Two By Two

Original Broadway Production (1970)

Production Info

Previews: October 28, 1970 (14 prev.)
Opening November 10, 1970
Closing: September 11, 1971
Length of Run: 351 perf. - See Trivia & History notes for more info
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Director

Cast

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Noah
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Esther
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Japheth
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Shem
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Leah
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Ham
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Rachel
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Goldie

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Why Me? .... Noah
  • Put Him Away .... Shem, Ham and Leah
  • The Gitka's Song .... The Gitka
  • Something, Somewhere .... Japheth and the Family
  • You Have Got to Have a Rudder on the Ark .... Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth
  • Something Doesn't Happen .... Rachel and Esther
  • An Old Man .... Esther
  • Ninety Again! .... Noah
  • Two by Two .... Noah and the Family
  • I Do Not Know a Day I Did Not Love You .... Japheth
  • Something, Somewhere (Reprise) .... Noah

Act Two

  • When It Dries .... Noah and the Family
  • Two by Two (Reprise) .... Noah and Esther
  • You .... Noah
  • The Golden Ram .... Goldie
  • Poppa Knows Best .... Noah and Japheth
  • I Do Not Know a Day I Did Not Love You (Reprise) .... Rachel and Japheth
  • As Far As I'm Concerned .... Shem and Leah
  • Hey Girlie .... Noah
  • The Covenant .... Noah

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

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Trivia & History

Different performance totals are given in different sources. The Best Plays of 1970-1971 lists a run of 351 performances, but Variety and Theatre World both reported 343. While most of the time we would be inclined to trust Variety and Theatre World over Best Plays, in this case Best Plays seems to be correct. 

Some online sources report 6 previews, but that is incorrect. There were 14 previews, starting on October 28, 1970. There was originally to be only one Broadway preview, but the show opened was overlong at the time of the first tryout performance in New Haven. One contemporary stated that the first performance in New Haven ran four hours, but other reports placed it around three hours of performance time plus an intermission, and that seems to be correct. Much cutting and reworking was deemed necessary, especially after poor reviews greeted the Boston opening that followed New Haven. 

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Production Info

Previews: October 28, 1970 (14 prev.)
Opening November 10, 1970
Closing: September 11, 1971
Length of Run: 351 perf. - See Trivia & History notes for more info
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Venues

Main Run

Tryout

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