Chicago: Peterson & Kimball Co., Printers, 7th ed. 8vo, chromolithographic illustrated wrappers. 72 pp., numerous b&w illus. and ads. The Barnum and. Barnum & Bailey route book for Barnum & Bailey route book for Barnum’s Greatest Show on Earth, official program of Cleopatra libretto. Barnum is an American musical with a book by Mark Bramble, lyrics by Michael Stewart, and music by Cy Coleman. It is based on the life of showman P. T.

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Who starred in the original cast? Outstanding Director of a Musical.

Cast and Creative Team. According to Don Wilmeth, Barnum “was blessed with a brilliant production by director-choreographer Joe Layton, who turned the theatre into a circus, and a memorable performance by Jim Dale. The original Broadway production ran for performances and was followed by a London production, among others.

In “a princely final attraction”, Barnum appears before the audience “The Final Event: Barnum played for performances on Broadway at the St. The years have gone by, the Barnums are a bit older and a bit more successful, but their conflict is the same.

When Barnum finds himself cheated of the Senatortial nomination by his political party, he laments his position, realizes that his talent for Humbug will never leave him and wishes to “make it right, shoot a rocket, shine a light” “Prince of Humbug”. He is elected Mayor of Bridgeport, and the two of them recognize the value in each other’s approach to life and how they complement one another “The Colors of My Life [Reprise]”.

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Barnum, but his enthusiasm and spirit live forever in this show. Outstanding Actor in a Musical. Bailey arrives on the scene, and after a selling job that even Barnum would be proud of, convinces Barnum at last to Join the Circus. Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.

James Anthony Bailey arrives and offers him the chance to “Join the Circus”. In the end, he returns to his wife and joins with another circus owner, James Anthony Bailey, to form the Barnum and Bailey circus. Musicals by Cy Coleman. She wants him to settle down, run a respectable business -a clock factory for instance-and Barnum explains that clock-making is just not the right color for him.

The tour was recorded for television and broadcast by the BBC in Oxford University Press US. A musical based on the life of showman P. One Brick At A Time. Critics carped but playgoers knew a fun show when they saw one so the show ran for performances.

Barnum Libretto

And so’s the American Museum Upon his return to Charity, he promises to live the more sedate barnuj she desires for him, in “Black and White.

Same as Joice Heth. The production combines elements of traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus. Aldredgeand lighting design by Craig Miller. Instead, it was performed in barnkm Theatre in the Park, which is near the Festival Theatre. Where can I buy the music?


Same as James A. Barnum buys his own bill of goods-well, who could resist a Swedish Nightingale-and leaves Chairy to tour with Jenny and put a bit of color in his own life- Out There. There will only be one P. Come Follow The Band.

Barnum Musical Lyrics

Barnum is prepared to run for Senator, but his beloved Charity dies suddenly, leaving Barnum bereft and alone. Initially resisting, he relents thanks in part to Charity’s two-headed coin, which she has used to humbug him throughout the show and joins Bailey, and they libertto the famous circus Barnum and Bailey. The London cast included Michael Crawford as P. The Cambridge History of American Theatre.

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Barnum then introduces the oldest woman alive, Joice Hethand thanks to some Barnum humbug she becomes a success “Thank God I’m Old”. He tells us what he means in The Colors of My Life, then rushes off to close a deal to build a museum at the corner of Ann Street and Broadway bbarnum house his growing collection of attractions.

Songs, Videos, Sheetmusic and More. The musical starred Jim Dale as P. Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance.