Coco: Musical Info & Synopsis


Coco is a biographical musical that follows designer Coco Chanel in the 1950s. After a fifteen-year hiatus, Chanel reenters the scene, determined to revive her Paris salon. However, her initial collection faces harsh criticism, pushing her toward financial disaster. Amidst the chaos, Chanel experiences romantic affairs and a change of luck as department stores take notice of her designs. Coco touches on themes of resilience, romance, and fashion, capturing a pivotal moment in the designer’s career.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1969)

Cast Size: 7+

Genre: Biography

Setting: 1950s / France

Creative Team

Music: André Previn

Lyrics/Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1970)➝


1960s, Biography, One-Word, True Story

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