|A new musical revue|
Albert Von Tilzer
Ralph G. Allen
Roy Blount, Jr.
Jerry L. Crawford
|Productions||1984 Off Broadway|
Diamonds is a musical revue about baseball. The book and music were created by many writers, composers, and lyricists. Among them were Roy Blount, Jr., and John Weidman (book), and Comden and Green, Howard Ashman, and Cy Coleman, music.
The musical ran Off Broadway at the Circle in the Square Downtown theater, beginning on December 16, 1984 and closing on March 31, 1985, after 122 performances. The production was directed by Broadway veteran Harold Prince. The cast included Loni Ackerman, Susan Bigelow, Jackée Harry, Scott Holmes, Dick Latessa, Dwayne Markee, Wade Raley, Larry Riley, Nestor Serrano and Chip Zien.
The musical won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Set Design, by Tony Straiges.
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