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Royale Theatre (New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St.

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The Boy Friend Production Information


September 30, 1954

Closing:November 26, 1955
# Performances:485
Theatres: Royale Theatre (New York, NY)
9/30/1954 - 11/26/1955

Royale Theatre (New York, NY)
9/30/1954 - 11/26/1955

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run


Other Productions of The Boy Friend

1953   London Fringe Original London Production
London Fringe
1953   London Fringe London Production
London Fringe
1954   West End West End Transfer
West End
1954   Broadway Broadway Production
1955   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1956   Australia Australian Production
1958   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
1967   West End London Revival
West End
1968   Australia Australian Revival
1970   Broadway Broadway Revival
1984   West End London Revival
West End
1989   West End London Concert Revival
West End
2003   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
2005   Regional (US) Goodspeed Revival
Regional (US)
2006   West End Open Air Theatre Revival
West End
2007   Off-Broadway Musicals Tonight! Concert


Audio Recordings

1954  Original London Cast
1954  Original Broadway Cast
1962  Studio Cast
1965  Studio Cast
1967  London Revival Cast
1968  Australian Cast
1970  Broadway Revival Cast
1971  Film Soundtrack
1984  London Revival Cast
unknown  Studio Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical


  • The Boyfriend (alternate title)

Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

Perfect Young Ladies
The Boy Friend
Won't You Charleston with Me?
Fancy Forgetting
I Could Be Happy with You
Sur la Plage
a.k.a. On the Beach
A Room in Bloomsbury
It's Nicer in Nice
The 'You Don't Want to Play with Me' Blues
a.k.a. The You Don't Want to Play with Me Blues
Safety in Numbers
The Riviera
It's Never Too Late to Fall in Love
Carnival Tango
Poor Little Pierrette

Added to the film version

You Are My Lucky Star

Added to the 1972 film version

All I Do Is Dream of You

The Boy Friend - 1954 Broadway Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sandy Duncan
Theatre World Awards - 1955 - Performance
Julie Andrews