PICKWICK. The New Musical Comedy.; Based on Dickens' Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Charles . Waterhouse Dickens, Keith, Willis - Hall, Peter - Director Coe, 1812 - 1870.

PICKWICK. The New Musical Comedy.; Based on Dickens' Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

New York: Artcraft Litho. & Ptg. Co., Inc., [1965]. Cf. Bolton 176. Unpaginated, though 12 pages, with the center leaves as fold-outs, forming a 4-page center spread. Laid-in, a printed b/w sheet, detailing 2 additonal actors, Roy Castle & Peter Bull, not found in the regular printed text. Photographic illustrations of all major actors. 12" x 9" Full color paper wrappers, stapled, with artwork by "Nappi" Some modest wear. Age-toning to white wrappers, most noticably at the edges. Very Good. Item #44364

"Pickwick is a musical with a book by Wolf Mankowitz, music by Cyril Ornadel, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, it is set in and around London and Rochester in 1828. This stage production produced by Bernard Delfont, which premiered in the West End in 1963, with Harry Secombe in the lead role and choreography by Gillian Lynne.

The musical opened on 3 June 1963 at the Palace Theatre, Manchester prior to the West End premiere on 4 July 1963 at the Saville Theatre and closed on 27 February 1965 following 694 performances. ... The Broadway premiere, produced by David Merrick, was at the 46th Street Theatre on 4 October 1965. It closed on 18 November after 56 performances. The New York production was directed by Peter Coe, choreographed by Gillian Lynne, and featured Harry Secombe as Pickwick, Charlotte Rae as Mrs. Bardell, Roy Castle as Sam Weller, Nancy Haywood as Isabella, Michael Logan as Mr. Wardle, and Peter Bull as Sgt. Buzfuz.

One of the better known songs from the score is 'If I Ruled The World'". [Wiki].

This promotional brochure from the New York production is quite scarce.

Price: $75.00