Marilyn

An American Fable

Minskoff Theatre

Previews Began: October 20, 1983

Opening Night: November 20, 1983

Closing Night: December 3, 1983

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Music: Doug Frank

Beth Lawrence

Jeanne Napoli

Gary Portnoy

Norman Thalheimer

Lyrics: Doug Frank

Beth Lawrence

Jeanne Napoli

Gary Portnoy

Norman Thalheimer

Libretto: Patricia Michaels

The life of silver-screen sex symbol Marilyn Monroe is examined in this musical, which features running commentary by a trio called Destiny.

Musical Numbers

Act One

A Single Dream……….Young Norma Jean, Destiny
Jimmy Jimmy……….Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe, 
                               Destiny, Jim Dougherty, Pat,
                               Ensemble
Church Doors………………………………………..Destiny
Swing Shift……………………………………Factory Girls
The Golden Dream…..Jim Dougherty, Serviceman
When You Run the Show……..Studio Head, Agent
Gossip………………………………………..Hedda, Louella
Cold Hard Cash……Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe,
                                Men
I’m a Fan………………………………………….Tommy, Sis
Finally………………….Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe,
                                Joe DiMaggio
Church Doors (Reprise)………………………….Destiny
It’s A Premiere Night…………………………..Company
A Single Dream
(Reprise)………………Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe

Act Two

We’ll Help You Through the Night…………Destiny
Run Between 
Raindrops……………..Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe
You Are So Beyond…………………………………Tommy
Cultural Pursuits….Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe,
                                Arthur Miller, Ensemble
Church Doors (Reprise)………………………….Destiny
Don’t Hang Up the Telephone………Joe DiMaggio
All Roads Lead to 
Hollywood…………….Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe,
                                 Company
My Heart’s an Open Door……………..Joe DiMaggio,
                                 Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe
Miss Bubbles……….Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe, 
                               Men’s Ensemble
The Best of Me……..Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe
A Single Dream 
(Reprise)……………….Norma Jean/Marilyn Monroe
We Are the Ones………………………………..Company