Theatre Information

Broadhurst Theatre (New York, NY)
235 W. 44th St.

Half a Sixpence Production Information


April 15, 1965 (4 previews)


April 25, 1965

Closing:July 16, 1966
# Performances:511
Theatres: Colonial Theatre (Boston, MA)
3/0/1964 - ?

Broadhurst Theatre (New York, NY)
4/15/1965 - 7/16/1966

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run
Version:Original Broadway Version


Other Productions of Half a Sixpence

1963   West End Original London Production
West End
1965   Broadway Broadway Production
2008   Off-Broadway Musicals Tonight! Concert
2016   West End West End Transfer
West End


Audio Recordings

1962  Composer's Demo
1963  Original London Cast
1965  Original Broadway Cast
1967  Film Soundtrack
1967 (i)  Studio Cast
1967 (ii)  Studio Cast
1968  Studio Cast
unknown  Studio Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical

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

All in the Cause of Economy
Half a Sixpence
Money to Burn
The Oak and the Ash
She's Too Far Above Me
I Don't Believe a Word of It
I'm Not Talking to You
If the Rain's Got to Fall
The Old Military Canal
The One That's Run Away
Long Ago
Flash, Bang, Wallop!
I Know What I Am
I'll Build a Palace
I Only Want a Little House

Written for the Broadway production

A Proper Gentleman
The Party's on the House

Written for the 1967 film version

This Is My World
Lady Botting's Boating Regatta Cup Racing Song
a.k.a. The Race Is On

Half a Sixpence - 1965 Broadway Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Choreography
Onna White
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Direction of a Musical
Gene Saks
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Musical
Beverley Cross
Half a Sixpence
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
David Heneker
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Tommy Steele
James Grout
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Carrie Nye
Tony Awards - 1965 - Producer (Musical)
Stevens Productions
Harold Fielding