The Body Beautiful: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Body Beautiful tells the story of Dave, a fight manager who is desperately searching for a new contender. His luck seems to change when he discovers Bob, a recent Ivy League graduate with boxing potential. However, Dave’s secretary quickly becomes smitten with Bob, complicating matters. Set against the backdrop of the boxing world, The Body Beautiful explores themes of ambition, love, and the pursuit of success.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1958)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Setting: 1950s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Jerry Bock

Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick

Book: Joseph Stein, Will Glickman

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1958)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1950s, Golden Age, Large Cast, ObscureOriginalRom-ComSports, Summer

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