A Doll's Life

by  Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Larry Grossman

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  7m, 6f

"Changes pay off handsomely...Grossman's sophisticated score has grown with age." - New York Newsday
"We can now appreciate the beauties in the score and in the sharp, sometimes uncharacteristically hard edged lyrics." - The New York T…

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  • Cast Size

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    7m, 6f
  • SubGenre

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    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
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    From Broadway

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Revived by The York Theatre Company to acclaim, this reworking of the original Broadway script and score puts this hauntingly beautiful show within the reach of smaller producing groups. Thirteen actors double in several roles and two pianos create the sights and sounds of 19th century Norway as Nora, Ibsen's heroine from A Doll's House, tries to make her way in a male dominated society after she slams the door on her former life.

1995 Revised Version.

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Reviews

"Changes pay off handsomely...Grossman's sophisticated score has grown with age." - New York Newsday

"We can now appreciate the beauties in the score and in the sharp, sometimes uncharacteristically hard edged lyrics." - The New York Times

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  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only

Song Samples

Overture
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Prologue / A Woman Alone
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New Year's Eve
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Stay With Me
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She Thinks That's The Answer
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Learn to Be Lonely
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Rats, and Mice, and Fish
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Rare Wines
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No More Mornings
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There She Is
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Power
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Letter to the Children
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Can You Hear Me Now? / Finale
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Casting

7m, 6f
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16 Piano/Vocal Scores (Piano 1 and Piano 2)

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Authors

Adolph Green

Adolph Green and Betty Comden (respectively, born December 2, 1915, Bronx, New York—died October 23, 2002, Manhattan, New York; born May 3, 1917, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.—died November 23, 2006, Manhattan, New York;) were an American musical-comedy team who wrote scripts—and often the lyrics—for many B ...

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Betty Comden

Betty Comden and Adolph Green (respectively, born May 3, 1917, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.—died November 23, 2006, Manhattan, New York; born December 2, 1915, Bronx, New York—died October 23, 2002, Manhattan, New York) were an American musical-comedy team who wrote scripts—and often the lyrics—for many Br ...

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Larry Grossman

Larry Grossman

Revived by The York Theatre Company

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