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Woman of the Year - Full Length Musical, Comedy

Woman of the Year

Fred Ebb, John Kander, Michael Kanin, Peter Stone, Ring Lardner, Jr.

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Full Length Musical, Comedy

11m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573681172

Book by Peter Stone
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Music by John Kander
Based on the MGM film by Ring Lardner, Jr. and Michael Kanin
"It is funny, it has zing, it has sass...It also has some very attractive music and lyrics, a clever book, an air of class and a superior sense of imagination to it. In a word, it is terrific." - New York Post

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Description

Full Length Musical

Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1960s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Competition or audition material

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, From Broadway

Winner! 1981 Tony Award, Best Book of a Musical
Winner! 1981 Tony Award, Best Original Score
Nominee! 1981 Tony Award, Best Musical
Lauren Bacall made a triumphant return to Broadway in this Tony Award winning musical adaptation of the famous Tracy/Hepburn film. Tess Harding, a glamorous is a high powered anchorwoman of a network TV morning news show. She makes some derogatory remarks about comic strips on the air and comes head to head with Sam Craig, a famous cartoonist who introduces a lampoon of Tess into his comic strip. The feud turns to romance and marriage, but not to harmony in this delightful battle of the sexes between two out sized egos.
"It is funny, it has zing, it has sass...It also has some very attractive music and lyrics, a clever book, an air of class and a superior sense of imagination to it. In a word, it is terrific." - New York Post
Woman of the Year was first presented by Lawrence Kasha, David S. Landay, James M. Nederlander, Warner Theatre Productions, Inc. (Claire Nichtern: President), Carole J. Shorenstein and Stewart F. Lane on Broadway at the Palace Theatre in New York City on March 29, 1981. It was directed by Robert Moore.
Characters

CASTING

11m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Plus Chorus

CHORUS SIZE

Large

TESS HARDING
SAM CRAIG
PHIL WITAKER
CHAIRPERSON
CLEANING WOMEN
GERALD
JAN DONOVAN
MAURY
ALEXI PETRIKOV
ELLIS MCMASTER
HELGA
CHIP SALISBURY
FLOOR MANAGER
ABBOTT CANFIELD
LARRY DONOVAN
PINKY PETERS
ENSEMBLE
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Large

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

18 Keyboard/Conductor Scores (Piano/Synthesizer)
I
Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed II (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Reed III (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed IV (Oboe, English Horn)
Reed V (Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Trumpets I & II (2 books)
Trumpet III
Horns I & II (2 books)
Trombone I
Trombone II
Trombone III (Bass Trombone)
Percussion (Timpani, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Siren, etc.)
Drums
Violins I & II (2 books)
Celli I & II
Bass
Harp
Song Samples

Overture

Woman of the Year

The Poker Game

See You in the Funny Papers

When You're Right, Your Right

So, What Else is New?

One of the Boys

Table Talk

It Isn't Working

I Told You So

I Wrote the Book

Happy in the Morning

Sometimes a Day Goes By

The Grass is Always Greener

We're Gonna Work it Out

Author(s)
Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb (1928 – 2004) won Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Awards for his work as a writer, director and composer. His collaborations with John Kander, Bob Fosse, Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand and Liza Minnelli made him a legend in the New York theater community. Mr. Kander and Mr.Ebb wrote and made famous the city’s unofficial theme song “New York, New York.” ... view full profile

John Kander

John Kander

John Harold Kander was born on March 18, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri to Harold and Berenice (Aaron) Kander. He was exposed to music at an early age. Kander believed that a bout of tuberculosis as a baby, which had kept him isolated from other people, had actually helped him develop his sense of sound. At age six he began taking piano lessons from a woman in the neighborhood. Kander spent many ... view full profile

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Peter Stone

Peter Stone

Peter Stone (1930-2003) was the first writer to win the Tony, the Oscar and the Emmy. With 15 Broadway productions to his credit, he received Tony Awards for his books to 1776, Woman of the Year, Death Takes a Holiday,The Will Rogers Folliesand Titanic(all four also winning the Tony for Best Musical). His other Broadway credits include the musicals Two By Two (written with composer Richard Rodgers ... view full profile

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