Full Length Musical
120 minutes (2 hours)
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Competition or audition material
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
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.