The Merry Widow (L.A. 1961)

The Merry Widow (L.A. 1961)

The Merry Widow (L.A. 1961)

The Merry Widow (L.A. 1961)

Overview

In the kingdom of Marsovia, the wealthy widow Sonia must marry properly to help the kingdom's finances. When the Baron, who serves as the country's ambassadormust m Franz Lehár's score includes "Vilja," "You'll Find Me at Maxim's," and "The Merry Widow Waltz."

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Details

  • Genre: Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Adrian Ross

Arthur Reed Ropes , better known under the pseudonym ADRIAN ROSS, was a prolific writer of lyrics, contributing songs to more than sixty British musical comedies in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was the most important lyricist of the British stage during a career ...

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Ben Roberts

SIDNEY SHELDON and BEN ROBERTS met in Los Angeles, when they both lived in the same boarding house. The two writers soon began collaborating on screenplays: B-movie credits include South of Panama, Gambling Daughters (both 1941) and Fly-By-Night (1942). After World War II, Sh ...

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Sidney Sheldon

SIDNEY SHELDON and BEN ROBERTS met in Los Angeles, when they both lived in the same boarding house. The two writers soon began collaborating on screenplays: B-movie credits include South of Panama, Gambling Daughters (both 1941) and Fly-By-Night (1942). After World War II, Sh ...

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Franz Lehár

FRANZ LEHAR was an Austro-Hungarian composer. He is most famous for his operettas – the most successful of which is The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) – but he also wrote sonatas, symphonic poems and marches. He composed a number of waltzes (the most popular being “Gold und ...

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Leo Stein

LEO STEIN was a Viennese playwright and librettist of operettas in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries, including works adapted for a number of Broadway productions. Stein wrote libretti for Johann Strauss II, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, and Oskar Nedbal. H ...

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Victor Leon

LEO STEIN was a Viennese playwright and librettist of operettas in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries, including works adapted for a number of Broadway productions. Stein wrote libretti for Johann Strauss II, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, and Oskar Nedbal. H ...

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