Joseph Dougherty Music by
Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by
Based on the motion picture My Favorite Year, courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co., with story by Dennis Palumbo and screenplay by Norman Steinberg and Dennis Palumbo
2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version (1992) / Lincoln Center Theater
The musical story of a young man's coming-of-age during the golden years of live television in 3...2...1...
A classic musical comedy with a heart of gold, My Favorite Year
features a tuneful score by the incomparable TONY-winning songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and is based on the hit Peter O'Toole film of the same name. The show opened on Broadway in 1993, and Andrea
Martin won her first TONY Award for her hilarious turn in the original
It's 1954, and Benjy Stone, writers' assistant on TV's King Kaiser
Comedy Cavalcade, is assigned the daunting task of baby-sitting veteran
swashbuckler Alan Swann. The reckless Swann is in town doing a live
guest appearance on the show, and his antics and alcoholism nearly get
Benjy fired. But
when Benjy's given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart,
he begins to discover a thing or two about life and love.
My Favorite Year has a large cast with many featured characters,
making it perfect for a company looking to highlight an array of
talented actors and also
give opportunities for those in the chorus. Filled with juicy comedy
roles, the snappy book by Joseph Dougherty will appeal to audiences
For complete information on this and other Ahrens and Flaherty shows, as well as links to purchase CDs, vocal
selections and other publications, please go to www.AhrensandFlaherty.com.
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The Music Man's author Meredith Willson had been a flutist with John Phillip Sousa in the 1920s.