Greenwillow: Musical Info & Synopsis


Greenwillow tells the story of Gideon Briggs, a young man who is destined to marry Dorrie, a woman from his village. However, being cursed with “Wanderlust”, Gideon is moved to travel whenever he hears “the call”. Despite their deep connection, Dorrie, weary of Gideon’s absence, contemplates a life without him and ends up wishing him out of her heart. As their paths diverge, Gideon struggles with Dorrie’s determination to find fulfillment without him.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: Fictional

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Frank Loesser

Book: Lesser Samuels

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1960)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


1960s, Based on a Book, Child Roles, Fantasy, Magic, One-Word

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