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The Broadway version of Oliver! at the Imperial Theatre
Music Lionel Bart
Lyrics Lionel Bart
Book Lionel Bart
Basis Oliver Twist
by Charles Dickens
  • 1960 West End
  • 1962 Broadway
  • 1977 West End revival
  • 1984 Broadway revival
  • 1994 West End revival
  • 2002 Australian tour
  • 2003 Tallinn
  • 2009 West End revival
  • 2009 Chorzów
  • 2011 UK Tour
  • 2016 Arena Stage Washington, DC
Awards Tony Award for Best Original Score

Oliver! is a musical. It is based on the novel, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. The book, lyrics, and music were written by Lionel Bart.


Oliver! had its world premiere on 30 June 1960 at the New Theatre in the West End. It ran for 2621 performances. The musical was directed by Peter Coe, and choreographed by Malcolm Clare. It starred Ron Moody as Fagin, Georgia Brown as Nancy, Martin Horsey as Dodger, and Keith Hamshere as Oliver.

Oliver! opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on 6 January 1963. Georgia Brown reprised her role as Nancy, Clive Revill played Fagin, Davy Jones played Dodger, and Bruce Prochnik played Oliver. It won three Tony Awards including Best Original Score.


In 1968, the musical was adapted to a movie of the same name. The movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

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