The Human Comedy

Musical Book and Lyrics by William Dumaresq
Original Novel by William Saroyan
Music by Galt MacDermot

“A rhapsodic, Whitmanesque vision of this country. In THE HUMAN COMEDY you can go home again – at least for a while – and rediscover what a happy place it was meant to be.”
Frank Rich, The New York Times

"THE HUMAN COMEDY WITH its soaring score and warm spirit gladdens the heart."
William A. Raidy, Newhouse Newspapers

“A score of infinite variety, beautifully acted and beautifully sung. THE HUMAN COMEDY is delectable.”
Judith Crist, WOR TV


“Galt MacDermot and William Dumaresq have made William Saroyan sing! A spirited, emotionally affecting musical, joyous celebration of small town America.”
Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

“Audiences love this show. Galt MacDermot’s best work since HAIR.”
Alan Wallach, Newsday

“This HUMAN COMEDY is funny, touching and charming, and much, much more. A stirring flight of musical fancy. THE HUMAN COMEDY soars. Long may the Royale Theatre be home sweet home.”
Dennis Cunningham, WCBS TV


“MacDermot’s score is extraordinary. Wilford Leach’s cast is the strongest group of singers heard on Broadway in a long time.”
Jack Kroll, Newsweek

“You'll have a fine time. Bring Kleenex!”
Michael Feingold, The Village Voice