Irene (Revised 1973)


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.

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  • 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

  • Mrs. Geraldine O’Dare (Irene’s mother)
    9th Avenue Friends of Irene – Helen Burke, Jane McFudd & Jimmy
    Irene O’Dare (“the Girl” — a piano tuner)
    Clarkson (butler)
    Mrs. Emmiline Marshall (Donald’s mother)
    Donald S. Marshall III (“the Boy”)
    Ozzie Babson (Donald’s cousin)
    Madame Lucy (Liam O’Dougherty) (a dressmaker)
    Arabella (a debutante)

    Boys & Girls of Ninth Avenue, Painter, Sign Man, Phone Man, Delivery Boy, Vendors, Debutantes, Party Dancing Couples, Models, Pages

  • 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.

    AWARDS (1973)

    The Tony Award for best featured actor (Irving)

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