The premiere of the play by Sandy Wilson was in 1953 in the Players' Theatre, and after a while, the show circled in such theaters as the Swiss Cottage & Embassy Theatre. In January of the next year, the opening took place in the West End. John Heawood was responsible for the choreography in all these productions that were very successful, and lasted for 5 years, with the number of shows a little less than 2,100 just in London.
The musical made Anne Rogers a star – before that, she played a small & unpretentious role, but once actress, depicting Polly, became ill just before the premiere, Anne did not lose courage and volunteered to replace her, proving that she knows the role. And played the next night so amazingly well that was in this musical throughout all its play. The rest of the main actors were Hugh Paddick and J. Sterndale-Bennett.
After 30 years, the play was re-opened at the Churchill Theatre and the main characters were Glynis Johns & Derek Waring. Ed Mirvish Theatre hosted a musical in Toronto and in the West End it occupied The Albery Theatre. After another 10 years, production has returned to The Players' Theatre, where it was staged so close to the original 1953, as possible. Geoffrey Webb was responsible for the choreography, and the director was Maria Charles. Larry Drew, who 40 years ago was playing Bobby, had to choreograph it, but died suddenly in the development of the musical. This re-thinking was followed by a national tour, which was very successful.
In 2006 and 2011, the musical was resurrected again in London. On Broadway it was introduced with almost the same frequency as in the UK: in 1954, 1970, 2003 and 2005. In addition, there were numerous national tours and branched displays in amateur theaters.
Release date: 1954
Last Update:December, 23rd 2015
Boy Friend, The lyrics list
- Act 1
- Perfect Young Ladies Lyrics
- The Boyfriend Lyrics
- Won't You Charleston With Me? Lyrics
- Fancy Forgetting Lyrics
- I Could Be Happy With You Lyrics
- Act 2
- Sur La Plage Lyrics
- A Room In Bloomsbury Lyrics
- Nicer In Nice Lyrics
- The 'You-Don't-Want-To-Play-With-Me' Blues Lyrics
- Act 3
- Safety in Numbers Lyrics
- The Riviera Lyrics
- It's Never Too Late To Fall In Love Lyrics
- Never Too Late To Fall In Love (Reprise) Lyrics
- Poor Little Pierrette Lyrics
- Finale Lyrics