Kean: Musical Info & Synopsis


Kean follows the life of Edmund Kean, a Shakespearean actor renowned for his talent and tumultuous personal life. Set in 19th-century London, the plot delves into Kean’s rise to fame, his passionate love affairs, and his struggles with scandal. As Kean grapples with the demands of his life, he finds himself entangled in a web of intrigue and betrayal. Through Kean’s journey, the musical explores themes of ambition, love, and the price of success in the theatre world.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1961)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Romantic Drama

Setting: 1800s / England (London)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Robert Wright, George Forrest

Book: Peter Stone

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1961)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


1960s, Classical, MetatheatreObscure, One Word, OperettaRom-DramTrue Story

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