Dearest Enemy: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Dearest Enemy recounts the true story of Mary Murray, who cleverly delays British General Howe and his soldiers through hospitality, serving them cake, wine, and engaging conversation. Amidst all this, romantic complications arise between Mary’s daughter Jane and British officer Harry, as well as her niece Betsy and British Captain Sir John Copeland. Against the backdrop of the American Revolutionary War, Dearest Enemy delves into themes of love, loyalty, and patriotism.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1925)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Romantic Dramedy

Setting: 1700s / USA (NYC)


Creative Team

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Lorenz Hart

Book: Herbert Fields


Cast Albums

Studio Cast (2013)➝


Tags

1920s, Historical, Classical, OperettaPolitical, Rom-DramedyTrue Story, War


Similar Musicals

If you’re looking to discover new shows, here are some musicals like Dearest Enemy.

Knickerbocker Holiday


Return to the complete A-Z musicals list »


 

Skip to content