Theatre Information

Douglas Fairbanks Theatre (New York, NY)
432 West 42nd St. (between 9th & 10th Sts)

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Nunsense Production Information


December 12, 1985

Closing:October 16, 1994
# Performances:3672
Theatres: Cherry Lane Theatre (New York, NY)
12/12/1985 - 2/26/1986

Sheridan Square Playhouse (New York, NY)
2/27/1986 - 9/7/1986

Douglas Fairbanks Theatre (New York, NY)
9/8/1986 - 10/16/1994

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


Other Productions of Nunsense

1985   Off-Broadway Original Off-Broadway Production
1987   West End London Production
West End
1995   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
1998   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival


Audio Recordings

1985  Original Cast
1987  Original London Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical


  • The Nunsense Story (working title)
  • Nunsense A-Men! (revised version)

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

Nunsense Is Habit Forming
Opening Remarks
A Difficult Transition
The Quiz
The Biggest Ain't the Best
Playing Second Fiddle
Taking Responsibility
So You Want to Be a Nun
A Word from the Reverend Mother
Turn Up the Spotlight
Lilacs Bring Back Memories
An Unexpected Discovery
Tackle That Temptation with a Time Step
Robert to the Rescue
Growing Up Catholic
We've Got to Clean Out the Freezer
A Minor Catastrophe
Just a Coupl'a Sisters
a.k.a. Just a Couple of Sisters
Soup's On
a.k.a. The Dying Nun Ballet
Baking with the BVM
I Just Want to Be a Star
The Drive In
A Home Movie
I Could've Gone to Nashville
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Closing Remarks
Holier Than Thou

Cut prior to opening

The Manicurist
The Hairdresser
The Exercise
The Vineyard
The Samurai Sister
Roughly Speaking
We're the Nuns to Come To
The Edge of Mass
A Message from the Backer
The Love of My Life
The Cook
A Chorus Nun
The Flickers
The Wayward Wimple
Annie Green
Seven Dominicans
My Story
A Hat and Cane Song