The Most Happy Fella

Opened: April 21, 1960

The Most Happy Fella - 1960 - West End History , Info & More

London Coliseum
St. Martin's Lane WC2N 4ES London

Based on the film "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard.

Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist of ?Guys and Dolls,? scored his greatest artistic triumph with this touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story about a middle-aged vintner, Tony, whose mail-order marriage proposal is accepted under the girl?s mistaken assumption a photo of his young, handsome foreman is her intended husband.BRBRHer hurt and humiliation when she learns the truth, as well as a terrible accident which nearly kills Tony as he hurries to meet her, almost ends the relationship before it begins, but a loving understanding blossoms between them during Tony?s long convalescence.

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Sam Palladio and Lizzie Wofford to Join OKLAHOMA! in the West End
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2023

New cast members will join the West End transfer of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

New Cast Members Will Join The Company of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2023

New casting has been announced for the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Joining the company are David King-Yombo as Mike, Paige Peddie as Ado Annie, and Sally Ann Triplett as Aunt Eller.

Georgina Onuorah & Phillip Olagoke Join OKLAHOMA! West End Transfer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2023

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!. See who is starring in the cast, how to purchase tickets, and more.

Arthur Darvill, Anoushka Lucas, and More Will Reprise Roles in West End Transfer of OKLAHOMA!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022

Reprising their roles from the run at the Young Vic are Raphael Bushay (Mike), Arthur Darvill (Curly McLain), James Patrick Davis (Will Parker), Stavros Demetraki (Ali Hakim), Greg Hicks (Andrew Carnes), Rebekah Hinds (Gertie Cummings), Anoushka Lucas (Laurey Williams), Marie-Astrid Mence (Lead Dancer), Liza Sadovy (Aunt Eller) and Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry).

Dates Confirmed For West End Run of RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

The dates have been announced for the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!.

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA! Will Transfer to the West End in February 2023
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2022

The West End transfer has been announced for the critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, opening in February 2023 at Wyndham's Theatre, with dates and casting to be announced.

Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

It's today! Award-winning vocalist Ann Kittredge's debut recording reIMAGINE, a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined and produced by award-winning songwriter and record producer Paul Rolnick, is available on all digital platforms as of today, May 16, 2022.

Ann Kittredge To Celebrate Release of Debut Album reIMAGINE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

In celebration of her soon to be released album Ann Kittredge:reIMAGINE(Jazzheads, Inc./King Kozmo Music), a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined, Ms. Kittredge, will appear at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street – between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm.

What Was the Golden Age of Broadway?
by Team BWW - Feb 19, 2022

Just last week, The Music Man marched back to Broadway- the latest revival of a show from musical theatre's most glorious time- the Golden Age. What was the Golden Age of Broadway all about and what years did it cover? Study up!

Maeve Spain's A SEAT ON THE BUS Will Premiere on The Open-Door Playhouse Podcast Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2021

Two icons from the turbulent 1960’s share a brief ride on a New York City bus. Along their journey they realize some of their beliefs and judgements have stood the test of time, while others now reflect those they fought against. 

Student Blog: Zodiac Signs of Tony-Nominated Musicals
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021

The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!

Josh Groban, Benj Pasek, Laraine Newman and More Featured in 92Y Online Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2021

92Y has announced their upcoming events, featuring Josh Groban, Benj Pasek, Laraine Newman and many more! Multiplatinum global superstar Josh Groban joins them upon the release of the new deluxe edition of his lockdown-recorded 2020 album Harmony.

Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & More About The Broadway Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOTOWN SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 & More
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Motown songs from 1960-1994. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

Edward Watts to Replace Ben Davis as El Gallo in The Link Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 27, 2020

Broadway veteran, Edward Watts will star as El Gallo in The Link Theatre's inaugural production of Tom Jonesand Harvey Schmidt's The Fantasticks. Watts previously played the role for more than 1,000 performances in the Off-Broadway production in New York City. The first professional theatre company in Northeast Arkansas, The Link is a new non-profit theater company located in Jonesboro, AR. Broadway veteran Matt Cavenaugh will direct the musical, which will play for three nights only starting Friday, March 6, 2020 at The Glass Factory (313 W Huntington Avenue, Jonesboro, AR). Watts replaces the previously announced Ben Davis who had to exit the production due to conflicts with his shooting schedule.

Veteran Actress Libi Staiger Passes Away At Age 91
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2019

Veteran actress Libi Staiger passed away this week at the age of 91.

by Julie Musbach - Mar 27, 2019

Sedos presents a new production of the Tony award-winning musical How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street, from 15-25 May 2019.

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway.

Did You Know... Our Favorite Fun Facts About the 2017 Tony Nominees!
by Matt Tamanini - May 2, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominations were announced this morning. If you haven't checked them out yet, what are you waiting for?! CLICK HERE to check out a full list of this year's nominees, and HERE for reactions from the lucky few!

by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of 'From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Revue (of sorts)' with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson. 

BrightSide Theatre to Roll the Dice in GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, wraps up their 6th Season - A Season of Classic Broadway Shows - with the American classic Broadway musical Guys and Dolls.

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9.

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare.

BRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the first production of its 2017 Summer Season: Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. Based on the stories and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls will be directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, returning to the Globe after the great successes of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which he directed, and Bright Star, which he choreographed.


Prelude to Act 1
Ooh, My Feet
I Know How It Is
Seven Million Crumbs
I Don't Know
Maybe He's Kind of Crazy
Somebody, Somewhere
The Most Happy Fella
A Long Time Ago
Standing on the Corner
Joey, Joey, Joey
Soon You Gonna Leave Me, Joe
Plenty Bambini
Special Delivery!
Aren't You Glad?
No Home, No Job
Don't Cry
Prelude to Act 2
Fresno Beauties
Cold and Dead
Love and Kindness
Happy to Make Your Acquaintance
I Don't Like This Dame
Big D
How Beautiful the Days
Young People
Warm All Over
Old People Gotta
I Like Everybody
I Love Him
Like a Woman Loves a Man
My Heart Is So Full of You
Mamma, Mamma
Prelude to Act 3
Goodbye Darlin'
Song of a Summer Night
Please Let Me Tell You
Tell Tony and Rosabella Good-bye for Me
She Gonna Come Home Wit' Me
Nobody's Ever Gonna Love You
I Made a Fist!
House and Garden
Eyes Like a Stranger
Wanting to Be Wanted
How's About Tonight?
Ooh! My Feet
Somebody, Somewhere
The Most Happy Fella
Standing On The Corner
Joey, Joey, Joey
Don't Cry
Happy To Make Your Acquaintance
Big D
How Beautiful The Days
Young People
Warm All Over
I Like Everybody
My Heart Is So Full Of You
Mamma, Mamma
Song Of A Summer Night
The Most Happy Fella has had 12 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1959, Broadway which opened in 1959, West End which opened in 1960, Broadway which opened in 1979, Broadway which opened in 1979, Off-Broadway which opened in 1991, Broadway which opened in 1992, Broadway which opened in 1992, Off-Broadway which opened in 2006 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2014.



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