Two Gentlemen of Verona


Based on William Shakespeare’s comedy of the same name, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA tells the story of lifelong friends Proteus and Valentine, who leave their rural hometown to experience life in urban Milan. Valentine falls in love with Sylvia, whose father has betrothed her against her will to the wealthy but undesirable Thurio, and plots to win her hand. Disregarding his loyalty to Valentine and his hometown sweetheart, Julia, Proteus also sets his sights on Sylvia. He plans to expose his friend’s intentions to her father, have Valentine banished from Milan, and claim her for himself.

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  • Book by John Guare and Mel Shapiro
    Lyrics by John Guare
    Music by Galt MacDermot
    Based on the Shakespeare comedy of the same name.

  • 1        Piano Conductor’s Score
    1        Prompt Book
    1        Dialogue Parts
    35      Chorus-Vocal Parts

  • TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA opened on Broadway at the St. James Theatre, December 1, 1971 and played for 614 performances starring Raul Julia, Clifton Davis, Jonelle Allen and Diana Davila.

    AWARDS (1972)

    2 Tony Awards for Book and Musical
    7 Drama Desk Awards for Book, Choreography, Lyrics, Music, Costume Design, Director and Outstanding Performance.

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