1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Musical Info & Synopsis


1600 Pennsylvania Avenue explores the history of the White House using a play-within-a-play structure. The story spans multiple decades, focusing on relationships and events that shaped the nation. The musical intertwines politics with personal stories, shedding light on issues of race and equality. Although 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue was a legendary Broadway flop, it provides an engaging look at America’s presidential history and the stories behind its famous residence.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1976)

Cast Size: 35+

Genre: Historical

Setting: USA (Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C.)

Creative Team

Music: Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics/Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Cast Albums

A White House Cantata: Studio Cast (2000)➝


1970s, America, Metamusical, Political, True Stories

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