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Lysistrata Jones

Lysistrata Jones

by Lewis Flinn and Douglas Carter Beane

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Lysistrata Jones

Lysistrata Jones

A modern retelling of Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata.


The Athens University basketball team hasn't won a game in 30 years, but when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones dares the squad's fed-up girlfriends to stop "giving it up" until their boyfriends win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end. Lyssie J. and her girl-power posse give this Greek classic comedy a sexy, modern twist and take student activism to a whole new level.

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Composer and Lyricist
Lewis Flinn


Douglas Carter Beane

  • Premiere

Broadway Premiere

Walter Kerr
Opening Night
Dec 14, 2011
Total Performances
Original Cast
Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Liz Mikel, Patti Murin, Josh Segarra, Jason Tam, Alexander Aguilar, Ato Blankson-Wood, Katie Boren, Kat Nejat, LaQuet Sharnell, Teddy Toye, Alex Wyse
Dan Knechtges
Dan Knechtges
Paula Herold, Alan Wasser, Joseph Smith, Michael McCabe, John Breglio, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand, Hilary A. Williams, Broadway Across America and James G. Robinson
Musical Director
Brad Simmons
Scenic Design
Allen Moyer
Costume Design
David C. Woolard and Thomas Charles LeGalley
Lighting Design
Michael Gottlieb
Sound Design
Tony Meola


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2012 Tony Award Nominations

Best Book of a Musical

2012 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Book of a Musical

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