Woman of the Year: Musical Info & Synopsis


Woman of the Year tells the story of Tess Harding, a successful anchorwoman who is chosen as “Woman of the Year”. After her remarks about comic strips, Tess butts heads with Sam Craig, a famous cartoonist. As the two professionals’ tension develops into a romance, we observe the ups and downs of Tess and Sam’s relationship as they discover what truly matters in life.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1981)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Setting: 1960s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Book: Peter Stone

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1981)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1980s, Based on a Movie, Female Lead, Rom-Com

Similar Musicals

If you’re looking to discover new shows, here are some musicals like Woman of the Year.



My Favorite Year

Return to the complete A-Z musicals list »