Musical (2006)

Musique: Laurence Mark Wythe
Paroles: Laurence Mark Wythe
Livret: Laurence Mark Wythe
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The clock ticks by as two couples prepare themselves for the monumental day ahead. When morning comes, twenty-somethings John and Kat will marry and embark upon a new life, while older couple Jack and Catherine will sign their divorce papers. Trouble is, is anyone really sure they are doing the right thing?

As the night goes on, it becomes clear that all is not what it once seemed. Are we watching two couples, or just one couple on two pivotal nights in their life together? Two nights, separated by fifteen years, as Jack and Catherine look back to the eve of their wedding, desperately trying to rediscover the memory of what brought them together.

Over the years 2002 to 2006, the musical had development workshops supported by Mercury Musical Developments and West End producer Hilary A. Williams. The show was showcased at Theatre Building Chicago's Stages Festival of New Musicals in 2007.

The show premiered in London in 2006 at the New End Theatre and was later presented at Victory Gardens Greenhouse Theater in Chicago in 2008. Several changes were made when the show moved to Chicago. The song The Time is Coming was replaced by The Pool Guy, Chapter 17 replaced by Self Portrait and the finale Suddenly by All About Today. The plot was also extensively re-written by Wythe to introduce a pregnancy for the character of Kat. Also, the song Look What We Made was originally sung by the characters of Jack and Catherine, but in Chicago it became a song for the two men, Jack and John, thinking about their son and the son of the future respectively.

An Australian production of the show opened in Melbourne on 1 September 2010 at the Treble Clef Jazz Lounge, directed by Joel Baltaha and later transferred to Chapel of Chapel in downtown Melbourne. A London production played at the Landor Theatre in October 2010 starring Julie Atherton and Jon Lee.

An Off-Broadway production began previews at the York Theatre in New York City on 21 March 2011, and officially opened on 30 March, in a limited engagement that closed on 23 April 2011. Directed by Tom Mullen, with choreography by Lorin Latarro, it starred D.B. Bonds, Autumn Hurlbert, Matthew Hydzik and Mary Mossberg. This production was played without an intermission and changes were made to the story. Several songs were removed, and two new songs, What it Takes and The Game Show were added.

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Version 1

Tomorrow morning (2006-07-New End Theatre)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: New End Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : 05 July 2006
Première: 10 July 2006
Dernière: 13 August 2006
Mise en scène : Nick Winston
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Alistair Robins (Jack), Annette McLaughlin (Catherine), Stephen Ashfield (John), Emma Williams (Kat)
Commentaires : This intricately constructed musical seemed to owe a huge debt to Sondheim, with its self-absorbed lyrics, intricate rhymes, diminished chords and staccato riffs. However, it was welcomed as a promising start for a new young composer. The show then underwent considerable re-writing and was staged in Chicago in 2008 with a significant plot change and some new and re-arranged musical numbers. This version was the basis of the 2010 London revival

Version 2

Tomorrow morning (2010-10-Landor Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Landor Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : 12 October 2010
Première: 19 October 2010
Dernière: 13 November 2010
Mise en scène : Robert McWhir
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Grant Neal (Jack), Yvette Robinson (Catherine), Jon Lee (John), Julie Atherton (Kat)
Commentaires : Originally staged at the New End Theatre in July 2006, this was a re-written version. The basic plot still involved two couples respectively about to tie and untie the marriage knot. Jack and Catherine are the older divorcing pair, and John and Kat are getting married in the morning. In the revised version, on the eve of their wedding, Kat finds out that she is pregnant. When she informs Jack, he walks out on her. Catherine and John are arguing about their divorce settlement when Adam, their 10-year-old son, disappears, causing the couple to realize that they still care for each other. The plot still ends with the two couples being the same people: John and Kat are Jack and Catherine's memories of their younger selves. Jack returns to Kat and they marry, and John and Catherine reconcile, as love conquers all. This re-written version received excellent notices.
Presse : Lyn Gardner in The Guardian said that much of the score for Tomorrow Morning was "sublime, and sublimely delivered". She gave the show three and a half stars.
Time Out London gave the show four stars and made it Critics Choice.
Michael Coveny in The Independent had less glowing praise for the show itself but pointed out Wythe's skill as a composer and lyricist and his potential for the future.
Paul Vale in The Stage called the show "thoughtful and intelligent".
Mark Shenton, in the Sunday Express described the show as "coolly adult, neatly propelled by an earnest song cycle".

Version 3

Tomorrow morning (2011-03-York Theatre-Off Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: York Theatre (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : 30 March 2011
Première: 30 March 2011
Dernière: 23 April 2011
Mise en scène : Tom Mullen
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Commentaires : Award Nominations:
Outer Critics Circle Nomination : Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical
Off-Broadway Alliance Nomination : Best New Musical
Presse : The Off-Broadway production received mixed reviews.
Back Stage praised Wythe but commented: "Though smart and pleasant from moment to moment, the show is lukewarm and unoriginal overall."
The New York Post similarly wrote that the show "conveys the less-than-revelatory message that marriage can lead to divorce."
Talkin' Broadway gave the musical a positive review, calling it "Irresistible".

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