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Musique: Cy Coleman • Paroles: David Zippel • Livret: Larry Gelbart • Production originale: 6 versions mentionnées
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Genèse: City of Angels opened on Broadway at the Virginia Theatre on December 11, 1989 and closed on January 19, 1992 after 878 performances and 24 previews. It was directed by Michael Blakemore with sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Florence Klotz. While the show continued on Broadway, the Los Angeles company opened in June, 1991 at the Shubert Theater in Century City, running 6 months, with Stephen Bogardus as Stine, Lauren Mitchell as the villainess, and Randy Graff and James Naughton recreating their original roles. The production was revamped and embarked on a national tour, during which Barry Williams, of The Brady Bunch fame, took over the role of Stone. Jordan Leeds was chosen from the tour's ensemble to play Stine. The tour played venues from the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, Florida in February 1992 to the National Theatre, Washington, DC in June 1992 to the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theatre, Syracuse, New York, in November 1992. The national tour closed in November 1992, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The musical opened in London's West End at the Prince of Wales Theatre in March 1993 and ran until November 13, 1993. Blakemore again directed with Roger Allam as Stone and Martin Smith as Stine, with Henry Goodman as Buddy Fidler. The theatre company Reprise! Broadway's Best production ran in January-February 2006 at Freud Playhouse, UCLA, Los Angeles. The cast featured Burke Moses (Stone), Vicki Lewis (Oolie), Tami Tappan Damiano (Gabby), and Stephen Bogardus (Stine).
Résumé: Alternating between real life and "reel" life, this musical tells the tale of Stine, a young novelist, attempting a screenplay for movie producer/director, Buddy Fidler.
Création: 11/12/1989 - August Wilson Theatre (Broadway) - représ.
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum (1986-11-Piccadilly Theatre-Londres)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Piccadilly Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine Nombre : 49 représentationsPremière Preview : InconnuPremière : Friday 14 November 1986Dernière : Saturday 27 December 1986Mise en scène : Larry Gelbart • Chorégraphie : George Martin • Producteur : Avec : Frankie Howerd (Pseudolus), Patrick Cargill (Senex), Betty Benfield (Domina), Graeme Smith (Hero), Ronnie Stevens (Hysterium), Fred Evans (Marcus Lycus), Derek Royle (Erronius), Leon Greene (Miles Gloriosus), Lydia Watson (Philia), Max Cane (Protean), Richard Drabble (Protean), Chris Eyden (Protean), Julie and Tracy Collins (Geminae), Elizabeth Elvin (Gymnasia), Claire Lutter (Tintinnabula), Sharon Stephens (Vibrata), Billi Wylde (Panacea)Commentaires : This production transferred from Chichester where it had been an independent “guest” production. The Chichester management claimed they
had expected an entirely new production and not a “carbon-copy” of the original from 25 years ago, since fashions had changed. The London management blamed the flop on too much American competition in the London musical scene and pointed out that Chichester’s own in-house “Annie Get Your Gun” had also been a recent London flop.