Onward Victoria


the story

Its subject is Victoria Woodhull, the 19th-century woman who with her sister were the first women to operate a brokerage firm, at which they became millionaires; and started a newspaper. Woodhull was a proponent for free love and activist for equality of the sexes. Its cast of characters includes Cornelius Vanderbilt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, restaurateur Charlie Delmonico, and Henry Ward Beecher, with whom Woodhull is linked in a fictional romance that leads to the minister being tried for alienation of affections.

The Team

Music: Michael Gibson

Lyrics: Charlotte Anker, Irene Rosenberg

Book: Charlotte Anker, Irene Rosenberg

Director: Julianne Boyd

Starring: Jill Eikenberry, Beth Austin


1981 Drama Desk Award

  • Outstanding Costume Design (Theoni V. Aldredge) (Nominated)