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Romantic Poetry

book and lyrics by John Patrick Shanley, music by Henry Krieger
Musical, Comedy
4 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 6, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2354-2
FEE: Quoted upon application. INSTRUMENTATION: Piano/Conductor, Reed 1, Reed 2, Violin, Cello
THE STORY: From the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Doubt and the two-time Tony Award–nominated composer of Dreamgirls comes this crackpot musical romance. Connie of Woodmere has just married Fred of Newark, but her exes are back in the picture and not sure they approve of the union. Mary of Greenpoint climbs Frankie of Little Italy’s fire escape with amorous and erotic intent—but things go awry as she reaches for her dream. A fanciful musical romance about our need for dreams and for each other, ROMANTIC POETRY puts the lunatic, the lover and the poet onstage and lets them sing.