Musical (2008)

Musique: Adam Gwon
Paroles: Adam Gwon
Production à la création:

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

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Ordinary Days (2008-11-Finborough Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Finborough Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : lundi 03 novembre 2008
Première : lundi 03 novembre 2008
Dernière : lundi 17 novembre 2008
Mise en scène : Adam Lenson
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Julie Atherton, Kenneth Avery-Clark, Hayley Gallivan, Lee William-Davis
Commentaires : This European premiere of a vibrant new musical introduces London to American composer and lyricist Adam Gwon, one of the most startlingly talented young musical dramatists working today. Recently named one of "50 to Watch" by The Dramatist magazine, his talents have been recognised with a much coveted $25,000 composer’s grant from Signature Theatre to develop a new full-length musical as part of the American Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation. His other musicals include the forthcoming Bernice Bobs Her Hair with librettist Julia Jordan, Ethan Frome with bookwriter Michael Ruby, and Lulu.
Presse : “London’s hottest ticket - the entire run was sold out ahead of last night’s opening. Now that’s not entirely surprising with a run this short and a theatre this small - but it also shows a hunger and appetite for this kind of work in London that is not being met elsewhere.” Mark Shenton, The Stage

“Gwon’s appearance in London with a show that only received its US premiere back in July is a heartening sign.” Mark Shenton, The Stage

“Told entirely in song (and brilliantly-written song at that), the action moves between two couples who are struggling to see what’s in front of their eyes, the sometimes literal bigger picture in their lives.” Carol Gordon, Whatsonstage

“The Finborough’s intimate space is transformed with a minimalist set.” Carol Gordon, Whatsonstage

“The accomplished cast taking us on a journey of growth, understanding and love.” Carol Gordon, Whatsonstage

“A bright and witty show, convincingly performed by four talented actors with verve and wonderful comic timing.” Carol Gordon, Whatsonstage

“The singing is exceptional...Their diction, pitch and vocal depth are spot-on, with not a single missed note.” Carol Gordon, Whatsonstage

“The music (performed by Richard Healey on piano and Stephanie Harsant on cello) perfectly underlines the action from the opening to the uplifting final song.” Carol Gordon, Whatsonstage

“One suspects this won’t be the last we hear of Adam Gwon. Highly recommended.” Carol Gordon, Whatsonstage

“It heralds a lot of welcome promise. Not least for the fact of that discovery - there are now new ways for composers to reach out with their work and find creators who want to put it on. This staging duly follows a mere four months after its first production at Penn State University.” Mark Shenton, The Stage

“Gwon - trained at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts - has a vibrant ear for melody and a strong lyrical voice.” Mark Shenton, The Stage

“The show comes across as a through-sung cross between Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World and Maltby and Shire’s Closer than Ever.” Mark Shenton, The Stage

“Director Adam Lenson does a smart job of revealing the patterns and connections that are being sketched here, and giving them a carefully blended sense of fluidity.” Mark Shenton, The Stage

“Richard Healey and Stephanie Harsant anchor the songs with the lovely arrangements that they play on piano and cello respectively.” Mark Shenton, The Stage

“The production is also a testament to the love and commitment that the company bring to it, and Julie Atherton - arguably London’s leading lady of new musical voices thanks to her ongoing commitment to the Notes from New York series - is ideally complemented by the solid, full-voiced presence of Kenneth Avery-Clark, while Hayley Gallivan and Lee William-Davis bring a quirky sense of individuality to their characters.” Mark Shenton, The Stage

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Ordinary Days (2011-02-Trafalgar Studio 2-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Trafalgar Studios (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Studio 2
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 08 février 2011
Première : jeudi 10 février 2011
Dernière : samedi 05 mars 2011
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Julie Atherton (Claire), Daniel Boys (Jason), Lee William-Davis (Warren), Alexia Khadime (Deb)

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