Applause Production History

Applause Show Information

  • Make Believe (working title)
  • Welcome to the Theatre (working title)
  • Previews: March 26, 1970 (4 previews)
    Opening:March 30, 1970
    Closing:July 27, 1972
    # Performances:896
    Theatres: Palace Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
    3/26/1970 - 7/27/1972
    Production Type:Original Production
    Run Type:Open Run
    Market:Broadway
    Intermissions:1
    Show type Musical
    Other titles:
    • Applause, Applause (working title)

    Other Productions of Applause

    1971   US Tour National Tour
    US Tour
    1970   Broadway Original Broadway Production
    Broadway
    1972   West End London Production
    West End
    1982   Off-Off-Broadway Equity Library Theatre Revival
    Off-Off-Broadway
    1996   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
    Milburn, NJ (Regional)
    1996   US Tour Pre-Broadway Tour
    US Tour
    2005   Regional (US) Reprise! Concert
    Regional (US)
    2008   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert
    Off-Broadway

    Applause - 1970 Broadway Awards and Nominations

    Note: Award winners will appear on a background
    Year Ceremony Category Nominee
    1970 Theatre World Awards Performance Len Cariou
    1970 Theatre World Awards Performance Bonnie Franklin
    1970 Tony Awards Best Choreography Ron Field
    1970 Tony Awards Best Costume Design Ray Aghayan
    1970 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Ron Field
    1970 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design Tharon Musser
    1970 Tony Awards Best Musical Betty Comden
    1970 Tony Awards Best Musical Adolph Green
    1970 Tony Awards Best Musical Charles Strouse
    1970 Tony Awards Best Musical Lee Adams
    1970 Tony Awards Best Musical Joseph Kipness
    1970 Tony Awards Best Musical Lawrence Kasha
    1970 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Len Cariou
    1970 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Brandon Maggart
    1970 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Penny Fuller
    1970 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Bonnie Franklin
    1970 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Lauren Bacall
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