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Version 1

Bounce (1999-10-New York Theatre Workshop-Off Broadway) Pre Broadway Run 1 (Wise Guys)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: New York Theatre Workshop (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : Friday 29 October 1999
Dernière : Saturday 20 November 1999
Mise en scène : Sam Mendes
Chorégraphie : Jonathan Butterell
Producteur :
Avec : Wilson Mizner ... Victor Garber / Reporter ... Christopher Fitzgerald / Addison Mizner ... Nathan Lane / Papa Mizner ... William Parry / Mama Mizner ... Candy Buckley / Prospector ... Kevin Chamberlin / Poker Player ... William Parry, Ray Wills, Kevin Chamberlin, Brooks Ashmanskas
Commentaires : Le spectacle a alors été créé sous le nom de "Wise Guys" et cette série devait déboucher sur Broadway: une date en avril avait même été avancée. Un théatre était réservé et le décor construit. Sondheim lui-même écrivit un article dans le NY Times pour annoncer l'arrivée de Wise Guys. Mais ce workshop au New York Workshop, avec Nathan Lane et Victor Garber dans les rôles principaux, ne s'est pas révélé satisfaisant. Sondehim et Weidman n'aimaient pas le résultat et les producteurs pensaient qu'il fallait encore travailler au spectacle. Beaucoup pensère qu'il en était fini de 'Wise Guys'. Les vraies causes de cette débacle étaient nombreuses. Certains prétendirent que a faute en incombait à Sam Mendes dont la vision du spectacle était opposée à celle de Sondheim et Weidman.

Version 2

Company (1995-12-Donmar Warehouse-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Donmar Warehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 93 représentations
Première Preview : Friday 01 December 1995
Première : Wednesday 13 December 1995
Dernière : Saturday 02 March 1996
Mise en scène : Sam Mendes
Chorégraphie : Jonathan Butterell
Producteur :
Avec : Adrian Lester (Robert), Rebecca Front (Sarah), Clive Rowe (Harry), Clare Burt (Susan), Gareth Snook (Peter), Liza Sadovy (Jenny), Teddy Kempner (David), Sophie Thompson (Amy), Michael Simkins (Paul), Sheila Gish (Joanne), Paul Bentley (Larry), Anna Francolini (Marta), Kiran Hocking (Kathy), Hannah James (April)
Commentaires : This revival was hugely praised, especially for Adrian Lester’s central
performance.

> 1995 Critics' Cirde Award: Best Musical (Company)
> 1995 Critics' Cirde AwardBest Diredor (Sam Mendes)
> 1996 Laurence Olivier AwardBest Director (Sam Mendes)
> 1996 Laurence Olivier Award: Best Actor in a Musical (Adrian Lester)
> 1996 Laurence Olivier Award: Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Sheila Gish)
> 1996 Laurence Olivier Award nomination: Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Sophie Thomson)
> 1996 Music Industry Award for cast recording

Transféré à l'Albery Théâtre (Mars - Juin 1996)
Diffusé à la télévision BBC2 (Performance Séries) en mars 1997

Version 3

Company (1996-03-Noel Coward Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Noel Coward Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 124 représentations
Première Preview : Thursday 07 March 1996
Première : Wednesday 13 March 1996
Dernière : Saturday 29 June 1996
Mise en scène : Sam Mendes
Chorégraphie : Jonathan Butterell
Producteur :
Avec : Adrian Lester (Robert), Rebecca Front (Sarah), Clive Rowe (Harry), Clare Burt (Susan), Gareth Snook (Peter), Liza Sadovy (Jenny), Teddy Kempner (David), Sophie Thompson (Amy), Michael Simkins (Paul), Sheila Gish (Joanne), Paul Bentley (Larry), Anna Francolini (Marta), Kiran Hocking (Kathy), Hannah James (April)
Commentaires : Transfert dans le West End du 'Company' du Donmar Warehouse. Lawrence Olivier Awards
Best Director (Sam Mendes)
Best Actor in a Musical (Adrian Lester)
Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Sheila Gish)

Version 4

Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2017-11-Apollo Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Apollo Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Monday 06 November 2017
Première : Wednesday 22 November 2017
Dernière : Sunday 26 September 2021
Mise en scène : Jonathan Butterell
Chorégraphie : Kathy Prince
Producteur :
Avec : John McCrea will reprise his role of Jamie, alongside the majority of the Sheffield Crucible cast including: Josie Walker, Mina Anwar, Tamsin Carroll and Daniel Anthony, Luke Baker, Courtney Bowman, James Gillian, Harriet Payne, Shiv Rabheru, Lucie Shorthouse and Kirstie Skivington
Presse : "It’s a joyous punch in the air about following your dreams and being yourself. ‘Life-affirming’ is generally an over-used term, but not here. This production owns the stage." - Tom Wicker, Time Out (five stars)

"A songwriter with an easy sincerity, [Dan Gillespie Sells] combines poppy verve and a craving for the bittersweet. The book and lyrics are the work of TV writer Tom MacRae, and what they lack in blazingly original storytelling they more than make up for with warmth and wit. The result is a true crowd-pleaser — big-hearted and joyous." - Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard (four stars)

"This fizzing musical is a blast of fresh air, and what a joy to see a stageful of youngsters who look like swathes of modern Britain: young, poor, sassy, not to mention black, brown, white and, er, sparkly." - Ann Treneman, The Times (five stars)

"Everybody’s Talking About Jamie won a string of awards for its first airing in Sheffield; I reckon it might pick up a few more during this jubilant London run." - Paul Taylor, The Independent (five stars)

Version 5

Into the woods (1998-11-Donmar Warehouse-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Donmar Warehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 4 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 05 November 1998
Première : Monday 16 November 1998
Dernière : Saturday 13 February 1999
Mise en scène : John Crowley
Chorégraphie : Jonathan Butterell
Producteur :
Avec : Frank Middlemass (Narrator), Clare Burt (Witch), Christopher Pizzey (Jack), Sheila Reid (Jack’s Mother), Nick Holder (Baker), Sophie Thompson (Baker ’s Wife), Jenna Russell (Cinderella), Samantha Lavender (Rapunzel), Sheridan Smith (Red Riding Hood), Damian Lewis (Cinderella ’s Prince), Matt Rawle (Rapunzel''s Prince), Caroline Sheen (Florinda), Ceri Ann Gregory (Lucinda), Dilys Laye
Commentaires : The Donmar Warehouse has again produced a Stephen Sondheim show. They have had success in the past with Sondheim's "Assassins" and "Company", and now they have revived his 1987 musical "Into The Woods", which has both music and lyrics by Sondheim and a book by James Lapine.

> 1999 Laurence Olivier Award: Best Actress in a Musical (Sophie Thompson)
> 1999 Laurence Olivier Award nomination: Outstanding Musical Production (Info the Woods)
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH of THE EVENING STANDARD, who always seems to give Sondheim good reviews, says, "Into The Woods still emerges as a magical, psychotherapy musical, which makes adult sense of childish fairy tales."

CHARLES SPENCER of THE DAILY TELEGRAPH thought it lacked emotion and was, at times, boring. He said, "Emotional involvement, the lifeblood of all great musicals, is in desperately short supply. Only at the very end, when the bereaved baker tries to comfort his crying child, did I suddenly discover a lump in my throat."

DAVID BENEDICT of THE INDEPENDENT says, "A production whose intimacy makes you feel as if you are watching a well-acted play with music rather than being treated to a full-blown musical."

MICHAEL BILLINGTON of THE GUARDIAN says, While John Crowley's production of Sondheim and Lapine's Into The Woods offers civilised pleasure, it is also rather thinly sang. In stressing narrative rather than vocal values, it denies us much in the way of aural ecstasy."

LISA MARTLAND of THE STAGE says, It seems unlikely this interpretation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 'Into the Woods' is going to rate highly."

The headline in THE TIMES reads, "Bumpy woodland ride".

Version 6

Man of No Importance (A) (2002-10-Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (Lincoln Theatre Center)-Off Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New-York - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 124 représentations
Première Preview : Thursday 10 October 2002
Première : Thursday 10 October 2002
Dernière : Sunday 29 December 2002
Mise en scène : Joe Mantello
Chorégraphie : Jonathan Butterell
Producteur :

Version 7

Nne (1996-12-Donmar Warehouse-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Donmar Warehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 06 December 1996
Première : Thursday 12 December 1996
Dernière : Saturday 08 March 1997
Mise en scène : David Leveaux
Chorégraphie : Jonathan Butterell
Producteur :
Avec : Larry Lamb {Guido Contini), Susannah Fellows (Luisa), Clare Burt (Carla), Eleanor David (Claudia), Sara Kestelman (Liliane le Fleur), Dilys Laye (Mother), Ria Jones, Kiran Hocking, Jenny Galloway
Commentaires : Adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti and based on the Fellini Film “8 1/2”. The original Broadway production had a cast of 21 women and just one man. It ran for 732 performances and won four Tony Awards. It had been given a London concert performance at the Festival Hall in 1992 with Jonathan Pryce and Liliane Montevecchi, and the resultant CD introduced the work to many enthusiasts in the UK. This was its first staged performance. It was praised for its sophistication and emotional depth, though many felt the music was too subtle and haunting, the mood too brittle and bitter-sweet to find a mass audience. Like Sondheim, this was specialist fare.

Version 8

Passion (1996-03-Queen's Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Sondheim Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 6 mois
Nombre : 232 représentations
Première Preview : Wednesday 13 March 1996
Première : Tuesday 26 March 1996
Dernière : Saturday 28 September 1996
Mise en scène : Jeremy Sams
Chorégraphie : Jonathan Butterell
Producteur :
Avec : Michael Ball (Giorgio), Maria Friedman (Fosca), Helen Hobson (Clara), David Firth (Colonel Ricci), Hugh Ross (Doctor Tambourri), Michael Heath, Michael Cantwell, Simon Green, Ian McLamon,
Commentaires : Based on Ettore Scola’s film “Passione d’Amore” and the novel “Fosca”, the 1994 Broadway production won four Tony Awards and was hailed as one of the most important musicals of recent years, running for 280 performances.
This production was the samae as the Broadway Production, except there was an intermission between Scene Seven and Scene Eight, and a new song in Scene Thirteen (called "No One Has Ever Loved Me" on the London concert recording, but not the same as the similarly titled selection on the Broadway recording). It is sung after the "Farewell Letter" by Giorgio in his confrontation with Doctor Tambourri.
The London production did not fare quite so well, in spite of rave notices for Maria Friedman and excellent ones for Michael Ball. The production was described as a “chamber opera” of such intensity that it would not be to everyone’s taste, but generally was highly praised and admired. It had a six month run, though at the end of the year it did receive the Evening Standard Award as the Best Musical of the Year.

Version 9

Soho Cinders (2012-08-Soho Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Soho Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 03 August 2012
Première : Wednesday 08 August 2012
Dernière : Sunday 09 September 2012
Mise en scène : Jonathan Butterell
Chorégraphie : Drew McOnie
Producteur :
Avec : Jenna Russell (Marilyn Prince), Michael Xavier (James Prince), Thomas Milner (Robbie), Amy Lennox (Velcro), Gerard Carey (William George), Sizie Chard (Clodagh), Raj Ghatak (Sasha), Neil McCaul (Lord Bellingham), Amanda Posener (Chelle), Beverley Rudd (Dana), Stephen Fry (voice of narrator), Lewis Barnshaw, Vivien Carter, Chris Doyle, Julian Hoult, Nigel Roche, Philippa Stefani

Version 10

Sweeney Todd (2002-06-Sadler's Wells Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Sadler's Wells (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Theatre
Durée : 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 07 June 2002
Première : Friday 07 June 2002
Dernière : Saturday 15 June 2002
Mise en scène : David McVicar
Chorégraphie : Jonathan Butterell
Producteur :
Avec : Steven Page (Sweeney Todd), Beverley Klein (Mrs Lovett), Daniel Broad (Anthony), Malcolm Rivers (Judge Turpin), Anna-Clare Monk (Joanna), Christopher Saunders (Tobias), Stuart Kale (Pirelli), Gillian Kirkpatrick (Beggar Woman), Stephen Briggs (Beadle)
Commentaires : This production was originally created in 1998 by Opera North and now revived for a short tour. The original Leeds production had been much praised, but this revival was loaded with superlatives, with several critics claiming this was its best staging to date.