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Musical (1989)

Musique: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Paroles: Charles Hart • Don Black
Livret: Andrew Lloyd Webber • Charles Hart • Don Black

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Prince of Wales Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 ans 2 mois
Nombre : 1325 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : lundi 17 avril 1989
Dernière : samedi 20 juin 1992
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Gillian Lynne
Avec : Michael Ball (Alex Dillingham), Ann Crumb (Rose Vibert), Kevin Colson {George Dillingham), Kathleen Rowe McAllen (Giulietta), Paul Bentley, Laurel Ford, David Greer
Commentaires : Originally the part of Uncle George Dillingham was to be played by Roger Moore. He asked to be released during rehearsals, frankly admitting that he was not able to sing well enough, and was replaced by the Australian, Kevin Colson. The show received a largely polite reception from the London critics, and thanks to its £2 million ticket sales advance ran for over 3 years. An arrangement was made with American Equity whereby the entire British cast were allowed to perform the show on Broadway (April 8th 1990) where it ran for 377 performances, in spite of receiving savage reviews like “an endless stream of clichés and predictable rythmns”. However, it lost several million dollars in the Broadway production. Amongst London cast replacements were Michael Praed, Clare Burt, Sarah Brightman , Barrie Ingham, Simon Masterman-Smith, Grania Renihan, Helen Hobson and David Malek.
Presse : "...a lyrical, heart-breakingly romantic chamber piece..... " Herald Tribune / "... a vibrantly intelligent and commanding performance by American Ann Crumb... A perfectly delightful performance from Diana Morrison... the daring shown here tonight deserves to win our admiration…" Daily Mail / " ...a remarkably daring piece of work…" Financial Times / " ....the musical texture becomes lively and varied and the stage starts to flood with real emotion... (Trevor Nunn) .... creates both images of rapturous gaiety ... and moments of desolating sadness... Mr Lloyd Webber shows a capacity to reach emotions that other composers do not touch." Guardian

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