Betty Comden (Performer) | Playbill

Betty Comden

Performer

The Comden and Green outlook on life was easily identifiable: more sentimental than cynical; whimsical bordering on daffy; and making full use of the many cultural and tempermental contrasts within New York's citizenry. Their books were directly descended from the loopy, madcap plotlines of 1920s and 1930 Broadway musicals, while displaying more craftsmanship and disclipline.

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  • Also Known As: Basya Cohen
  • Born: May 02, 1917 in New York, New York
  • Death: Nov 22, 2006 in New York, New York

Roles (59)

Prince of Broadway Playbill - Opening Night Prince of Broadway
Opened August 24, 2017
  • Featuring material by
On the Twentieth Century Playbill - Opening Night On the Twentieth Century
Opened March 15, 2015
  • Book
  • Lyrics
On the Twentieth Century Playbill - Opening Night
On the Town Playbill - Opening Night On the Town
Opened October 16, 2014
  • Book and Lyrics
On the Town Playbill - Opening Night
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 On the Twentieth Century
Opened September 26, 2005
  • Book
  • Lyrics
Barbara Cook's Broadway Playbill - Opening Night, March 2004 Barbara Cook's Broadway!
Opened March 28, 2004
  • Featured Songs with Lyrics
Wonderful Town Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 2003 Wonderful Town
Opened November 23, 2003
  • Lyrics
Wonderful Town Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 2003
Elaine Stritch at Liberty Playbill - Opening Night Elaine Stritch at Liberty
Opened February 21, 2002
  • Featured Songs with Lyrics
Bells are Ringing Playbill - Opening Night Bells Are Ringing
Opened April 12, 2001
  • Book
  • Lyrics
Bells are Ringing Playbill - Opening Night
Peter Pan Playbill - April 1999 Peter Pan
Opened April 07, 1999
  • Additional Lyrics
Peter Pan Playbill - Opening Night Peter Pan
Opened November 23, 1998
  • Additional Lyrics
Peter Pan Playbill - Opening Night
On The Town Playbill - Opening Night On the Town
Opened November 19, 1998
  • Book
  • Lyrics
On The Town Playbill - Opening Night
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Peter Pan
Opened November 26, 1991
  • Additional lyrics
Will Rogers Follies - Opening Night, April 1991 The Will Rogers Follies
Opened May 01, 1991
  • Lyrics
Peter Pan Playbill - December 1990 Peter Pan
Opened December 13, 1990
  • Additional Lyrics
Jerome Robbins Broadway Playbill - Opening Night Jerome Robbins' Broadway
Opened February 26, 1989
  • Featured Songs with Lyrics ("On The Town," "Billion Dollar Baby," "Peter Pan")
  • Additional text ("On The Town," "Billion Dollar Baby")
Barbara Cook A Concert for Theatre Playbill - Opening Night, April 97 Barbara Cook: A Concert for the Theatre
Opened April 15, 1987
  • Featured Songs with Lyrics
Singin' in the Rain Playbill - Opening Night, July 1985 Singin' in the Rain
Opened July 02, 1985
  • Lyrics for "Moses Supposes"
  • Book Adaptation
  • Screenplay
A Doll's Life Playbill - Opening Night, Sept 1982 A Doll's Life
Opened September 23, 1982
  • Book
  • Lyrics
Peter Pan Playbill - Nov 1979 Peter Pan
Opened September 06, 1979
  • Additional lyrics
The Madwoman of Central Park West Showbill - Opening Night, June 1979 The Madwoman of Central Park West
Opened June 13, 1979
  • Featured Songs with Lyrics
On the Twentieth Century Playbill - March 1978 On the Twentieth Century
Opened February 19, 1978
  • Book
  • Lyrics
  • as Letitia Primrose (Replacement)
A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green Playbill - Feb 1977 A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Opened February 10, 1977
  • Performer
Lorelei Playbill - Jan 1974 Lorelei
Opened January 27, 1974
  • New lyrics
On the Town Playbill - Nov 1971 On the Town
Opened October 31, 1971
  • Book
  • Lyrics
On the Town Playbill - Nov 1971
Applause Playbill - Sept 1970 Applause
Opened March 30, 1970
  • Book
The 23rd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - Apr 20, 1969 The 23rd Annual Tony Awards - 1969
Opened April 20, 1969
  • as Presenter (Original)
Hallelujah, Baby! Playbill - April 1967 Hallelujah, Baby!
Opened April 26, 1967
  • Lyrics
Fade Out Fade In Playbill - Opening Night, May 1964 Fade Out - Fade In
Opened May 26, 1964
  • Book
  • Lyrics
Subways Are for Sleeping Playbill - Feb 1962 Subways Are for Sleeping
Opened December 27, 1961
  • Book
  • Lyrics
An Evening With Yves Montand Playbill - Nov 1961 An Evening with Yves Montand
Opened October 24, 1961
  • "Just in Time" lyrics
Do Re Mi Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1960 Do Re Mi
Opened December 26, 1960
  • Lyrics
A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph Green Playbill - Dec 1958 A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Opened December 23, 1958
  • Book
  • Lyrics
  • Performer
Say, Darling Playbill - Aug 1958 Say, Darling
Opened April 03, 1958
  • Lyrics
Bells Are Ringing Playbill - Dec 1956 Bells Are Ringing
Opened November 29, 1956
  • Book
  • Lyrics
Peter Pan Playbill - Oct 1954 Peter Pan
Opened October 20, 1954
  • Additional Lyrics
Wonderful Town Playbill - Aug 1953 Wonderful Town
Opened February 25, 1953
  • Lyrics
Two on the Aisle Playbill - July 1951 Two on the Aisle
Opened July 19, 1951
  • Sketches
  • Lyrics
Billion Dollar Baby Playbill - Dec 1945 Billion Dollar Baby
Opened December 21, 1945
  • Book
  • Lyrics
Billion Dollar Baby Playbill - Dec 1945
On the Town Playbill - Opening Night On the Town
Opened December 28, 1944
  • Book
  • Lyrics
  • as Claire DeLoone (Original)

Awards

New York Drama Critics' Circle
1991 Best Musical Winner
1953 Best Musical Winner
Tony Award
1991 Best Original Score Winner
1986 Best Book of a Musical Nominee
1983 Best Original Score Nominee
1983 Best Book of a Musical Nominee
1978 Best Original Score Winner
1978 Best Book of a Musical Winner
1968 Composer and Lyricist Winner
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