Bells Are Ringing: Musical Info & Synopsis


Bells Are Ringing tells the story of Ella Peterson, an answering service operator who ends up getting involved in the lives of her clients. Along the way, she falls for a struggling playwright, leading to unexpected comedic moments and heartfelt revelations. Bells Are Ringing explores themes of love, connection, and the impact one person can have on the lives of others.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1956)

Cast Size: 30+

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Setting: 1950s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Jule Styne

Lyrics/Book: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1956)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1950s, Golden Age, Large Cast, Original, Rom-Com

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