Book: Terrence McNally
Music: Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens

Royalties: Musical Theatre International


At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America.

Rating: Language- 13+
Adult Content- 13+
Violence- 13+

Pay attention to: This show contains the n word.

Flexibility: All changes must be approved in advance.

Production notes: Large cast. Requires strong singers who can belt. Version 2 is a scaled back production from Version 1. Version 1 requires large sets and props.

Music Notes: Large pit.

Breakdown (link is to MTI show page for version 1. Click button for Materials and Orchestration and breakdown will pop up)