Playwright: Nan Knighton
Characters: Tony Manero, Stephanie, Bobby C., Flo, Frank Manero, MORE
Composers: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Lyricists: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb
Based on Nik Cohn’s 1975 New York Magazine article “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night” and Norman Wexler’s 1977 screenplay it inspired, Saturday Night Fever focuses on Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. There he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, and can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in a paint store and his gang of deadbeat friends. Featuring the music of the BeeGees.