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Sammy Stops the World - 1978 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Stop the World – I Want to Get Off is a musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.



Set against the backdrop of a circus, the show focuses on Littlechap, from the moment of his birth to his death. Each time something unsatisfactory happens, he calls out 'Stop the world!' and addresses the audience.



A Broadway revival directed by Mel Shapiro opened on 3 August 1978 at the New York State Theater in Lincoln Center, where it ran for 30 performances. The cast included Sammy Davis, Jr. and Marian Mercer.

New York State Theatre


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
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by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Ian Fraser, renowned music director, composer and conductor for television and Broadway, known for his work with Julie Andrews, died of cancer today, October 31, 2014. He was 81.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2021
Pat Collins, a Broadway lighting designer who won a 1986 Tony Award for her work on I'm Not Rappaport, has passed away. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2007
A film biopic of actor, singer and Rat Pack legend Sammy Davis Jr., produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, is in the works

Sammy Stops the World Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Sammy Stops the World have their been?
Sammy Stops the World has had 6 productions including West End which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1962, Broadway which opened in 1962, US Tour which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1978 and Broadway which opened in 1978.

What productions of Sammy Stops the World have their been?
Sammy Stops the World has had 6 productions including West End which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1962, Broadway which opened in 1962, US Tour which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1978 and Broadway which opened in 1978.

What is the order of songs in Sammy Stops the World and what's the order?
The A.B.C. Song
I Want to Be Rich
Typically English
A Special Announcement
Lumbered
Welcome to Sludgepool
Gonna Build a Mountain
Glorious Russian
Meilinki Meilchick
Family Fugue
Typische Deutsche
Nag! Nag! Nag!
All American
Once in a Lifetime
Mumbo Jumbo
Welcome to Sunvale
Someone Nice Like You
What Kind of Fool Am I
Typically Japanese
The New York Scene
I Believed It All
Life Is a Woman

What productions of Sammy Stops the World have there been?
Sammy Stops the World has had 6 productions including West End which opened in 1961, Broadway which opened in 1962, Broadway which opened in 1962, US Tour which opened in 1963, Broadway which opened in 1978 and Broadway which opened in 1978.