PHOTO GALLERY: Happy 50th Birthday, GEORGE M!

GEORGE M!, the rousing high-energy musical based on the life of George M. Cohan, opened on Broadway fifty years ago today– on April 10, 1968. Starring Joel Grey and featuring Bernadette Peters, GEORGE M! retold the story of the legendary entertainer’s life using Cohan’s own songs, which included “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Over There,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” and “Give My Regards to Broadway.” 

To celebrate the show’s Golden Anniversary, here’s a gallery of rare photos from the original Broadway production. Happy 50th Birthday, GEORGE M!

GEORGE M Gallery Musicals Joel Grey Bernadette Peters

Jerry Dodge, Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey, Betty Ann Grove

GEORGE M Gallery Musicals Joel Grey Bernadette Peters

Joel Grey

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Betty Ann Grove, Joel Grey & Company

GEORGE M Gallery Musicals Joel Grey Bernadette Peters

Harvey Evans, Angela Martin

GEORGE M Gallery Musicals Joel Grey Bernadette Peters

Harvey Evans, Jacqueline Alloway & Company

GEORGE M Gallery Musicals Joel Grey Bernadette Peters

Jacqueline Alloway & Company

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Joel Grey

GEORGE M Gallery Musicals Joel Grey Bernadette Peters

Joel Grey, Bernadette Peters, Jerry Dodge, Betty Ann Grove

GEORGE M Gallery Musicals Joel Grey Bernadette Peters

Joel Grey & Jacqueline Alloway

GEORGE M Gallery Musicals Joel Grey Bernadette Peters

Joel Grey & Company

Bonus:

Check out these photos from the 1968 recording session for the GEORGE M! Original Cast Album!

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Joel Grey

GEORGE M Gallery Musicals Joel Grey Bernadette Peters

Betty Ann Grove, Jerry Dodge, Bernadette Peters

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Musical Director Jay Blackton

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Bernadette Peters & Joel Grey

50 years later, Joel Grey and Bernadette Peters continue to wow audiences on Broadway and television. Congratulations, and Happy Birthday, GEORGE M!

GEORGE M Gallery Musicals Joel Grey Bernadette Peters