Musical (1999)

Production à la création:

A prologue sets up the story: MC Egeon, a legendary MC in his time, and his wife Betty are blessed with quadruplets - two sets of identical twins. The bigger pair are both named Antipholus and the smaller pair both named Dromio. Economic misfortune befalls the family and MC Egeon and Betty are forced to give up the kids for adoption. The twins are split up - one Antipholus and one Dromio grow up in the town of Ephesus and the other Antipholus and Dromio are raised in the town of Syracuse, unaware of the existence of their identical twins. "They grew up livin' in a world of hip-hop / Surrounded by the 1-2-3 and you don't stop".

As the play begins we see Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse, now in their mid twenties, arrive in the city of Ephesus (where their twins live). These Syracusian twins are vagabonds, bouncing from one city to another, poor yet happy. However, their brothers, Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus, are wealthy and well known in the city, yet Antipholus of Ephesus is wrapped up in a dysfunctional marriage with his wife, Adriana. Immediately confusions abound as Antipholus of Syracuse sends Dromio of Syracuse on an errand and seconds later Dromio of Ephesus appears begging Antipholus, who he mistakes for his Ephesian counterpart, to come home for lunch. Still with us?

Meanwhile, Adriana laments to her sister, Luciana, that her husband, Antipholus of Ephesus, is so cold to her. The sisters go out to find him and give him a piece of their mind but instead run into Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse who are dumbfounded yet intrigued at these ladies who appear to not only know them but also think Antipholus is married to one of them. They are invited back to the mansion to have lunch where Antipholus of Syracuse falls madly in love with Luciana, his "wife's" sister. Meanwhile, Antipholus of Ephesus comes home for lunch and is locked out of his own home. Enraged, he vows to take revenge against his wife.

As the confusion and hilarity escalates, more and more characters are brought into the mix including MC Hendelberg (a Hasidic rapper), a wacky cop, a Rastafarian herbal doctor, a Californian bike messenger, and a Sports Nun, all thrown into the tumultuous tides of mistaken identity, betrayal, and love. Irreverent and witty with a hot soundtrack of original beats, Shakespeare's never sounded so fresh!"

First performed Off-Broadway in New York, nominated for Drama Desk Award, Outer Critic's Circle Award, and winner of the Jefferson Award and Best Show at the HBO Comedy Festival, The Bomb-itty has played in Chicago, Philadelphia, London, Amsterdam, and continues to find new fans, audiences, and productions around the globe. Usually performed with a live DJ onstage, actors sing, rap, and rhyme fun, catchy, and laugh-out-loud songs.

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Version 1

Bomb-itty of Errors (The) (1999-12-Bleecker Steet Theatre-Off Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Bleecker Steet Theatre (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 6 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 216 représentations
Première Preview : 12 December 1999
Première: 12 December 1999
Dernière: 18 June 2000
Mise en scène : Andy Goldberg
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Jordan Allen-Dutton, Red Dragon, G.Q., Gruff
Presse : One of the most frenetically creative and hilarioud productions I've seen all year… a virtually error free bag of nonstop uproar that I'd strongly recommend to pretty much anyone. - Show Business

Version 2

Bomb-itty of Errors (The) (1999-12-New Ambassadors Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Ambassadors Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : 24 April 2003
Première: 07 May 2003
Dernière: 12 July 2003
Mise en scène : Andy Goldberg
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: 'ranney', Joe Hernandez-Kolski, Chris Edwards, Charles Anthony Burks and DJ Kevin Shand
Commentaires : Notes: This was a hip-hop version of Shakespeare’“Comedy of Errors”, aimed at the MTV generation. A set of twins are separated at birth and put up for adoption when their father is arrested for drug-dealing, and their story is told in rhyming couplets against a background of hip-hop and rap. With a DJ and just four men - the Bomb-Itty Boys - playing all the roles, bouncing in and out of frocks and wigs to play every part, and keeping close to the original plot with much wit, slapstick and inventiveness, its infectious energy and entertainment value earned it excellent notices.
Commentaires longs: It had begun life as a New York University thesis and then became an off-Broadway hit and had transferred to London from the Edinburgh Festival
Presse : RACHEL HALLIBURTON for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Lightning humour and exhilaratingly sparky performances."

LYN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, "Clever, rude, raucous fun." And goes on to say, "The evening is never a drag, is often very funny."

IAN JOHNS for THE TIMES says, "Despite the odd sly line, Andrew Goldberg's production trades on stereotypes, burly men in drag, crude slapstick and genial vulgarity. Panto has come early and it's got a hip-hop beat."

RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "After about an hour, one's elation at the youthful high spirits and amateurish charm turns to impatience at the monotonous beat."

IAN SHUTTLEWORTH for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "Fast, funny and clever phenomenon."

CHARLES SPENCER for DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Make no mistake, this hip hop Shakespeare is a blast."

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