Musical (1972)

Musique: Galt MacDermot
Paroles: Christopher Gore
Livret: Christopher Gore • Judith Ross
Production à la création:

1 Via Galactica peut-être considéré comme un Flop musical

Originally entitled Up!, it offers a futuristic story of social outcasts living on an asteroid in the year 2972. Among them is Gabriel Finn, a space sanitation man who collects trash in a clamshell-shaped garbage ship called the Helen of Troy.

The storyline was so incomprehensible that at the last moment producers decided to insert a plot synopsis in the Playbill, but audiences were still baffled by what they were witnessing unfold on stage. Pyrotechnic displays and other special effects did little to enhance the project.

After fifteen previews, the Broadway production, directed by Peter Hall, produced by George W. George and choreographed by George Faison, opened on November 28, 1972, the first production at the brand new Uris Theatre where, unable to withstand a universal assault by the critics, it ran for only seven performances. The cast included Raul Julia, Irene Cara, Keene Curtis, Chuck Cissel, Ralph Carter, Melanie Chartoff, and Virginia Vestoff.

Via Galactica, one of the first Broadway shows to lose more than $1 million, was MacDermot's second flop of the season. His Dude had closed after 16 performances a mere five weeks earlier.

MacDermot's score has continued to be of interest - with the composer presenting much of the score the Cooper Union on 4 April 2002

Act I
Via Galactica
We Are One
Helen of Troy
The Other Side of the Sky
Children of the Sun
Take Your Hat Off
Ilmar's Tomb
Shall We Friend?
The Lady Isn't Looking
Cross on Over
The Gospel of Gabriel Finn

Act II
Terre Haute High
Life Wins
The Worm Germ
Isaacs' Equation
Dance the Dark Away!
Four Hundred Girls Ago
All My Good Mornings
Isaacs' Equation (Reprise)
Children of the Sun (Reprise)
New Jerusalem

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Via Galactica (19722-11-George Gershwin Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Gershwin Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre : 15 previews - 7 représentations
Première Preview : lundi 06 novembre 1972
Première : mardi 28 novembre 1972
Dernière : samedi 02 décembre 1972
Mise en scène : Peter Hall
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :

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