican miner. When a lecherous miner with designs on Jennifer discovers that she loves Julio, he frames Julio as a gold thief, forcing them to run off together. Meanwhile, Ben strikes it rich, and an enterprising miner imports some beautiful "fandango" girls to keep the miners entertained. Ben finds himself falling in love with the lead fandango girl. The story plays out against some of the most striking and memorable show tunes in Broadway history - 'I Talk to the Trees,' 'They Call the Wind Maria,' and 'Paint Your Wagon,' among others - and the arrival of the fandango girls results in several big song-and-dance numbers."


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O'Hara, Szot et al. Join NY Pops for Concert at Carnegie Hall, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2010


On Friday, April 16, 2010 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops will celebrate Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe at Carnegie Hall with a vibrant program of the timeless music created by the iconic songwriting duo. Headlining the program are Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot, the stars of the Tony award-winning Broadway revival South Pacific. Tenor Michael Slattery, The Clurman Singers, and dancers from the New York Theatre Ballet join The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke for this thrilling collection of classic favorites from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, Gigi and Brigadoon.

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Paint Your Wagon History

Other Productions of Paint Your Wagon

1951   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1953   West End London Production
West End
1962   Off-Off-Broadway Equity Library Theatre Revival
Off-Off-Broadway
1980   US Tour National Tour [Cancelled]
US Tour
1992   Regional (US) Goodspeed Revival
Regional (US)
2015   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert Revival
Off-Broadway

Paint Your Wagon - 1951 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
1952 Theatre World Awards Performance Tony Bavaar

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