Lovers tells the story of couples who frequent the same chic cafe in New York city, examining various aspects of love.
The characters include: Holly, a scatterbrained, naive young woman and Eddy, a selfish, immature young artist, whose relationship comes under threat when Eddy has to choose between his painting and providing for their child when Holly becomes pregnant;
Daniel, a middle-aged gay man finally finding the courage to "come out" when he falls in love with Chris, a sensitive and caring 21 year old, who later dies tragically; Daniel's wife, Nicole, has to try to come to terms with the situation and fails to either comprehend or accept the truth;
Mark, a philandering husband whose wife, Liz, gives a new dimension to the phrase "love is blind"; Mark embarks on an affair with his secretary, Jennifer - an attractive and articulate but emotionally scarred battered wife, who is shackled to a marriage to Adam and desperately searching for a chance to change her life but lacking the self-confidence to try; unfortunately, Jennifer soon discovers that Mark is incapable of remaining faithful even to her - but at least now she is not afraid to risk falling in love.
During the course of the play some of the central characters emerge from the experience with a new found strength that helps them to change the direction of their lives.
The various strands of the story are held together by the character of the Maitre D' of the cafe, who acts as both an observer and a narrator.
|A Basement Apartment in Greenwich Village||Holly, Eddy|
|Lovers*||Liz, Nicole, Daniel, Mark, Jennifer, Adam|
|Holding It In||Daniel|
|The Telephone Song||Mark, Liz, Jennifer, Adam|
|Look At Us*||Daniel, Chris|
|Look At Them||Nicole|
|Don't Be Afraid To Fall In Love*||Mark, Jennifer|
|Trouble Is I Love Him*||Holly|
Don't Have Time For A Love Song /
Act I Finale*
Holly, Eddy, Mark, Jennifer, Daniel, Chris
|An Empty Place||Daniel|
|The Right Words#||Eddy|
|Lovers (reprise)||Mark, Jennifer|
|An Empty Place (reprise)||Daniel|
|A Basement Apartment in Greenwich Village (reprise)||Holly, Eddy|
|A Certain Kind of Love#||Liz, Jennifer|
|In Daniel's Eyes#||Nicole, Daniel|
|Our Turn||Waiter, Waitress, Maitre D'|
|Finale||Maitre D', Waiter, Waitress, Customers|