Destry Rides Again



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Music and Lyrics by Harold Rome
Book by Leonard Gershe
Based on the Story by Max Brand
Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Michael Kidd
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick


Based on the novel by Max Brand and the 1939 western movie. Tom Destry is hired as the deputy sheriff of Bottleneck in order to rid the town of Kent and his gang. Frenchy, a saloon girl who is initially one of Kentís followers, saves Destryís life, and then becomes romantically involved with him.

AWARDS (1959-60)

The Tony Award for Choreography.


DESTRY RIDES AGAIN played for 472 performances on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre starring Dolores Gray and Andy Griffith.


Full Orchestration:

2 Violin A
1 Violin B
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Bass
1 Reed I: Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
1 Reed II: Clarinet & Alto Saxophone
1 Reed III: Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone
1 Reed IV: Clarinet & Tenor Saxophone
1 Reed V: Clarinet & Baritone Saxophone
1 Horn
1 Trumpet I & II
1 Trumpet III
1 Trombone I
1 Trombone II
1 Percussion:
  • Timpani (2 drums)
  • Snare Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal
  • Hi-Hat Cymbals
  • Tom-toms (2)
  • Bongo Drums
  • Xylophone
  • Bells
  • Triangle
  • Temple Blocks
  • Wood Block
  • Cowbell
  • Slide Whistle
  • Ratchet
1 Guitar
  Piano-Celeste (Piano-Conductorís Score sent with rehearsal material.)


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