HAPPY DAYS - The Musical
It was David who conceived the original idea for a stage musical of Paramount's smash hit 70's TV series HAPPY DAYS. He then acquired the Stage Rights and initiated with Show-biz P.R Jacquie Capri, the development of the Musical in the formative stages. He also managed to get HENRY WINKLER (the Fonz in the TV series) involved in working with him in Los Angeles, on the original script, in the early stages of developing the musical. The show toured the Arenas in Australia after a successful UK tour of which David was Associate Producer.
Above you see David working with HENRY WINKLER
on the original script of HAPPY DAYS - The Musical in David's suite at the Wyndham Belage Hotel,
Sunset Boulevard. It
was David who conceived the original idea for a stage musical of
Paramount's smash hit 70's TV series HAPPY DAYS.
Quote from HENRY WINKLER –
“This is a totally new experience for me. I am flattered that DAVID & JACQUIE CAPRI approached me. I have acted, directed and produced but never had the opportunity to be involved in the creation of a project from its inception. It is exhilarating. When they first contacted me I thought they were going to offer me a pair of tickets for the opening night never dreaming that they would want me to direct and co-write. I was bowled over. HAPPY DAYS has had, and still has, an extraordinary run on television around the world. Bringing it to life on the stage seems to be a natural since the public continues to show such affection for the characters”