The Happy Time

Opened: January 18, 1968

The Happy Time - 1968 - Broadway History , Info & More

Broadway Theatre (Broadway)
1681 Broadway New York, NY

Based on the play by Samuel Taylor

Based on the book by Robert Fontaine

Get The Happy Time Email Alerts

Be the first to get ticket offers, news, photos & more.

Center REP to Present EVERY BRILLIANT THING This Winter
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2023

Center REP presents 'Every Brilliant Thing,' a remarkable solo performance filled with poignant humor and joy. Join the journey of falling in love, grief, healing, and rediscovery. Directed by Jeffrey Lo and starring William Thomas Hodgson. Don't miss this immersive theatrical experience from Jan. 6-28 at Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek. Get your tickets now!

What's New on Max This December 2023
by Michael Major - Nov 27, 2023

Stream Original Comedy Specials “Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!” For HBO And “Gary Gulman: Born on 3rd Base” For Max, Max Original Documentary “Oprah and The Color Purple Journey,” HBO Original Documentary Series “Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage & Reckoning,” and more. Check out what's coming to Max and leaving Max in December 2023.

Eisemann Center to Present Six New Shows for 2024 - Tickets On Sale Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 27, 2023

Discover the exciting lineup of new shows coming to the Eisemann Center in 2024. From captivating narratives to toe-tapping performances, get your tickets now and experience the best of the performing arts in Richardson, TX.

Two World Premiere Musicals & More Set for La Jolla Playhouse 2024/2025 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2023

La Jolla Playhouse has unveiled its 2024/2025 season, featuring two world-premiere musicals. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

Jeannette Bayardelle, Emily Bergl & More Join THE POST-ROE MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2023

Additional cast members have been announced for the benefit performance of 'The Post-Roe Monologues' at Merkin Hall on November 6. Don't miss this powerful and timely show!

Islandia Music Records to Release Steven Schick's SOUNDLINES - Second Volume in Weather Systems
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2023

Islandia Music Records is set to release Steven Schick's Soundlines, the second volume in the Weather Systems multi-album series, on December 1. Don't miss this highly anticipated album from the renowned percussionist.

Review: BETRAYAL at Katonah Classic Stage
by Pia Haas - Oct 15, 2023

When I heard that The Katonah Classic stage was doing a Harold Pinter Festival, I was pleasantly surprised! Pinter in the Hudson Valley? The last time I saw any Pinter was on a long-ago trip to London.

Judy Gold, Mary Beth Peil & More to Star in THE POST-ROE MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 10, 2023

Don't miss the one-night-only benefit performances of 'The Post-Roe Monologues' on November 6th. Proceeds will support the National Abortion Hotline and Choice Matters.

Find Out What Halloween Horror Is Coming to Peacock This October
by Michael Major - Sep 18, 2023

No tricks, just treats. With over 500 titles to explore, Peacock has something to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Please see below for new and recently added titles as well as a scary line-up of seasonal content. Check out what TV episodes, movies, documentaries, specials and more you can stream on Peacock this October!

Eddie Marks, President of Western Costume Company, Passes Away at 76
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2023

Edward Howard Marks (Eddie) passed away on Monday September 11th, 2023, in Prague.

PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 3, 2023

Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

Ars Nova & National Black Theatre to Present World Premiere of (PRAY), A SACRED OFFERING by nicHi douglas
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2023

Discover the world premiere of (pray), a captivating production presented by Ars Nova and National Black Theatre in New York City. Don't miss this limited engagement performance that explores the profound power of sacred offerings.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld August 17th, 2023
by - Aug 17, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is August 17, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

The Hope Theatre Announces Autumn Season Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2023

The Hope Theatre has announced details of its Autumn season, which runs from September to November and includes a wide range of new writing, plus a new production of Marius von Mayenburg's comedy The Ugly One.

Stage Adaptation of Studio Ghibli's SPIRITED AWAY Makes European Debut in London in 2024
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2023

The European premiere of SPIRITED AWAY will open at the London Coliseum in April 2024.

Billy Crudup to Reprise His Role in HARRY CLARKE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 11, 2023

Emmy and Tony Award winner Billy Crudup will reprise his award–winning role in David Cale’s Harry Clarke, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre (2015 Addison St., Berkeley) November 15–December 23, 2023. 

Off Broadway Cast Recording Of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HEATHER To Be Released On JAY Records
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2023

Raise Your Hands! The Off Broadway cast recording of The Gospel According to Heather, a new musical with a book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. will be released on JAY Records. Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the original cast of the Off Broadway production who gathered this week at Manhattan Studios to lay down the tracks.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HEATHER Extends for One Week at Theater 555
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2023

The Off Broadway premiere of The Gospel According to Heather, a new musical with a book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon has been extended for one week at Theater 555.

Exclusive: The 40 Greatest Songs by THE BEACH BOYS Ranked - The Perfect Playlist for Your Summer Vacation
by Peter Nason - Jun 14, 2023

'Good Vibrations'? 'California Girls'? 'I Get Around'? See where your favorite Beach Boys songs land on the list!

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HEATHER Begins Performances Tomorrow at Theater 555
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2023

The Off Broadway premiere of The Gospel According to Heather, a new musical with a book, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon will begin TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00pm at Theater 555.

Recap the 2023 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2023

The 76th Annual Tony Awards have officially begun! As winners take the stage this evening, stay tuned to BroadwayWorld as we bring you full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between.

Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Selby and Susan Sullivan Will Appear in New Play IN YOUR CORNER On Smartphone Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2023

In a follow-up to last year's successful performance of 'What Friends Do,' Dark Shadows legends Kathryn Leigh Scott, David Selby and Susan Sullivan will be appearing in a new play 'In Your Corner' on Smartphone Theatre June 11, 2023.

SIX to Host Its First-Ever Autism Friendly Performance, Presented by TDF
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 30, 2023

TDF will host the first-ever autism-friendly performance of the Broadway smash musical hit, SIX on Sunday, June 11 at 1pm at the Lena Horne Theatre.

Kurt Cobain's Smashed & Signed By Nirvana Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar Sold For $595,900
by Blair Ingenthron - May 21, 2023

Julien's Auctions, the acclaimed auction house to the stars, held on Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th the industry's premiere music auction event 'MUSIC ICONS,' featuring a spectacular line-up of over 1,200 pieces of music history from rock royalty owned and used by the likes of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, and more.

Lucas Hnath, Trevor Nunn, Noel Coward, and More Set For The Orange Tree Theatre's Upcoming Season
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2023

The Orange Tree (OT) has announced its first full year of programming under new Artistic Director Tom Littler. It features world and European premieres by Zoe Cooper and Lucas Hnath; revivals from Mustapha Matura, Noël Coward and Oliver Goldsmith; directors including Trevor Nunn and Matthew Dunster; and Niamh Cusack headlining the first major London revival of Polly Stenham's breakout hit That Face.


The Happy Time
He's Back
Catch My Garter
Tomorrow Morning
Please Stay
I Don't Remember You
St. Pierre
Without Me
Among My Yesterdays
The Life of the Party
Seeing Things
Being Alive
If You Leave Me Now
In His Own Good Time
I Won't Go
I'm Sorry
Allez Oop
A Certain Girl
The Happy Time has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1968, Broadway which opened in 1968 and Arlington, VA (Regional) which opened in 2008.
Best Musical , , Best Choreography for Gower Champion, Best Costume Design for Freddy Wittop , Best Direction of a Musical for Gower ChampionBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for John Kander and Best Scenic Design for Peter Wexler.
Best Choreography for Gower Champion, Best Costume Design for Freddy Wittop , Best Direction of a Musical for Gower Champion, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for John Kander, Best Scenic Design for Peter Wexler, .
The Happy Time has been nominated for several awards. It received a nomination for Scenic Design at The Hewes Awards for the work of Peter Wexler. The show also received nominations for Performance at the Theatre World Awards. Julie Gregg was nominated for her performance, as well as Michael Rupert.
The Happy Time has won several awards. These include the Scenic Design award at The Hewes Awards for Peter Wexler, as well as Performance awards at the Theatre World Awards for Julie Gregg and Michael Rupert.



Recommended For You