Lady in the Dark: Musical Info & Synopsis


Lady in the Dark delves into the complex psyche of Liza Elliott, editor of a prestigious fashion magazine. Faced with personal and professional challenges, Liza seeks the help of a psychiatrist, Dr. Brooks, to unravel her dreams and find clarity in her life. As Liza confronts her innermost fears and desires, Lady in the Dark explores themes of self-discovery, ambition, and the complexities of balancing career and personal fulfillment.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1941)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Romantic Drama

Setting: 1940s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Kurt Weill

Lyrics: Ira Gershwin

Book: Moss Hart

Cast Albums

Studio Cast (1963)➝

Original London Cast (1997)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1940s, Classical, Golden Age, Operetta, Original, Rom-Dram

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