Man in the Moon

Original Broadway Production (1963)

Trivia & History

This limited engagement played two performances a day, seven days a week. Performances were at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The Best Plays of 1962-1963 lists 22 performances for the production, while Theatre World for the 1962-1963 season lists only seven. The production opened (after no previews) on April 11, 1963, and it closed on April 21, making it clear that 22 performances is correct. The fact that the production played out its run is confirmed by New York Times ads for the production during its run. The Times reviewed the show on April 12.


This production was a double bill, presented under the title Man in the Moon. The first act, which had the songs by Bock and Harnick, was Man in the Moon, while the second act was a "pageant of puppetry."



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