Plays Directory : The Boyfriend

Welcome to The Mandy Network Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Sandy Wilson
  • Written
  • Setting
    French Riviera, 1920s
  • Overview
    The musical was written at a time when the United Kingdom was still recovering from the devastating effects of World War II and is set in the carefree world of the French Riviera in the Roaring 1920s, a similar period of peace and gradual recovery after the rigours of World War I. Its original 1954 production ran for 2,078 performances in London, making it briefly the third-longest running musical in West End or Broadway history (after Chu Chin Chow and Oklahoma!, until it was demoted a rank by Salad Days. It marked Julie Andrews' American debut.

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