Ben Franklin in Paris: Musical Info & Synopsis


Ben Franklin in Paris is a historical musical that takes audiences on a journey through the life of Benjamin Franklin during a pivotal period in 1776. As Franklin takes a diplomatic mission to Paris during the American Revolution, he navigates the intricate world of European politics and culture, leaving an impact on those he encounters along the way. Ben Franklin in Paris offers a glimpse into a critical chapter of history, celebrating the resilience of one of America’s founding fathers.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Semi-Biography

Setting: 1700s / France (Paris), USA (New Jersey)

Creative Team

Music: Mark Sandrich, Jr.

Lyrics/Book: Sidney Michaels

Additional Songs: Jerry Herman

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1964)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1960s, BiographicalChild Role, History, Political

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