Musicals / Plays Cy Coleman Plays List

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List of Cy Coleman plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Cy Coleman, playwright. This Cy Coleman plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Cy Coleman characters. This list of plays by Cy Coleman is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like The Will Rogers Follies and On the Twentieth Century. What plays did Cy Coleman write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Cy Coleman and can help you decide, "What are the best Cy Coleman plays?" (9 items)
Barnum is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cy Coleman Plays List
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Barnum is a musical with a book by Mark Bramble, lyrics by Michael Stewart, and music by Cy Coleman. It is based on the life of showman P. T. Barnum, covering the period from 1835 through 1880 in America and major cities of the world where Barnum took his performing companies. The production combines elements of traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus. The characters include jugglers, trapeze artists and clowns, as well as such real-life personalities as Jenny Lind and General Tom Thumb. The original Broadway production ran for 854 performances and was followed by a London production, among others. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Mark Bramble , Cy Coleman , Michael Stewart

Characters: General Tom Thumb, James Anthony Bailey, Phineas Taylor Barnum, Jenny Lind, Charity, + more

Also Ranked

#15 on The Best Broadway Musicals of the 80s

#37 on The Best Grammy-Nominated Musical Theater Albums of the 1980s

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City of Angels is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cy Coleman Plays List
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City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the "real" world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the "reel" world of the fictional film. The musical is a homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: David Zippel , Larry Gelbart , Cy Coleman

Characters: Alaura Kingsley, Mallory Kingsley, Stone, Avril, Bobbi, + more

Also Ranked

#22 on The Best Broadway Musicals of the 90s

#18 on The Best Broadway Musicals of the 80s

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I Love My Wife is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cy Coleman Plays List
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I Love My Wife is a musical with a book and lyrics by Michael Stewart and music by Cy Coleman, based on a play by Luis Rego. A satire of the sexual revolution of the 1970s, the musical takes place on Christmas Eve in suburban Trenton, New Jersey, where two married couples who have been close friends since high school find themselves contemplating a ménage-à-quatre. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Cy Coleman , Michael Stewart

Characters: Alvin, Wally, Cleo, Monica

Also Ranked

#27 on The Best Broadway Musicals of the '70s

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On the Twentieth Century is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cy Coleman Plays List
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On the Twentieth Century is a musical with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman. Part operetta, part farce, part screwball comedy, the story involves the behind-the-scenes relationship between Lily, a temperamental actress and Oscar, a bankrupt theatre producer. On a luxury train traveling from Chicago to New York, Oscar tries to cajole the glamorous Hollywood star into playing the lead in his new, but not-yet-written drama, and perhaps to rekindle their romance. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Cy Coleman , Adolph Green , Betty Comden

Also Ranked

#19 on The Best Broadway Musicals of the '70s

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