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0001 - Lennon (2005)
Musique: John Lennon
Paroles: John Lennon
Livret: Don Scardino
Production originale:
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Genèse: The "$7 million bio-musical" first opened in San Francisco, California in April 2005. After what The Times described as "a troubled try-out in San Francisco, a cancelled run in Boston and a radical rewrite", it had 42 previews and 49 performances on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre from 14 August to 24 September 2005. The role of Lennon is played by performers of both sexes and different ages and skin colours, an approach Scardino said was inspired by "I Am the Walrus" where Lennon writes, "I am he, as you are he, as you are me, and we are all together." This use of multiple actors was scaled back after the San Francisco production, with the final rewrite having a single actor narrating Lennon's story. Yoko Ono was actively involved in the production, retaining final script approval and requiring the show's Broadway producers to complete the script and present it to her live (albeit in workshop format). The show's credits included the phrase "With Special Thanks to Yoko Ono Lennon"; Ono was frequently seen at the theatre during the show's Broadway run. The limited use of Beatles songs, attributed to creative choices and not licensing issues, led critics to dismiss the work as "Ono-centric". Ono was unapologetic about the choice: "If we put Yesterday in, it's not really fair to the Beatles because we're leaning on their power. We're talking about John now, thank you." She later said "It is definitely John's story – from Liverpool 1940 to New York 1980. I am the B-side, and that's how it should be. I think he would have loved it." The musical also conspicuously omitted any mention of May Pang, Lennon's lover for a period of 18 months in the years 1974–75 when the singer was separated from Ono.


Création: 14/8/2005 - Broadhurst Theatre (Broadway) - 49 représ.

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Lennon (2005-08-Broadhurst Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Broadhurst Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)

Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 42 previews - 49 représentations
Première Preview : Thursday 07 July 2005
Première : Sunday 14 August 2005
Dernière : Saturday 24 September 2005
Mise en scène : Don Scardino
Chorégraphie : Joseph Malone
Producteur :
Avec : Will Chase, Chuck Cooper, Julie Danao, Mandy Gonzalez, Marcy Harriell, Chad Kimball, Terrence Mann, Julia Murney, Michael Potts