Based on the classic 1954 film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an authentic piece of Americana, a time-tested romantic comedy with a special, contemporary relevance. Bringing the raucous Oregon frontier from the screen to the stage, it is a crowd-pleasing hit that has audiences cheering from the opening scene to the curtain call. So, saddle up for a joyride in this tale of stubborn men and cunning women.
The men in question are Adam and his six unruly brothers, who think they know what a woman’s place is and how to keep her there. It takes Milly, Adam’s spirited new wife, and six other savvy women to show them who’s boss.
As a film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers with its whirlwind romances, memorable songs, and iconic choreography, and this energetic and adventurous staged version does the same. The film won the Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture and was nominated for four additional awards, including Best Picture. In 2006, American Film Institute named Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as one of the best American musical films ever made. In 2004, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Film critic Stephanie Zacharek has called the barn-raising sequence in Seven Brides “one of the most rousing dance numbers ever put on screen.”
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS; Book by LAWRENCE KASHA and DAVID LANDAY; Lyrics by JOHNNY MERCER; Music by GENE de PAUL; New Songs by AL KASHA and JOEL HIRSCHHORN; Based on the MGM Film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Stephen Vincent Benet; Originally Directed for Broadway by LAWRENCE KASHA; Originally Produced on Broadway by KASLAN PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is presented with special arrangements with Musical Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 423 W. 55th Street, New York, NY, 10019; Tel: (212) 541-4684; Fax: (212)397-4684; www.MTIshows.com