The Boy Friend: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Boy Friend tells the story of Polly, a wealthy heiress, who disguises her true identity to experience life as an ordinary girl. As romance blossoms between Polly and a messenger boy named Tony, the musical unfolds with misunderstandings, humor, and an exploration of young love. The Boy Friend is a spoof of 1920s musical styles, offering a playful commentary on the conventions of its theatrical predecessors.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Comedy / Spoof

Setting: 1920s / France

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics/Book: Sandy Wilson

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1954)➝

Original London Cast (1954)➝

Broadway Cast (1970)➝

London Cast (1984)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝


1950s, British, Comedic, Golden Age, Original, SchoolSolo Composer, Spoof, Tap Dance

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