Singin' In The Rain


Whereas her previous Broadway productions were self-produced, Singin’ In The Rain was Tharp's first commercial musical.

Betty Comden and Adolph Green, original screenwriters of the 1952 film, added five musical numbers for which Tharp created all-new choreography. Dance sequences by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen from the film were kept intact for the stage version. A third of the cast were Tharp company members, including Mary Ann Kellogg who had a small speaking role as Zelda Zanders.


  • Promotional photo. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation
  • Promotional photo. © Richard Avedon Courtesy of The Richard Avedon Foundation
  • Tharp with writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green. ©Twyla Tharp
  • Poster featuring photos by Richard Avedon.


Brief excerpts featuring Correia, Slutsker and D'Arcy.
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Music Program:

Music: Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics: Arthur Freed
Music Arranged: Stanley Lebowsky
Musical Director: Robert Billig
Music Orchestration: Larry Wilcox
Additional Numbers: Stanley Lebowsky, Roger Edens, Al Bishop
Additional Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Edward Heyman, Gus Kahn, Gordom Jenkins
Additional Music: Michael Dansicker
Audio Consultant: T. Richard Fitzgerald
Sound System Designer: Peter J. Fitzgerald
Musical Supervisor: Stanley Lebowsky
Music Published by: CBS Songs
Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon
Associate Conductor: Michael Dansicker

Performance History

New York, NY
July 2, 1985

Singin' In The Rain began preview performances on June 13, 1985.

After 38 previews, the show opend on July 2, 1985 and ran for 367 performances.

Singin' In The Rain closed on Broadway on May 18, 1986.