I Love My Wife


I Love My Wife

Infobox Musical
name= I Love My Wife
subtitle=
image_size= 150px
caption= Original Cast Recording deletable image-caption
music= Cy Coleman
lyrics= Michael Stewart
book= Michael Stewart
basis=
productions= 1977 Broadway
1977 West End
awards=

"I Love My Wife" is a musical with a book and lyrics by Michael Stewart and music by Cy Coleman.

A satire of the sexual revolution of the 1970s, it unfolds on Christmas Eve in suburban Trenton, New Jersey, where two married couples who have been close friends since high school find themselves contemplating a ménage-à-quatre.

After seven previews, the Broadway production, directed by Gene Saks and choreographed by Onna White, opened on April 17 1977 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 857 performances. The original cast included James Naughton, Joanna Gleason, Lenny Baker, Ilene Graff, Michael Mark, Joseph Saulter, John Miller, and Ken Bichel. During the show's run, cast replacements include Tom and Dick Smothers, Tom Wopat, Janie Sell and, in an African American version, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Hattie Winston.

The West End production opened on October 6 1977 at the Prince of Wales Theatre, where it ran for 401 performances [http://www.musicals101.com/1970s.htm] . It was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Musical of the Year [http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/awards/winners/display?contentId=72651] .

ong list

;Act I
*We're Still Friends
*Monica
*By Threes
*A Mover's Life
*Love Revolution
*Someone Wonderful I Missed
*Sexually Free;Act II
*Hey There, Good Times
*Lovers on Christmas Eve
*Scream
*Everybody Today is Turning On
*Married Couple Seeks Married Couple
*I Love My Wife

Awards and nominations

*Tony Award for Best Musical (nominee)
*Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (nominee)
*Tony Award for Best Original Score (nominee)
*Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Baker, winner)
*Tony Award for Best Choreography (nominee)
*Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (winner)
*Theatre World Award (Gleason, winner)
*Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical (nominee)
*Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Baker, winner)
*Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Mark, Saulter, Miller, and Bichel, winners)
*Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical (nominee)
*Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music (winner)

Watch and Listen

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQibGSXvouw I Love My Wife excerpt]

External links

* [http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=3994 Internet Broadway Database listing]


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