Street Scene: Musical Info & Synopsis


Street Scene is set in a New York City tenement building during the early 20th century, providing a slice-of-life snapshot of its residents. Blending elements of musical theatre and opera, the show unfolds on a scorching summer evening. Street Scene explores themes of love, infidelity, racism, and societal challenges, all against the backdrop of bustling city life.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Opera (1947)

Cast Size: 30+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1940s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Kurt Weill

Lyrics: Langston Hughes

Book: Elmer Rice

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1947)➝

Original London Cast (1989)➝


Licensing: Kurt Weill Foundation➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1940s, Child RolesDramatic, Golden Age, Large Cast, Summer

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