Musical (2010)

Musique: Howard Goodall
Paroles: Stephen Clark
Livret: Stephen Clark
Production à la création:

‘What can you say about a twenty-five year old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. The Beatles. And me.’ Inspired by Erich Segal’s best-selling iconic novel, this is a brand new musical version of Love Story, also one of the most romantic films of all time. Oliver Barrett IV went to Harvard and Jenny Cavilleri to Radcliffe. He was rich, she was poor. He was sporty, she played music. But they fell in love. This is their story. Their romance is as poignant as it is enriching, as sweet as it is intense. Love Story will win your heart. And it might just break it.

The reviewer of the Chichester Festival Theatre production wrote in "Stephen Clark has adapted the story into a succession of short scenes which, under Rachel Kavanaugh’s adept direction, follow on cohesively and coherently resulting in a believable and very poignant evening. Howard Goodall’s songs are integral to the action and they are beautifully performed by the principals and a chorus comprising of [sic] the rest of the cast...the two principals, Oliver (Michael Xavier) and Jenny (Emma Williams)...give superb and utterly sincere performances."

In its review roundup of the musical at the Chichester Festival Theatre, noted the reviews "praising Goodall's score, Kavanaugh's staging and the central performances from Xavier and Williams."

Chichester Festival Theatre production review: "Howard Goodall and Stephen Clark have created a terrific new musical...The show finished to a chorus of heavy sniffles, superseded by hearty applause, which I take to mean a West End transfer should be given".

The reviewer of the West End production at the Duchess Theatre for wrote: "Goodall’s always interesting, often beautiful.... The framing epitaph is lovely writing, too.... Rachel Kavanaugh’s austere production on an all-white design by Peter McKintosh – whose three Corinthian pillars somehow conjure Pearl and Dean as readily as pearly gates – transfers well from the Minerva in Chichester.... This is a high-calibre chamber musical, all right, with a top skill factor in both writing and onstage musicianship (piano, guitar and string quintet); then just when it’s nearly enough, it plummets into bathos and easily resistible, tear-jerking manipulation."

"What Can You Say?" — Company
"Jenny's Piano Song" — Jenny
"Winter's Night" — Oliver, Jenny & Company
"Jenny's Piano Song" (Reprise) — Jenny
"The Recital" — Oliver & Company
"What Happens Now?" — Oliver & Jenny
"Nocturnes (Pre-Echo)" — Jenny
"Phil's Piano Song" — Phil
"Summer's Day" — Phil, Jenny, Oliver & Company
"Pasta" — Jenny & Oliver
"Everything We Know" — Oliver & Jenny
"The Tide Has Turned" — Jenny, Oliver & Company
"Nocturnes" — Jenny
"Everything We Know" (Reprise) — Jenny & Oliver
"What Can You Say" (Reprise) — Company
"Clapping Symphony" — Orchestra

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Version 1

Love Story (2010-06-Minerva Theatre-Chichester)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Minerva Theatre (Chichester - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 29 mai 2010
Première : lundi 07 juin 2010
Dernière : samedi 26 juin 2010
Mise en scène : Rachel Kavanaugh
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Peter Polycarpou (Phil), Emma Williams (Jenny), Michael Xavier (Oliver IV), Claire Carrie (Alice), Keiron Crook (Tony/Young Doctor), Rob Edwards (Oliver Barrett III), Lillie Flynn (Ensemble), Jos Slovick (Ensemble), Simeon Truby, Julia Worsley

Version 2

Love Story (2010-11-Duchess Theatre-London)

Type de série: West End Transfer
Théâtre: Duchess Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 27 novembre 2010
Première : lundi 06 décembre 2010
Dernière : samedi 26 février 2011
Mise en scène : Rachel Kavanaugh
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Emma Williams ( Jenny Cavilleri), Michael Xavier (Oliver Barrett IV), Peter Polycarpou (Phil Cavilleri), Richard Cordery (Oliver Barrett III), Jan Hartley, Gary Milner, Julie Stark, Paul Kemble
Commentaires : It was inspired by Erich Segal’s best-selling novel of the same name, and the enormously successful 1970 film version starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw. The stage version, with a cast of 12 and an onstage band of seven, runs for an hour and forty minutes without an interval. It opened for a month-long sell-out run at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester on May 29 th 2010 and transferred to the Duchess for a limited ten week season. As with the original film, critical reaction was divided into two distinct camps: those who loved it and wept profusely into their hankies, and those who hated it and dismissed it as “Camille with bullshit”.
Presse : "A polished show that is pleasing, sometimes affecting, but never truly captivating." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"Even I am prepared to admit that Rachel Kavanaugh’s stylish production is superior to the soppy film." Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"The characters remain only mildly engaging with scenes and time passing so swiftly that you end up not really caring about anyone." Paul Vale for The Stage

Version 3

Love Story (2012-09-Walnut Street Theatre-Philadelphia)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 04 septembre 2012
Première : mercredi 12 septembre 2012
Dernière : dimanche 21 octobre 2012
Mise en scène : Douglass G. Lutz • Annabel Bolton
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Alexandra Silber (Jenny Cavilleri), Will Reynolds (i) (Oliver Barrett IV), Charles Pistone (Phil Cavilleri), Jane LaBanz (Alison), Paul L. Nolan (Oliver Barrett III), Pierce Cravens, Lisa Marie Gargione, Sarah Gliko, Charles Hagerty, Danielle Herbert

Version 4

Love Story (2014-10-Union Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Union Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 01 octobre 2014
Première : vendredi 03 octobre 2014
Dernière : samedi 25 octobre 2014
Mise en scène : Sasha Regan
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : David Albury (Oliver Barrett IV), Victoria Serra (Jennifer Cavilleri)

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