Dear World

Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Based on “The Madwoman of Chaillot’ by Jean Giraudoux
As adapted by Maurice Valency
New Version by David Thompson
Broadway production produced by Alexander H. Cohen
Directed for the Broadway stage by Joe Layton
Presented by Neglected Musicals Pty Ltd
By Arrangement with Tams – Witmark Music Library Inc

Directed by Nicholas Hammond
Musical Director Max Lambert
Assistant Musical Director Hayden Baltrop
Produced by Michelle Guthrie
Design Elements Mason Browne
Choreographer Monique Salle
Production Coordinator Freya Insall

Dear World is based on Jean Giraudoux’s play The Madwoman of Chaillot as adapted by Maurice Valency, it focuses on the Countesses Aurelia, Constance and Gabrielle, who deviously scheme to stop businessmen from drilling for oil in the Parisian neighbourhood of Chaillot. The forces of idealism, love and poetry win over those of greed, materialism, and science. The musical opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on February 6, 1969 and ran for 132 performances and 45 previews.

Dear World had two presentations at Hayes Theatre Co in August 2015


Genevieve Lemon as Countess Aurelia
Simon Burke as The Sewerman
Amanda Bishop as Constance
Nancye Hayes as Gabrielle
Martin Crewes as The President
Blake Erickson as The Prospector
Haydan Hawkins as President Number Three and The Sergeant
Gareth Isaac as President Number Two and The Waiter
Tabatha McFayden as Nina
Aaron Robuck as Julian
Monique Salle as The Mute

Photos by Noni Carroll