The Apple Tree

Mark Twain (author)
Frank R. Stockton (author)
Jules Feiffer (author)
Mike Nichols (director)
Jerry Bock (book, music), Sheldon Harnick (book, lyrics), Jerome Coopersmith (book)
Alan Alda, Larry Blyden, Barbara Harris, Carmen Alvarez (starring)

New York: Stuart Company, 1966. Draft script for the 1966 Broadway musical.

A series of three playlets tied together by themes, such as dissatisfaction with getting what one wants, and repeated references or design elements, such as the color brown. Each playlet based on an existing work, with the first act based on "The Diary of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain, the second based on “The Lady, or the Tiger?” by Frank R. Stockton, and the final act based on “Passionella” by Jules Feiffer.

The musical first premiered at the Shubert Theater on October 18, 1966 and ran for 463 performances before closing November 25, 1967, directed by Mike Nichols, and starring Alan Alda, Barbara Harris, and Larry Blyden. Nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical for Nichols, and Best Actor in a Musical for Alda, and winning Best Actress in a Musical for Harris.

Revived December 14, 2006 by the Roundabout Theatre Company, running for 99 performances through March 11, 2007, starring Kristin Chenoweth. Nominated for a Best Revival of a Musical Tony Award.

Green titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for playwrights Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Jerome Coopersmith, and director Mike Nichols. 82 leaves, with last page of text numbered 22. Mechanical duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two silver brads.

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