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Musical (2000)


Musique: Edward Kleban
Paroles: Edward Kleban
Livret: Linda Kline • Lonny Price

The Tony Award winning lyricist of A CHORUS LINE was hell-bent on writing both the words and music for a Broadway show, a goal unrealized in 1987 when he died of cancer at the age of 48. Only posthumously would Ed's songs garner the acclaim they always deserved, in the biographical musical A CLASS ACT. Ed got his start in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop where he largely amasses the charismatic songbook that has been arranged in A CLASS ACT to dramatize Ed's often hilarious, ultimately heartbreaking journey. An ensemble of 7 inhabit the colorful gallery of friends and loved ones in Ed's life including the legendarily acerbic Lehman Engle, the relentlessly peppy Marvin Hamlisch, and Über-creative Michael Bennett. Fourteen years after his death, one of the theater's unsung champions finally got the recognition he always deserved in this vibrant musical about musicals.

Synopsis complet





Acte I
Light on My Feet – Ed and Company
The Fountain in the Garden – Company
One More Beautiful Song – Ed and Sophie
Fridays at Four – Company
Bobby's Song – Bobby
Charm Song – Lehman and Company
Paris Through The Window – Ed, Bobby and Charley
Mona – Mona
Under Separate Cover – Sophie, Lucy and Ed
Don't Do It Again – Felicia and Ed
Gauguin's Shoes – Ed and Company
Don't Do It Again (Reprise) – Lehman
Follow Your Star – Sophie and Ed

Acte II
Better – Ed and Company
Scintillating Sophie – Ed
The Next Best Thing To Love – Sophie
Broadway Boogie Woogie – Lucy
Better (Reprise) – Ed and Company
I Choose You – Ed and Lucy
The Nightmare – Ed
Say Something Funny – Company
When the Dawn Breaks – Ed
Self Portrait – Ed

Ed – Edward Kleban, lyricist and composer
Sophie – Ed's oldest friend and first love, an oncologist
Lehman Engel – head of the songwriting workshop
Michael Bennett – director/ choreographer of A Chorus Line
Marvin Hamlisch – composer of A Chorus Line
Lucy – Ed's last significant other, member of the BMI Workshop
Felicia – Ed's boss at Columbia Records, member of the BMI Workshop
Bobby – Ed's best friend, member of the BMI Workshop
Charlie – a friend from the workshop, member of the BMI Workshop
Mona – one of Ed's many love affairs, member of the BMI Workshop

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Version 1

A class act (2000-10-New York City Center - Stage II)

Type de série: Original Off-Broadway
Théâtre: New York City Center - Stage II (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 03 octobre 2000
Première : mardi 03 octobre 2000
Dernière : dimanche 10 décembre 2000
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Scott Wise
Avec : Avec: Lonny Price (Ed Kleban), Randy Graff (Sophie), David Hibbard (Bobby/Michael Bennett), Nancy Kathryn Anderson (Mona), Donna Bullock (Lucy), Sara Ramirez (Felicia), Patrick Quinn (Lehman Engel), Jeff Blumenkrantz (Charlie/Marvin Hamlisch)
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Version 2

A class act (2001-03-Ambassador Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Broadway Transfer
Théâtre: Ambassador Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 3 mois
Nombre : 30 previews - 105 représentations
Première Preview : mercredi 14 février 2001
Première : dimanche 11 mars 2001
Dernière : dimanche 10 juin 2001
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Scott Wise
Avec : Avec: Lonny Price (Ed Kleban), Randy Graff (Sophie), David Hibbard (Bobby/Michael Bennett), Nancy Kathryn Anderson (Mona), Donna Bullock (Lucy), Sara Ramirez (Felicia), Patrick Quinn (Lehman Engel), Jeff Blumenkrantz (Charlie/Marvin Hamlisch)
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Version 3

A class act (2004-09-Landor Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Landor Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 02 septembre 2004
Première : jeudi 02 septembre 2004
Dernière : samedi 02 octobre 2004
Mise en scène : Robert McWhir
Chorégraphie : Cathie Carday
Avec : Avec: Vanessa Cross, Barry Fantoni, Anthony Houghton, Naomi Lewis, Zoe Smith, John Stacey, Sarah Waddell, Morgan Williams
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Medley aux Tony Awards

A class act (2001-03-Ambassador Theatre-Broadway)

Lonny Price dirige la troupe originale de Broadway dans un medley : «Follow Your Star», «Better» et «Self Portrait» aux Tony Awards.

Qualité: **** Intérêt: ***
Langue:
Anglais Durée: 00:03:40






1) 2001-03-Original Broadway Cast
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