Now available for licensing with the
Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization

ELEANOR has been a regional theatre favorite since its first production at Seattle’s Village Theatre in 1987. The 1999 Ford’s Theatre (Washington, DC) Original Cast Recording has been praised from San Francisco to Pittsburgh to Great Britain (see Cast Album).

Now ELEANOR – An American Love Story can be licensed by theaters worldwide through the famed Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, which represents some of the most beloved musicals ever written. Joining the ranks of classics like Showboat, The Sound of Music, Cats, Big River and Annie Get Your Gun, all represented by Rodgers & Hammerstein, ELEANOR is proud to be among this illustrious group of timeless shows. For booking information, see Performance Rights. (ELEANOR available September, 2004.)

Welcome to the website for the musical
Eleanor – An American Love Story

Based on the early lives of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, the play has been a hit at Virginia’s historic Barter Theatre, the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Chicago’s Marriott Lincolnshire, LA’s Musical Theatre West and many others throughout the U.S. (see Production History and Press Reviews)

ELEANOR tells the story of Eleanor’s journey from a shy, young aristocrat to her emergence as a powerful catalyst for social change. It tells of the passionate courtship and bittersweet marriage to Franklin, and ultimately, of the surprising partnership that so dramatically changed the face of 20th Century America as well as the entire world.

The Original Cast Album is available featuring the award-winning Ford’s Theatre cast (Washington, DC) – including Broadway performers Anne Kanengeiser (Ragtime), Anthony Cummings (Waiting in the Wings), Rita Gardner (The Fantasticks) and Steve Routman (Victor/Victoria). The CD is also available at bulk discounted rates for theater lobby sales if your group is planning a production (CD Ordering Info).

Enjoy exploring the ELEANOR website!

A shy, insecure young aristocrat emerges as a compelling champion of the downtrodden. The tumultuous story of Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt, set in a bittersweet world of romance, infidelity and politics.