Charlie and Algernon (musical) (lyrics, songs)

On Broadway, the show was running only for 29 plays, of which 17 were regular. It is unclear what caused such a small number of ones, because spectators perceived this musical generally positive. Michael Crawford, a guy who starred in The Phantom Of The Opera (having received his Tonies for this), was in the premiere of this one. Flowers for Algernon – this was the original name of this musical at the opening, during the pre-Broadway plays (in West End), and then the show was renamed to Charlie and Algernon, when it went to Broadway.

Among notable developments in this musical, there was a kind of mini-show with trained white laboratory mouse, which crawled from one arm of Michael Crawford to another. He then repeated this trick in another show called The Woman in White, despite the fact that he was depicting a very different character.

Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway hosted the musical as we have already mentioned, during only 29 shows in 1980, where the main role was played by P. J. Benjamin, who starred in the title role of Charlie and Sandy Faison played his governess/teacher/beloved. In 1981, the musical was nominated for Tony, but did not receive this award.

Release of musical recording on a CD was taken from its West End version, in 1980.
Release date: 1978
Last Update:January, 13th 2016

Charlie and Algernon lyrics list

  1. Have I the Right Lyrics   add
  2. I Got a Friend Lyrics   add
  3. Some Bright Morning Lyrics   add
  4. Jelly Donuts and Chocolate Cake Lyrics   add
  5. Hey Look at Me Lyrics   add
  6. Reading Lyrics   add
  7. No Surprises Lyrics   add
  8. Midnight Riding Lyrics   add
  9. Dream Safe with Me Lyrics   add
  10. Not Another Day Like This Lyrics   add
  11. Somebody New Lyrics   add
  12. I Can't Tell You Lyrics   add
  13. Now Lyrics   add
  14. Charlie and Algernon Lyrics   add
  15. The Maze Lyrics   add
  16. Whatever Time There Is Lyrics   add
  17. Everything Was Perfect Lyrics   add
  18. Charlie Lyrics
  19. I Really Loved You Lyrics   add
  20. Whatever Time There Is (Reprise) Lyrics   add
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