A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Musical Info & Synopsis


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a coming-of-age story of young Francie Nolan and her family in early 20th-century Brooklyn. Audiences are transported into Francie’s world, where they witness her struggles, triumphs, and the bonds that hold her family together. With themes of resilience, love, and the pursuit of dreams, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a celebration of the beauty that can emerge even in the most challenging circumstances.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1951)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1900s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Arthur Schwartz

Lyrics: Dorothy Fields

Book: George Abbott, Betty Smith

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1951)➝


Sheet Music: Sheet Music Now➝


1950s, Based on a Book, Child Roles, Golden Age, Halloween, Weddings

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