Bells Are Ringing: Musical Info & Synopsis


Bells Are Ringing tells the story of Ella Peterson, an answering service operator who gets involved in the lives of her clients. Along the way, she falls for a struggling playwright. 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, Rom-Com

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