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Baker Street: A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (musical 1965)

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Baker Street: A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (1965).

Baker Street: A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes is an American musical play written by Jerome Coopersmith and directed by Harold Prince, previewed on 10 february, premiered on 16 february 1965, performed at The Broadway Theatre (New York) until 30 october 1965, then transferred to the Martin Beck Theatre for 11 more days, starring Fritz Weaver as Sherlock Holmes and Peter Sallis as Dr. Watson.

Loosely based on Arthur Conan Doyle's short story A Scandal in Bohemia, the show is set in and around London in 1897, the year in which England celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Victoria (an event marked by an elaborate royal procession depicted by Bil Baird's marionettes). In the musical Irene Adler becomes an associate of Sherlock Holmes rather than his opponent, thus allowing an element of romance between the two.



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Cast

Baker Street: A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes playbill (1965)
Baker Street: A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes playbill (1965)


Crew

  • Director : Harold Prince
  • Playwright : Jerome Coopersmith
  • Music : Marian Grudeff, Raymond Jessel
  • Lyrics : Marian Grudeff, Raymond Jessel
  • Producer : Alexander H. Cohen
  • Production Design : Oliver Smith
  • Lightning : Jean Rosenthal
  • Costumes : Motley
  • Music Director : Harold Hastings
  • Orchestrations : Don Walker
  • Dance Arrangements : John Morris
  • Orchestra Conductor : Arthur Wagner
  • Production Stage Manager : Ruth Mitchell
  • Special Makeup : Dick Smith
  • Hair Styles : D. Rusty Bonaccorso
  • Production Associates : Hildy Parks
  • Associate Producer : Gabriel Katzka
  • Marionettes : Bill Baird
  • Choregraphy : Lee Becker Theodore


Songs

Baker Street: A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (1965)

Act 1

Act 2


Performances

Baker Street: A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (1965)

311 performances

  • 10 february (1st preview of 6) : The Broadway Theatre (New York)
  • 16 february - 30 october 1965 : The Broadway Theatre (New York)
  • 3-14 november 1965 : Martin Beck Theatre (New York)



Awards

1965 Best Actress in a Musical

1965 Best Scenic Design

  • Oliver Smith (winner)

1965 Best Costume Design

  • Motley (nominee)

1965 Best Author (Musical)

  • Jerome Coopersmith (nominee)






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