(based on the stage play "Hello, Dolly!" produced on the New York stage by)
(producer: New York stage play)
(produced on the stage by: Based upon the play "Fanny")
Look Back in Anger (1957). Drama. Written by John Osborne
. Music for songs by Tom Eastwood. Scenic Design by Alan Tagg. Costume Design by Motley. Directed by Tony Richardson
. Lyceum Theatre (moved to The John Golden Theatre from 17 Mar 1958- close): 1 Oct 1957- 20 Sep 1958 (407 performances). Cast: Alan Bates
(as "Cliff Lewis")...
Did You Know?
I'll tell you what it's like to be No. 1. I compare it to climbing Mount Everest. It's very difficult. Lives are lost along the way. You struggle and struggle and finally you get up there. And guess what there is once you get up there? Snow and ice.
In 1967, in what was considered a major gamble at the time, Merrick recast his hit production, "Hello, Dolly!," with an all-black cast led by Pearl Bailey
and Cab Calloway
. It revived what had been flagging interest in the show, which went on to run another four years.
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