Show History



Seven Brides for Seven Brothers began life as a fabulously successful MGM musical in 1954. Directed by Stanley Donen, with music by Saul Chaplin and Gene de Paul, and lyrics by Johnny Mercer, it starred Howard Keel, Jane Powell and Jacques D'Amboise. It also featured some of the greatest and most exciting choreography ever captured on film, created by Michael Kidd. The script (by Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich and Dorothy Kingsley) is based on the short story, The Sobbin' Women by Stephen Vincent Bent, which was based, in turn, on the Ancient Roman legend of The Rape of the Sabine Women. The film was a 1954 Oscar nominee for Best Picture.