Hal Holbrook & Barbara Harris "The Apple Tree" 1967 Playbill Signed Autograph Photo
Playbill for The Shubert Theatre-"The Apple Tree"-May 1967-6" X 9"-32 pages-theatre program. This vintage Playbill features the 1967 production of "The Apple Tree" starring Hal Holbrook and Barbara Harris.The Apple Tree is a series of three musical playlets with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a book by Bock and Harnick with contributions from Jerome Coopersmith. Each act has its own storyline, but all three are tied together by a common theme (someone who believes that they want something, but once they get what they wanted they realize that it wasn't what they wanted) and common references, such as references to the color brown. The first act is based on Mark Twain's The Diary of Adam and Eve; the second act is based on Frank R. Stockton's The Lady or the Tiger?; the third act is based on Jules Feiffer's Passionella
The musical opened on October 18, 1966, at the Shubert Theatre in New York City and ran for 463 performances, closing on November 25, 1967. It was produced by Stuart Ostrow, directed by Mike Nichols and starred Barbara Harris, Alan Alda,Hal Holbrook and Larry Blyden. Harris won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. The Apple Tree also received several other major Tony nominations: Alda for Best Actor in a Musical, Bock and Harnick for Best Composer and Lyricist, Nichols for Best Direction of a Musical, Lee Theodore for Best Choreography, and the show itself for Best Musical.The Playbill has been autographed on the front cover by Hal Holbrook with a fountain pen in black and Barbara Harris with a fountain pen in blue..........BOTH PLAYBILL AND AUTOGRAPHS ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION......