Richard Rodgers and Samuel Taylor’s sophisticated romantic musical broke new ground as the first Broadway musical to depict an interracial love story. In Paris, Barbara, a successful Black American fashion model, meets and falls in love with David, a Pulitzer Prize-winning white American writer. Fighting a prolonged case of writer’s block, David has assumed the dubious role of charming intellectual-in-residence at some of the Continent’s more luxurious watering holes. As Barbara’s work takes them on a whirlwind tour of the most exclusive European playgrounds, their romance develops into the first deeply-felt, honest relationship either has ever known. Eventually, however, they ruefully come to realize that, if he’s ever to fulfill the promise of his earlier work, David must take responsibility for himself, go home and write, while Barbara must remain in Europe, where she has built her career. Reluctantly, but with no strings, they part, each having discovered anew their capacity to love.