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13 (2008-05-Norma Terris Theatre-Chester-Connecticut)Type de série: Pre-Broasway Try Out
Théâtre: Norma Terris Theatre in Chester (Chester - Etats-Unis) Durée : 1 mois Nombre : Première Preview : InconnuPremière : Friday 09 May 2008Dernière : Sunday 08 June 2008Mise en scène : Jeremy Sams • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur :
13 (2008-10-Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 3 mois Nombre : 22 previews - 105 représentationsPremière Preview : Tuesday 16 September 2008Première : Sunday 05 October 2008Dernière : Sunday 04 January 2009Mise en scène : Jeremy Sams • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Presse : "I can’t imagine that anyone who isn’t in early adolescence would be crazy about “13,” the shiny and brash new musical about growing up geeky." (Ben Brantley-New York Times)
"Thirteen is notorious for being a jinxed number, and anyone heading to "13" hoping to find a story they haven't seen at least a hundred times before is out of luck." & "The pubescent crowd may find this new musical fascinating — but Mom and Dad will be left thinking about 13 better ways they could have spent their ticket dollars." (Joe Dziemianowicz-New York Daily News)
"Disarmingly charming new musical." & "The perfect show for those too old for Disney, too young for "Spring Awakening." (Barbara Hoffman-New York Post)
"Driven fast by catchy, dynamic rhythms and colorful orchestrations, Brown's 16-song score is light, fresh and always tuneful in nature. Smart lyrics and a wide sampling of song styles ... keep the musical energy level zooming as the intermission-free show speeds along." & "Expect nothing fancy from "13" -- just a sincerely good time." (Michael Sommers-Star-Ledger)
"..as ailing as our economy.." & "Some of the 13 performers are actually 13; other may be old enough to know better. But 13 or not, they come across almost as juvenile as the perpetrators of this infantile concoction." (John Simon-Bloomberg)
"13 is, if hardly awesome (not even in the lesser sense of the word), an innocuous and sometimes touching diversion." (Elysa Gardner-USA Today)
"A smart, fun look at the joys and agonies of growing up." & "Sweet little gem of a show." & "Director Jeremy Sams and choreographer Christopher Gattelli have assembled an energetic and versatile ensemble of youngsters and shown them off to sparkling advantage. .....and they're not syrupy sweet or overly brash in the way too many professional child actors can be." (David Sheward-Back Stage)
"The story, directed without distinction by Jeremy Sams, sort of stops rather than builds to a conclusion....The book, by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, is so chopped-up, careless and obvious it almost seems no more than a bridge between Jason Robert Brown's songs." & "They (the cast) come across not as typical youngsters, but as professional performers who happen to be teenagers. (Robert Feldberg-The Record)
"Musically robust but surprisingly thin in the story department" & "If the story meanders, the music does not...a lively, highly listenable score." & "It's in the music where "13" often springs to life. His (Brown's) melodies are tuneful and his lyrics quirky enough to surprise you." (Michael Kuchwara-Associated Press)
"There's not much in this sweet all-adolescent tuner to engage anyone past puberty." & "If the story had been told with more wit, complexity or universal insight, there might have been something here for the rest of us." & "Brown's melodic songs are well crafted and do the job of bumping the thin story along ... But the composer's work tends to bounce around in tone and rhythm, making it difficult to sing for performers whose voices are still developing." (David Rooney-Variety)
Altar Boyz (2004-09-47th Street Theatre-Off Broadway)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: 47th Street Theatre (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis) Durée : 1 semaine Nombre : 0 previews - 6 représentationsPremière Preview : Thursday 16 September 2004Première : Thursday 16 September 2004Dernière : Saturday 25 September 2004Mise en scène : Stafford Arima • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Commentaires longs: Présenté dans le cadre du New York Musical Theatre Festival de septembre 2004.
Altar Boyz (20052-03-New World Stages-Off Broadway)Type de série: Original Off-Broadway
Théâtre: New World Stages Stage IV (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 4 ans 10 mois 2 semaines Nombre : 2032 représentationsPremière Preview : Tuesday 15 February 2005Première : Tuesday 01 March 2005Dernière : Sunday 10 January 2010Mise en scène : Stafford Arima • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Avec : Matthew - Scott Porter / Mark - Tyler Maynard / Luke - Andy Karl / Juan - Ryan Duncan / Abraham - David Josefsberg / Voice of G.O.D. - Shadoe StevensCommentaires longs: From October 11 - 18, 2005, the full price of tickets purchased through Broadway.com (using the code KATRINA) was donated to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Also, during that period, the cast performed a new song (”Leading the Way”) after each performance.
Award Nominations: 2005 Lucille Lortel Nomination (1. Outstanding Musical - 2. Outstanding Featured Actor, Tyler Maynard - 3. Outstanding Sound Designer, Simon Matthews)
Awards Won: 2005 Lucille Lortel Award (Outstanding Choreographer, Christopher Gattelli ) -2005 Outer Critics Circle Award (Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical )
2005 Theatre World Award
Bat Boy (2001-03-Union Square Theatre-Off Broadway)Type de série: Original Off-Broadway
Théâtre: Union Square Theatre (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis) Durée : 8 mois 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : InconnuPremière : Wednesday 21 March 2001Dernière : Sunday 02 December 2001Mise en scène : Scott Schwartz • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Commentaires longs: Nominations à des Award: 2001 Lucille Lortel Nominations (1. Outstanding Actor, Deven May / 2. Outstanding Costume Design, Fabio Toblini) - Awards gagnés: 2001 Lucille Lortel Awards (1. Outstanding Musical / 2. Outstanding Choreography, Christopher Gattelli) - 2000-2001 Outer Critics Circle Award (Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical) - 2001 Theatre World Award (Deven May)
Cher Show (The) (2018-12-Neil Simon Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Neil Simon Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : Se joue actuellementNombre : 26 previews - Première Preview : Thursday 01 November 2018Première : Monday 03 December 2018Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au Thu 01 January 1970Mise en scène : Jason Moore • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Avec : Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond (as Cher at various stages of her life), alongside Jarrod Spector (as Sonny Bono), Michael Berresse (as Bob Mackie), Michael Campayno (as Rob Camilletti), Matthew Hydzik (as Gregg Allman), and Emily Skinner (as Georgia Holt)
Chess (2003-09-New Amsterdam Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Concert
Théâtre: New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : Nombre : Première Preview : Monday 22 September 2003Première : Monday 22 September 2003Dernière : Monday 22 September 2003Mise en scène : Peter Flynn • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Avec : Anatoly … Josh Groban
Florence … Julia Murney
Freddie … Adam Pascal
Waiter … Jonathan Dokuchitz
Arbiter … Raúl Esparza
Svetlana … Sutton Foster
Molokov … Norm Lewis
Godspell (2011-11-Circle in the Square Theatre-Broadway Theatre)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Circle in the Square Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 7 mois 2 semaines Nombre : 30 previews - 264 représentationsPremière Preview : Thursday 13 October 2011Première : Monday 07 November 2011Dernière : Sunday 24 June 2012Mise en scène : Daniel Goldstein • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Avec : Jesus ... Hunter Parrish / John, Judas ... Wallace Smith
Uzo Aduba / Nick Blaemire / Celisse Henderson / Morgan James / Telly Leung / Lindsay Mendez / Anna Maria Perez de TagleCommentaires : Originally planned for 2007, but was postponed when the financial backing fell through.
Hair (2004-09-New Amsterdam Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : Nombre : 1 représentationsPremière Preview : Monday 20 September 2004Première : Monday 20 September 2004Dernière : Monday 20 September 2004Mise en scène : Christopher Gattelli • Chorégraphie : Devanand Janki • Producteur : Commentaires longs: Benefit concert
My Fair Lady (2018-04-Vivian Beaumont Theatre-New York)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New-York - Etats-Unis) Durée : Se joue actuellementNombre : 39 previews - Première Preview : Thursday 15 March 2018Première : Thursday 19 April 2018Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au Thu 01 January 1970Mise en scène : Bartlett Sher • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Avec : Laura Benanti (as Eliza Doolittle until Feb 17), Harry Hadden-Paton (as Henry Higgins), Norbert Leo Butz (as Alfred P. Doolittle until Jan 6), Danny Burstein (as Alfred P. Doolittle from Jan 8 to Apr 28), Rosemary Harris (as Mrs. Higgins), Allan Corduner (as Colonel Pickering), Jordan Donica (as Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Linda Mugleston (as Mrs. Pearce), and Clarke Thorell (as Zoltan Karpathy)Commentaires : The original cast included two-time Emmy Award-nominated "Six Feet Under" star Lauren Ambrose, taking on the lead role of Eliza Doolittle, with "Downton Abbey" and "The Crown" actor Harry Hadden-Paton making his NY stage debut as Henry Higgins, whilst two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and "Game of Thrones" favorite Diana Rigg have been cast as Alfred P. Doolittle and Mrs. Higgins, respectively.
Marking the first Broadway revival in 25 years, the brand new production is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and is another shining example of Sher doing what Sher does best. Following his tremendous successes with South Pacific and The King and I, he has created yet another lavish and nostalgic representation of a timeless classic. With grand sets and elaborate costumes most directors would die for and rousing musical numbers galore, the audience is spoilt by an embarrassment of riches. Sher's interpretation of the ending of the piece may also surprise some attendees, but is actually more in line with the musical's original source material - George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. Kudos to Lincoln Center Theater for once again proving itself as the frontrunner in staging Broadway musical revivals.Presse : "The plush and thrilling Lincoln Center Theater revival or Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady reveals Eliza Doolittle as a hero instead of a puppet — and reveals the musical, despite its provenance and male authorship, as an ur-text of the #MeToo moment. Indeed, that moment has made My Fair Lady, which had its Broadway premiere in 1956, better than it ever was." Jesse Green for New York Times
"Broadway’s My Fair Lady takes you to showtune heaven in a new production that’s both opulent and daring." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News
"We’ve grown accustomed to the grace of Bartlett Sher’s revivals of American stage classics, but that doesn’t mean we should take them for granted. Working in blessed harmony with his trusty creative team—including set designer Michael Yeargan and costumer Catherine Zuber—Sher is not an iconoclast or radical re-sculptor; instead, he acts as a restorer, leaving the shows on their pedestals but stripping off years of obscuration to reveal layers the works have possessed all along. So it is with the splendid new Lincoln Center Theater revival of My Fair Lady." Adam Feldman for Time Out New York
"There's a breathtaking visual in Lincoln Center Theater's new My Fair Lady when Lauren Ambrose emerges as Eliza Doolittle, transformed from common-as-muck flower girl into regal stunner, done up to attend the posh Embassy Ball... Comparable delights intoxicate the eyes and ears throughout this sumptuous staging from Bartlett Sher, a director who has proved to be among the very best at chiseling surprising nuance out of vintage musicals." David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter
"If you’ve got it, flaunt it. The splendid Beaumont stage at Lincoln Center was made for great classic musicals like Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady, and helmer Bartlett Sher was born to stage them. This jubilant revival is meticulously mounted and entirely welcome – despite the eccentric casting choice of Lauren Ambrose as Eliza Doolittle." Marilyn Stasio for Variety
Silence! (2005-08-Lucille Lortel Theatre-Off Broadway)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Lucille Lortel Theatre (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis) Durée : 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Friday 12 August 2005Première : Friday 12 August 2005Dernière : Sunday 28 August 2005Mise en scène : Christopher Gattelli • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Hannibal ... Paul Kandel / Clarice Starling ... Jenn Harris / Catherine Martin ... Lisa Howard / Buffalo Bill ... Stephen Bienskie / Ardelia Mapp ... Deidre Goodwin / Jack Crawford ... Howard Kaye / Dr. Chilton ... Harry Bouvy / Sgt. Pembry ... Jeff HillerCommentaires : Part of the New York International Fringe Festival
Silence! (2010-01-Above the Stag Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Above the Stag (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : Thursday 21 January 2010Première : Thursday 21 January 2010Dernière : Sunday 28 February 2010Mise en scène : Christopher Gattelli • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Miles Western (Hannibal Lecter), Tory Ross (Clarice), Fabian Hartwell (Buffalo Bill), Leon Kay (Chilton), Catherine Millsom (Catherine & Senator Martin). Shakella Dedi (Ardelia), Colin Duncan (Crawford), Phil Price (Everyman), Phillipa Holliday (Dream Clarice)Commentaires : The first British production was a two week run at the Barons Court Theatre, directed by David Phipps-Davis in October 2009. This production was re-worked by Christopher Gatelli, incorporating new material especially written for London, and presented Above the Stag in January 2010. The critical reaction was not very enthusiastic.
Silence! (2011-07-Theatre 80 St Marks-Off Broadway)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Theatre 80 St Marks (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis) Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Saturday 09 July 2011Première : Saturday 09 July 2011Dernière : Saturday 24 September 2011Mise en scène : Christopher Gattelli • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Avec : Brent Barrett (Dr. Hannibal Lecter), Callan Bergmann (Dream Hannibal), Stephen Bienskie (Jamie "Buffalo Bill" Gumb), Harry Bouvy (Dr. Chilton), Ashlee Dupre (Dream Clarice), Deidre Goodwin (Ardelia Mapp), Jenn Harris (Clarice Starling), Jeff Hiller (Pembry/Miggs/Lamb), Howard Kaye (Jack Crawford), Lucia Spina (Catherine Martin)Commentaires : Award Nominations: 2012 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations
1. Outstanding Choreographer, Christopher Gattelli
2. Outstanding Musical
2012 Off Broadway Alliance Award
1. Best New Musical
2012 Tina Awards
1. Best Actor (Musical), Brent Barrett
2. Best Ensemble (Musical)
3. Best Director, Christopher Gattelli
4. Best Choreographer, Christopher Gattelli
Silence! (2011-11-Performance Space 122-Off Broadway)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Performance Space 122 (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis) Durée : 8 mois Nombre : Première Preview : Tuesday 15 November 2011Première : Tuesday 15 November 2011Dernière : Sunday 15 July 2012Mise en scène : Christopher Gattelli • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Avec : Callan Bergmann (Dream Hannibal), Stephen Bienskie (Buffalo Bill), Pamela Bob (Female Standby), Harry Bouvy (Dr. Chilton), Ashlee Dupre (Dream Clarice), Annie Funke (Catherine Martin), David Garrison (Dr. Hannibal Lecter), Deidre Goodwin (Ardelia Mapp), Jenn Harris (Clarice Starling), Howard Kaye (Jack Crawford), Topher Nuccio (Sgt. Pembry), Lucia Spina (Catherine Martin), Doug Trapp (Male Standby)Commentaires : Transfert de la version du Theatre 80 St Marks.
South Pacific (2008-04-Vivian Beaumont Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New-York - Etats-Unis) Durée : 2 ans 4 mois 3 semaines Nombre : 37 previews - 996 représentationsPremière Preview : Saturday 01 March 2008Première : Thursday 03 April 2008Dernière : Sunday 22 August 2010Mise en scène : Bartlett Sher • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Commentaires longs: Although some critics had mixed reactions to the performances of O'Hara, Szot and Morrison, the production received mostly rave reviews. Ben Brantley wrote in The New York Times: "I know we’re not supposed to expect perfection in this imperfect world, but I'm darned if I can find one serious flaw in this production. (Yes, the second act remains weaker than the first, but Mr. Sher almost makes you forget that.) All of the supporting performances, including those of the ensemble, feel precisely individualized, right down to how they wear Catherine Zuber's carefully researched period costumes." The revival won five Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical Revival and garnered 11 Tony nominations, including best revival, director, choreographer, all four acting categories and all four design categories. It won best revival and six other Tonys. The late Robert Russell Bennett was recognized for "his historic contribution to American musical theatre in the field of orchestrations, as represented on Broadway this season by Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific."
The show is scheduled to close on August 22, 2010, after 37 previews and 1,000 regular performances. Laura Osnes has replaced O'Hara as Nellie, and Szot alternates with David Pittsinger as Emile. The production will be taped for broadcast on the PBS televison show Live from Lincoln Center. O'Hara will return to the show on August 10 through the closing performance.
SpongeBob SquarePants (2017-12-Palace Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Palace Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 9 mois 2 semaines Nombre : 29 previews - 327 représentationsPremière Preview : Monday 06 November 2017Première : Monday 04 December 2017Dernière : Sunday 16 September 2018Mise en scène : Tina Landau • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Avec : Ethan Slater (as SpongeBob SquarePants), Gavin Lee (as Squidward), Danny Skinner (as Patrick), Christina Sajous (as Sandy Cheeks), Brian Ray Norris (as Eugene Krabs), and Wesley Taylor (as Sheldon Plankton)Commentaires : After successfully staging the new musical's world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in the summer of 2016, it was a case of full speed ahead to Broadway, as the Palace Theatre in the heart of Times Square gets an underwater Bikini Bottom makeover.
Ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a living cartoon? Landau's zany, brightly-coloured production makes no apologies for immersing the audience in an eccentrically cartoonish world. The auditorium itself is decorated to convey an underwater wonderland and one of the busiest crew members is the percussionist downstage right, who is also responsibile for every sound effect from the squelching of Squidward's tentacles to the booming of Pearl Krabs (a whale), as those characters cross the stage. Every Crash! Bang! Wallop! is as over-the-top as the cartoon itself, but Landau also creates a world that is uniquely theatrical. From a bloom of jellyfish made from pink umbrellas to an underwater volcano comprised of crates of orange cardboard boxes and orange ladders, imagination has been poured into this production by the bucketload! A special mention for the huge contraptions located on either side of the proscenium that launch "falling boulders" onto the stage - inspired by the "Mouse Trap" board game and a delight for younger audience members to behold.
With so many diverse acts from the music industry contributing to the musical - from Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, and John Legend to Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, and David Bowie - the result is perhaps one of the most eclectic scores on Broadway. Alongside classic show tunes, there are numbers that delve into the genres of Pop ("(Just A) Simple Sponge"), Rock ("Bikini Bottom Boogie"), RnB ("(I Guess I) Miss You") and even Gospel ("Super Sea Star Savior"). And at curtain call, of course, the audience is sent back out onto land with the popular theme song from the animated series. Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?... You know the one!
SpongeBob SquarePants is a great alternative destination for the young and for the young at heart, who don't take themselves or life too seriously. Tina Landau has done a superb job of idiosyncraticly adapting SpongeBob for the stage, whilst maintaining the distinctly irreverent tone of the cartoon.
Sunday in the Park with George (2008-02-Studio 54-Broadway)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Studio 54 (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 4 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : Friday 25 January 2008Première : Thursday 21 February 2008Dernière : Sunday 29 June 2008Mise en scène : Sam Buntrock • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Commentaires longs: Reprise de Sunday in the Park with George (2005-11-Chocolate Factory (Menier)-London)
tick, tick...BOOM! (2001-06-Jane Street Theatre-Off Broadway)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Jane Street Theatre (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis) Durée : 6 mois 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : Wednesday 23 May 2001Première : Wednesday 13 June 2001Dernière : Sunday 06 January 2002Mise en scène : Scott Schwartz • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur :
tick, tick...BOOM! (2005-06-Menier Chocolate Factory-Londres)Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Menier Chocolate Factory (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 3 mois 1 semaine Nombre : Première Preview : Tuesday 31 May 2005Première : Thursday 09 June 2005Dernière : Saturday 17 September 2005Mise en scène : Scott Schwartz • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Avec : Neil Patrick Harris (Jonathan), Cassidy Janson (Susan), Tee Jaye (Michael)Commentaires : Originally work-shopped in 1990 as a one-person dramatic monologue, but never staged, this was an autobiographical piece by Jonathan Larsen, who would later gain overnight fame as the composer of the musical “Rent” and who died, suddenly at the age of 35, on the eve of the first preview of “Rent”. The work-shop production was revised by the playwright David Auburn into a show for three actors, and ran six months off-Broadway, followed by a US tour and several foreign country productions. This was its UK premiere. It had great interest value, but was ultimately not a particularly successful piece of theatre.
War Paint (2016-07-Goodman Theatre-Chicago)Type de série: Pre-Broadway Try Out
Théâtre: Goodman Theatre (Chicago - Etats-Unis) Durée : 1 mois Nombre : Première Preview : Tuesday 28 June 2016Première : Monday 18 July 2016Dernière : Sunday 21 August 2016Mise en scène : Michael Greif • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Avec : Patti LuPone (Helena Rubinstein), Christine Ebersole (Elizabeth Arden), John Dossett (Tommy Lewis), Douglas Sills (Harry Fleming), Mary Ernster, Leslie Donna Flesner, David Girolmo, Joanna Glushak,
Chris Hoch, Mary Claire KingCommentaires : The show was the most successful production in Goodman Theatre history.
Originally set to close on August 7. The run was extended to August 14 due to high ticket sales. It was extended again to August 21.
War Paint (2017-04-Nederlander Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Nederlander Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 7 mois Nombre : 33 previews - 236 représentationsPremière Preview : Tuesday 07 March 2017Première : Thursday 06 April 2017Dernière : Sunday 05 November 2017Mise en scène : Michael Greif • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Avec : Patti LuPone (Helena Rubinstein), Christine Ebersole (Elizabeth Arden), John Dossett (Tommy Lewis), Douglas Sills (Harry Fleming)Commentaires : War Paint arrives on Broadway following an acclaimed Chicago run, where it became the highest grossing show in the Goodman Theatre's history.
A Broadway pairing for the ages, War Paint pits Patti LuPone against Christine Ebersole in this powerful tale of cosmetic giants Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein.Presse : "Ms. LuPone and Ms. Ebersole (notice how tactfully I’m shifting the order in which they’re mentioned) are not coasting on the market value of their star appeal. They’re strategically deploying the knowledge and craft of a combined eight decades in musicals to make us believe that the show in which they appear is moving forward, instead of running in place in high heels... So, though my eyes occasionally glazed seeing 'War Paint' for the second time, I wouldn’t have missed it, if only to hear its leading ladies’ climactic ballads." Ben Brantley for New York Times
"LuPone’s performance is slathered in gusto. Ebersole’s turn is creamier than any emollient. They’re so good, you wish the show were better. As is, it’s polished to a high shine but bland and scarcely skin deep. And it took not one but two source materials to produce this." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News
"David Korins’s set and Catherine Zuber’s costumes complement the musical at every turn, and Michael Greif's direction keeps it moving efficiently along. But the show doesn’t make a persuasive case that its stories must be told." Adam Feldman for Time Out New York
"Two Broadway greats in a classy vehicle worthy of their immense talents." David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter
"'War Paint' is a musical about Catherine Zuber’s fabulous costumes and magnificent hats, as modeled by the great Patti LuPone as Helena Rubinstein, and her Highness, Christine Ebersole as Elizabeth Arden. And if those hallowed names mean nothing to you, this is not your show." Marilyn Stasio for Variety
Women on the Verge (2010-10-Belasco Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Belasco Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 4 semaines Nombre : 30 previews - 69 représentationsPremière Preview : Friday 08 October 2010Première : Thursday 04 November 2010Dernière : Sunday 02 January 2011Mise en scène : Bartlett Sher • Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli • Producteur : Commentaires longs: Delayed previews twice in order to allow the creative team and cast to work on the complex cinematic transitions between scenes.
Limited engagement. The limited run was to have ended on 1/23/2011 but closed early.
During previews: "My Crazy Heart" opened the show and was performed by the Women. / Where "My Crazy Heart" is now, there was a reprise. / "Madrid" opened the second Act. / "Shoes From Heaven" was the original finale.Presse : NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW: "They’re giving out the wrong drug at the Belasco Theater, where “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” opened on Thursday night. As in the 1988 Pedro Almodóvar movie that inspired this star-jammed musical, Valium is consumed in large quantities by many characters. That is so pharmaceutically irresponsible. What this production needs — immediately and intravenously — is Ritalin. "