Romance / Romance 1988

Opened: May 1, 1988
Closing: January 15, 1989

Romance / Romance - 1988 - Broadway History , Info & More

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)
240 West 44th St. New York, NY

Romance/Romance is a musical with a book and lyrics by Barry Harman and music by Keith Herrmann.

The show is composed of two acts linked only by the common theme of love and one song performed in both acts. The first, The Little Comedy, is based on a short story by Arthur Schnitzler and explores the budding relationship between two people who have adopted personas other than their own. Set in late 19th century Vienna, it focuses on Josefine, a demimonde weary of the social life provided by her upper class lovers, and wealthy playboy Alfred, who has tired of a seemingly endless round of inconsequential affairs. She assumes the guise of a working class woman, while he pretends to be a struggling poet, and the two meet while enjoying their new identities. Whether or not they can survive a weekend in the country with their usually glamorous trappings replaced by inedible food, bad wine, swarming insects, and total boredom is the question to be answered.

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The Little Comedy
Goodbye, Emil
It's Not Too Late
Great News
Oh, What a Performance!
I'll Always Remember the Song
Happy, Happy, Happy
Women of Vienna
Yes, It's Love
A Rustic Country Inn
The Night It Had to End
Summer Share
Think of the Odds
Plans A & B
Let's Not Talk About It
So Glad I Married Her
Small Craft Warnings
How Did I End Up Here?
Words He Doesn't Say
My Love for You
Moonlight Passing Through a Window
Romantic Notions
Romance, Romance
A Confession
Friendship Like Ours
When It Happens
Romance / Romance has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1988, Broadway which opened in 1988 and London Fringe which opened in 1996.
Best Musical , , Best Book of a Musical for Barry HarmanBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Keith Herrmann and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Barry Harman.
Romance / Romance has been nominated for the Outstanding Lyrics award at the Drama Desk Awards for Barry Harman.