Full Length Musical
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1990s, 1980s
Settings Of Play - Various "suggested" locations: Marvin's home, Trina's home, Mendel's office, Whizzer's hospital room, etc.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language
Adolescence, Childhood, Death, Friendship, Illness/Health, Jewish/Yiddish issues, LGBT issues, Love, Marriage, Parenting/Family
Appropriate for all audiences
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Tony, From Broadway
Winner! 1992 Tony® Award - Best Book of a Musical, William Finn & James Lapine
Winner! 1992 Tony® Award - Best Score of a Musical, William Finn
A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos won 1992 Tony Awards for best book and musical score. It is the jaunty tale of Marvin who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son's bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread.
"Exhilarating and heartbreaking...Falsettoland
gains exponentially in power by being seen only 15 minutes, instead of 9 years, after the first allment." - The New York Times
"A masterly feat of comic storytelling and...visionary musical theater." - Variety
"What a treasure this is: brave and hilarious, charming, disarming, loaded with honest sentiment and cynicism." - The New York Newsday
Falsettos premiered on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre in 1992, under the direction of James Lapine. March of the Falsettos, Falsettoland and an earlier chapter in the story of Marvin, In Trousers, all premiered separately at Playwrights Horizons off-Broadway.