Book by William Finn & James Lapine,
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed off-Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos won 1992 Tony Awards for best book and musical score. It is the tale of Marvin who struggles to create a ‘tight knit family’ out of his eclectic array of core relationships after he leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son's bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread and is forced to reckon with his own views on love, responsibility, and what it means to be a man. Intimate family drama or neurotic urban comedy, keenly observed meditation on the new American Family.