Book and Lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden
Music by Cy Coleman
Based on a play by Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur and also a play by Bruce Milholland
Characters: 17 Principal roles, plus chorus (doubling possible)
Whether performed with elaborate scenery or on a simple scale, this brilliantly comic musical appeals to audiences everywhere. As in the classic original, the story concerns the efforts of a flamboyant theatrical impresario Oscar Jaffe to persuade glamorous film star (and former amour) Lily Garland to appear in his next production while outwitting rival producers, creditors and religious nut Letitcia Primrose. And all this before the 20th Century Ltd. reaches NYC!
"Spectacular, funny and elegant...civilized wit and wild humor."-The New York Times
"A perfect musical...A gorgeous show!"-New York Post
"A rare delight: a musical that tells a story and does so with delicious wit. A hilarious American sequel to My Fair Lady."-Hartford Courant