Hal Prince

Hal Prince

Prince, Hal (Harold Smith Prince), 1928-, American theatrical producer and director, b. New York City. After working as an assistant stage manager, Prince became at 26 the coproducer of Pajama Game, a major Broadway musical of 1954. He followed this with many more successful productions, including Damn Yankees (1955), West Side Story (1957), Fiorello! (1961), and Fiddler on the Roof (1964). Among the shows that he has both produced and directed in collaboration with Stephen Sondheim are Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), and Sweeney Todd (1979). He also directed Phantom of the Opera (1986) and Parade (1998).

See his autobiography, Contradictions (1974).

HAL or Hal may refer to:


Hal is a short form of the English name Harold or Henry.



  • Ultra Hal Assistant, an artificial intelligence assistant made by Zabaware
  • HAL/S, the computer language used to program the space shuttle's computers
  • Hardware abstraction layer, a layer of software that hides hardware differences from higher level programs
  • HAL (software), a software project for Linux and FreeBSD that allows hardware to be located and used regardless of bus or device type



  • HAL 9000, a fictional computer in the Space Odyssey series
  • HΛL, a group of Japanese music arrangers
  • HAL 5, an electrically powered exoskeleton suit
  • Hal (band), from Ireland
  • Hal (coyote), a coyote who wandered into New York City in 2006
  • Hyundai A-League, an Australian professional association football league
  • Hyper Articles en Ligne, a French online research archive from the French research council CNRS
  • Hal, the French name for Halle, Belgium
  • CHNS-FM, aka HAL-FM, a classic rock station in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Hyperspace Analogue to Language (HAL), a semantic memory model

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