The musical premiered Off-Broadway in 1981 and enjoyed a warm critical reception; the New York Times called it a "delightful" revue, and critic Mel Gussow claimed it was "as refreshing as an ice cold beer after a bowl of five-alarm chili."
The show transferred to the Princess Theatre on Broadway Feb. 4, 1982. The cast, who wrote the majority of the music and lyrics, comprised John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann.
The production received a 1982 Tony Award nomination for Best Musical, but lost to Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit's Nine. It ran for 573 performances before ending its Broadway run June 18, 1983.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Buy One, Get One Free!
The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and Radio City® shines with the joy of the season.
Follow Santa on his sleigh ride, see ice skaters swirl across the stage, and catch a snowflake or two
in this immersive theatrical experience like no other. And this year, delight in the magic of Santa’s enchanted toy factory! We’re bringing back a fan favorite to Santa’s workshop, with charming ragdolls that come to life.