Golden Girls: The Musical
Music Lin-Manuel Miranda

Ifan Barber

Lyrics Lin-Manuel Miranda

Susan Harris

Ifan Barber

Book Susan Harris

Ifan Barber

Basis The Golden Girls (1985)

The Golden Girls (2018)

Productions Broadway (2019)

US Tour (2020)

West End (2021)

Awards Tony Award for Best Musical

Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical

Tony Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical

Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack

Golden Girls: The Musical is an American stage musical based on the 1985 comedy series The Golden Girls and its subsequent film adaptation of the same name. With music and lyrics by Ifan Barber and Lin-Manuel Miranda and story by original story creator Susan Harris and Ifan Barber, the songs draw inspiration from the setting's era of the late 1980s, as well as musical pieces from the original series.


In 1980s Miami, fun-loving middle aged friends Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nylund and Blanche Devereaux live together in Blanche's home. A series of events including a fire, a proposal and a family reunion lead to an intense few weeks and it proves that 50 is the new 30.


Original Broadway Cast

Sarah Paulson as Dorothy Zbornak, a 50-something divorcée substitute teacher.

Audra McDonald as Rose Nylund, a ditsy farmer's daughter from Minnesota.

Jane Krakowski as Blanche Devereaux, a flirtatious southern belle from Georgia.

Kristin Chenoweth as Sophia Petrillo, Dorothy's sassy and loud-mouthed Italian mother with no brain-to-mouth filter.

Meryl Streep as Great Aunt Patricia, Blanche's superstitious oldest relative.

Lin-Manuel Miranda as Dr Harold Weston, the girls' neighbour and physician, he has a clear crush on Rose.

Emma Roberts as Barbara Weston, Harold's niece and a police officer.

Alec Baldwin as Lucas Devereaux, Blanche's cousin.

Jessica Chastain as Becky Devereaux, Blanche's daughter.

Cecily Strong as Lucy Warren, Blanche's niece.

Denis O'Hare as Stan Zbornak, Dorothy's ex-husband.

Matthew Broderick as Marvin, Blanche's mysterious fiancé.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong, Sarah Paulson and Meryl Streep did not reprise their roles for the US tour.

Musical Numbers

Act One

"Thank You for Being a Friend" - Dorothy/Rose/Blanche

"Cheesecake" - Dorothy/Rose

"Wedding Bells" - Blanche

"Diagnosis: Love" - Harold/Rose/Dorothy/Blanche/Barbara

"Burning to Retire" - Sophia

"Family Matters" - Lucas/Becky/Lucy/Patricia

"My Heart Belongs to You (And No One Else) - Marvin/Blanche/Stan/Dorothy/Rose/Harold

"The Mall" - Sophia/Becky/Lucy

"Sophia's Sauce" - Sophia

"The Date" - Lucas/Dorothy/Sophia/Stan/Harry/Rose

"Thank You for Being a Friend (Reprise)" - Ensemble

"Stay Golden" - Dorothy/Rose/Blanche/Sophia

Act Two

"Stay Golden (Reprise)" - Cast

"The Men of Blanche's Boudoir" - Blanche/Female Ensemble

"The Truth (It Hurts)" - Rose/Patricia/Barbara/Blanche

"The Wedding Day is Here" - Ensemble

"The Truth (It Hurts) (Reprise)" - Rose/Barbara/Patricia/Marvin/Blanche

"The Show Must Go On" - Lucas/Dorothy/Blanche/Harry/Rose

"About Time (Wedding Song)" - Sophia/Dorothy/Lucas

"Thank You for Being a Friend (Reprise)" - Ensemble

"Miami (You've Got Style)" - Dorothy/Rose/Blanche/Sophia with Ensemble

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