James Joyce's The Dead

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This article is about the Broadway Musical. For the John Huston film, see The Dead (1987 film).
James Joyce's The Dead
Music Shaun Davey
Lyrics Richard Nelson
Book Richard Nelson
Basis James Joyce's short story
The Dead
Productions 2000 Broadway
Awards Tony Award for Best Book

James Joyce's The Dead is a Broadway musical by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey based upon James Joyce's short story "The Dead".

It was originally presented Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons with an opening night cast that included Blair Brown, Paddy Croft, Brian Davies, Daisy Eagan, Dashiell Eaves, Sally Ann Howes, John Kelly, Brooke Sunny Moriber, Marni Nixon, Alice Ripley, Emily Skinner, Stephen Spinella and Christopher Walken. Musical direction was by Charles Prince, with music co-ordination and percussion by Tom Partington. It transferred to the Belasco Theatre on Broadway on January 11, 2000, where it completed a run of 120 performances before closing on April 16, 2000.

Songs[edit]

  • Killarney's Lakes – Mary Jane Morkan, Aunt Kate Morkan and Rita
  • Kate Kearney – Michael, Mary Jane Morkan and Company
  • Parnell's Plight – Miss Molly Ivors, Michael, Gabriel Conroy, Gretta Conroy and Company
  • Adieu to Ballyshannon – Gabriel Conroy and Gretta Conroy
  • When Lovely Lady – Aunt Julia Morkan and Aunt Kate Morkan
  • Three Jolly Pigeons – Freddy Malins, Mr. Browne and Company
  • Goldenhair – Gretta Conroy and Gabriel Conroy
  • Three Graces – Gabriel Conroy and Company
  • Naughty Girls – Aunt Julia Morkan, Aunt Kate Morkan, Mary Jane Morkan and Company
  • Wake the Dead – Freddy Malins and Company
  • D'Arcy's Aria – Bartell D'Arcy
  • Queen of Our Hearts – Mr. Browne, Freddy Malins, Gabriel Conroy, Bartell D'Arcy and Michael
  • When Lovely Lady (Reprise) – Young Julia Morkan and Aunt Julia Morkan
  • Michael Furey – Gretta Conroy
  • The Living and the Dead – Gabriel Conroy and Company

Awards and nominations[edit]

Original Broadway production[edit]

Year Award Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2000 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical Nominated
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Stephen Spinella Won
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Sally Ann Howes Nominated
Outstanding Music Shaun Davey Nominated
Tony Award Best Musical Nominated
Best Book of a Musical Richard Nelson Won
Best Original Score Shaun Davey and Richard Nelson Nominated
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Christopher Walken Nominated
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Stephen Spinella Nominated

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