The Unsinkable Molly Brown: Musical Info


The Unsinkable Molly Brown tells the story of Molly, a headstrong and spirited young woman living in Hannibal, Missouri in the early 1900s. We follow Molly’s journey to a mining town in Colorado, where she becomes a vivacious saloon singer. Despite her initial resistance, Molly falls in love with Johnny Brown, who believes she is the woman he’s destined to marry. Their relationship faces challenges as Molly seeks social acceptance, eventually leading them to the glamorous world of Denver’s elite. However, her journey takes a turn when she decides to sail home on the RMS Titanic.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1900s, 1910s / France (Paris), Monte Carlo, USA (Colorado, Missouri), At Sea

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Meredith Willson

Book: Richard Morris

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1960)➝

Off-Broadway Cast (2022)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1960s, Country, Female Lead, Royalty, Travel, Western

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