Simply Heavenly: Musical Info & Synopsis


Simply Heavenly is set in 1950s Harlem, following the story of Jess Simple, a married man who hopes to leave his marriage for his true love, Joyce. Along the way, he faces various challenges and encounters a wide range of characters in his vibrant community. Through soulful music and heartfelt moments, the musical captures the spirit and struggles of everyday life in Harlem.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1957)

Cast Size: 12+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1950s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: David Martin

Lyrics/Book: Langston Hughes

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1957)➝


Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1950s, Based on a Book, Black Artists, Golden Age, Jazz, Obscure, Soul

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