Was 1964 Broadway's Greatest Year for Musicals? Dolly, Fiddler, Funny Girl and Other Groundbreakers

By Robert Viagas
15 May 2014

June 2: And then, as if the season hadn’t been glitzy enough, the legendary Folies Bergère itself can-canned its way from Paris to New York. “Grande chanteuse” Patachou, future Nine star Liliane Montevecchi, and Georges Ulmer were featured in the sexy Gallic revue, which remained at the Broadway Theatre for nearly 200 performances. It was the final musical of the epic 1963-64 season, and theatre fans would have been forgiven for thinking our cup of 1964 musicals had already run over. Ah, but it was only the intermission!