A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine opened at the Mayfair Theatre in the West End on March 28, 1979, and ran for 168 performances before transferring to Broadway. It opened at the John Golden Theatre on May 1, 1980, and moved to the Royale on June 17. The show ran for 588 performances, closing on September 27, 1981. Directed and choreographed by Tommy Tune, A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine was nominated for nine Tony Awards in 1980, and won two: Best Featured Actress for Priscilla Lopez, and Best Choreography for Tommy Tune and Thommie Walsh.
Part two of this musical double