Betty Comden, the legendary lyricist-librettist who — with her longtime writing partner Adolph Green — created such iconic musicals as Bells Are Ringing and On the Town, died Nov. 23, 2006, at the age of 89. The Playbill Vault highlights some of her many contributions to American theatre.
Comden and Green's first Broadway musical was 1944's On the Town, about three sailors on leave in New York City during World War II. They wrote the book and lyrics and also performed in the show, with Comden as Claire DeLoone and Green as Ozzie.
On the Town enjoyed a 462-performance run and has since been revived twice on Broadway. The first Broadway revival opened Oct. 31, 1971, at the Imperial Theatre and featured Phyllis Newman, Bernadette Peters and Donna McKechnie.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You