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Rose — The Musical Life of Rose O’Neill – “The Kewpie Lady”

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in Premiere Musicals

THE KEWPIE LADY Book by Max Golightly & Neil K. Newell Lyrics by Max Golightly, Neil Newell and C. Michael Perry Music by Neil Newell and C. Michael Perry (For production by Professional Groups, College/University Groups, Community Groups) A challenging musical that dramatizes the life of Rose O’Neill, one of America’s most glamorous and eccentric artists and the creator of, among other things, the Kewpie Doll. Her strong family support in the midst of almost overwhelming odds is a testament to the worth and viability of the family unit. Through divorce, death and financial disaster Rose and the O’Neill family weathered the storms of life — together. It wasn’t all bad. There was joy and harmony as well as the despair, among their tribulations. Though enormously wealthy during most of their lives, the O’Neills started with nothing but each...

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