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"An achingly articulate musical."

The New York Times

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama
  • 90 minutes

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: Intense Adult Themes
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 1991 Lucille Lortel Award - Outstanding Musical
    Winner! 1991 Drama Desk Award - Outstanding Lyrics (William Finn)
    Winner! 1991 Outer Critics Circle Award - Best Off-Broadway Musical
A continuation of the saga of Marvin from March of the Falsettos and In Trousers, this off-Broadway hit finds that archetypal contemporary gay man facing the specter of AIDS.

Published in Falsettos.


"An achingly articulate musical."

 The New York Times

"A burst of genius."


Premiere Production:

Falsettoland premiered at Playwrights Horizons, in June of 1990 under the direction of James Lapine.

***March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland become the first and second act (respectively) of the musical Falsettos, which premiered on Broadway in 1992.

  • Casting: 4M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Roles for Children
  • Chorus Size: No Chrous

    TRINA - his ex-wife
    JASON - his son
    WHIZZER - his lover
    MENDEL - his psychiatrist
    DR. CHARLOTTE - one of the "lesbians from next door" and a friend of Marvin's
    CORDELIA - Charlotte's lover, Marvin's friend, and a baker