Based on James Montgomery’s play Irene O’Dare, IRENE tells the story of a shop assistant and recent immigrant to New York’s Upper West Side who is introduced to Long Island’s high society when she’s hired by one of its leading grande dames to help redecorate her home. The score includes the hits Alice Blue Gown and The Last Part Of Every Party.
- Rehearsal Materials
- Brief History
Music by Harry Tierney
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Additional lyrics by Charles Gaynor, Otis Clements and Jack Lloyd
Additional music by Charles Gaynor and Otis Clements
Book by Hugh Wheeler and Joseph Stein
Book from an adaptation by Harry Rigby
Based on the original play by James Montgomery
1 Piano Conductor’s Score
1 Prompt Book
14 Dialogue Parts
34 Chorus-Vocal Parts
This revival of IRENE opened on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre, March 13, 1973 and played for 594 performances starring Debbie Reynolds in the title role and George S. Irving as Madame Lucy.
The Tony Award for best featured actor (Irving)