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Seventeen, a genial coming-of-age story, managed a Broadway run of 182 performances in the summer and fall of 1951. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, Seventeen features a score by composer Walter Kent and lyricist Kim Gannon and book by Sally Benson. Produced by TV star Milton Berle, the production starred Kenneth Nelson and, according to press notes, "evokes a world located – to quote a line from the show – 'somewhere between a headache and a heartache and a laugh.' It’s a loving snapshot of the era it depicts – pre-World War I small town America – filled with the gee-whiz charm of the post-World War II era when the show was written and produced."
The original London production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, with Harold Prince reprising his Broadway role as director, opened in 1968 and ran for 336 performances. The production starred Judi Dench as the heroine, Sally Bowles; Lila Kedrova as Fraulein Schneider; and American actor Barry Dennen in his British stage debut as the Kit Kat Klub’s gregarious and outrageous Master of Ceremonies.
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