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Mise en scène 1

Pajama Game (The) (2008-04-Union Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Union Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 15 avril 2008
Première : vendredi 18 avril 2008
Dernière : samedi 10 mai 2008
Mise en scène : Thom Southerland
Chorégraphie : Sally Brooks
Avec : Billy Boyle (Hines), Kate Nelson (Babe Williams), Graham Weaver (Sid Sorokin), illiam McCafferty (Gladys) , Susan Travers (Mabel ), Sean Pol McGreevey ( Prez), Anthony Wise (Mr Hasler)
Commentaires :
This pocket-sized revival with a small band half hidden behind clothes rails was a welcome reminder of this tuneful, joyful show, and although staged in a tiny space, the Fosse-inspired choreography was much praised. For some performances the understudy, Stephanie Nielson, appeared in the leading role of Babe Williams.
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Sweeney Todd (2008-11-Union Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Union Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 12 novembre 2008
Première : jeudi 13 novembre 2008
Dernière : samedi 06 décembre 2008
Mise en scène : Sasha Regan
Chorégraphie : Sally Brooks
Avec : Christopher Howell (Sweeney Todd), Emma Francis (Mrs Lovett), Leon Kay (Anthony), Stephen Rashbrook (Judge Turpin), Katie Stokes (Johanna), Adam Ellis (Tobias), David Kristopher-Brown (Pirelli), Roisin Sullivan (Beggar Woman), Nigel Pilkington (Beadle)
Commentaires :
Inside the cavernous dank, dark Southwark railway arch which is the Union Theatre, this was a perfect setting for a chamber version of “Sweeney Todd”. And with a 17 strong cast, accompanied by piano and pedal-organ, this production upheld the great reputation earned by earlier Union Theatre musicals (the all-male “Mikado”, “Annie Get Your Gun” and “The Pajama Game”). The production was a sell-out from the very beginning with nightly queues for returns.
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Unsinkable Molly Brown (The) (2009-05-Landor Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Landor Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 27 mai 2009
Première : vendredi 29 mai 2009
Dernière : samedi 20 juin 2009
Mise en scène : Thom Southerland
Chorégraphie : Sally Brooks
Avec : Abi Finlay (Molly Brown), Sean Pol McGreevy (Johnny Brown), Susan Travers (Grand Duchess), James Bartholomew (Prince DeLong), Tony Wise (Shamus Tobin), Julie Ross (Buttercup Grogan), Richard Woolnough (Christmas Morgan), Claire Everson (Mrs McGlone)
Commentaires :
The show had waited almost fifty years for this London premiere. The Landor is a larger space than many other fringe venues, so the decision to use actor-musicians rather than a separate band was considered to be a money-saving device rather than an artistic decision – and it was generally felt to have handicapped an already dated and clunky musical.
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State Fair (Scène) (2009-08-Finborough Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Finborough Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 04 août 2009
Première : mardi 04 août 2009
Dernière : samedi 12 septembre 2009
Mise en scène : Thom Southerland
Chorégraphie : Sally Brooks
Avec : Philip Rham (Abel), Susan Travers (Melissa), Laura Main (Margy), Gareth Nash (Harry), Sion Lloyd (Wayne), Kellie Shirley (Emily), David Botham (Pat), Sarah Waddell, Anthony Wise, Robert Rees
Commentaires :
“State Fair” was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s only film musical, first made in 1945 and then re-made in 1962 with Pat Boone and Ann-Margret. It was first adapted into a stage musical in 1969, and premiered in St Louis, but it was not very well received. Twenty-three years later a completely new stage version was created, using a different combination of songs, and was staged at the 1995 Iowa State Fair. This version opened on Broadway in March 1996, the last show to be produced by the legendary David Merrick. It ran for just 110 performances, and was generally regarded as a piece of old-fashioned nostalgia . This fringe-theatre version was its European premiere and opened to generally positive reviews. Due to popular demand its original closing date of 22 August was extended three weeks to September 12th.
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State Fair (Scène) (2010-08-Trafalgar Studios 2-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Trafalgar Studios (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Studio 2
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 03 août 2010
Première : jeudi 05 août 2010
Dernière : samedi 28 août 2010
Mise en scène : Thom Southerland
Chorégraphie : Sally Brooks
Avec : Philip Rham (Abel), Susan Travers (Melissa), Laura Main (Margy), Gareth Nash (Harry), Karl Clarkson (Wayne), Jodie Jacobs (Emily), Stephen McGlynn (Pat), Gemma Boaden , Anthony Wise, Lewis Grant
Commentaires :
This was the same production that had played the Finborough in 2009, though with several changes of cast, but again with piano-only accompaniment.
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Me and Juliet (2010-10-Finborough Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original Europe
Théâtre: Finborough Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 05 octobre 2010
Première : jeudi 07 octobre 2010
Dernière : samedi 30 octobre 2010
Mise en scène : Thom Southerland
Chorégraphie : Sally Brooks
Avec : Laura Main (Jeanie), John Addison (Bob), Robert Hands (Larry), Dafydd Gwyn Howells (Mac), Jodie Jacobs (Betty), Peter Kenworthy (Ruby), Gemma Atkins, Terry Doe, Daniella Gibb, Reeda Harris, Brendan Matthew, Stephen McGlynn, Tom O’Brien, Olivia O’Shea, Anthony Wise
Commentaires :
The show opened on Broadway on May 28 th 1953 and closed after 358 performances. It opened to an enormous advance, and had recovered its production costs within six months. When it closed, after ten months, it had made a small profit of $100,000, and later played a six week season in Chicago. For anyone except Rodgers and Hammerstein this would have represented a success, but the show is usually classed as a failure when compared to their other mega-hits. (An unknown Shirley MacLaine was in the chorus on Broadway, and an equally unknown Shirley Jones was in the Chicago chorus.). Subsequent short-run off-Broadway revivals were staged in 1970 and 2002, but the show has never had a major Broadway revival. This fringe theatre version was billed as its European premiere – 47 years after its first performance.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (2013-10-Polonsky Shakespeare Center-NY)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Polonsky Shakespeare Center (New-York - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 19 octobre 2013
Première : samedi 19 octobre 2013
Dernière : dimanche 12 janvier 2014
Mise en scène : Julie Taymor
Chorégraphie : Sally Brooks
Avec : Zach Appelman*, Brendan Averett*, Olivia Bak, Marcus Bellamy*, Tina Benko*, Ciaran Bowling, Jarrett Austin Brown, Max Casella*, Roger Clark*, Jon Viktor Corpuz, Christina Dimanche, Lilly Englert*, Jake L. Faragalli, Jaryd Farcon, Joe Grifasi*, David Harewood*, Jake Horowitz*, Kathryn Hunter*, Zachary Infante*, Reimi Kaneko, Robert Langdon Lloyd*, Sophia Lillis, Johnny Marx,  Mandi Masden*, Jacob Ming-Trent*, Okwui Okpokwasili*, Isaiah Register, Briana Robinson, Willa Scolari, Sophie Shapiro, Alex Shimizu, Emmet Smith, Madison Smith, Azalea Twining, Cassidy vanVonno, William Youmans*
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