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Musique:

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Adelphi Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 2 mois
Nombre : 77 représentations
Première Preview : jeudi 29 mai 1997
Première : mercredi 04 juin 1997
Dernière : samedi 09 août 1997
Mise en scène : Jack O'Brien
Chorégraphie : Rob Marshall
Avec : Jerry Lewis (Mr Applegate), April Nixon (Lola), John-Michael Flate (Joe Hardy), Dennis Kelly (Joe Boyd), Louis D. Giovannetti, Joy Franz, Julie Prosser, Steven Seale, Mark Chmiel, Eric Leviton, Nigel Harman, Shaun Henson, Michael Duran, Ned Hannah, Bill Brassea, Christopher Windom, Richie Mastascusa, Jamie Ross, Ned Hannah, Ellen Grosso, Susan Taylor, Vickie Taylor, Karen Babcock, Julie Janney, Amelia Prentice, Karen Babcock, Susan Taylor, Vickie Taylor, Michael Duran, Julie Janney, Ned Hannah, Nigel Harman, Stephen Seale, Scott Robertson, April Nixon, Mel Allen, Ned Hannah, Mark Chmiel
Commentaires : The star of this show was the 71 year old American comedian Jerry Lewis. A 15 minute section of the Second Act was tailored to his presence, enabling him to hi-jack the show, breaking into his nutty-professor voice, tossing canes in the air and failing to catch them, telling joke after joke in his old vaudeville act, and then just as suddenly returning to the script and the plot. Jerry Lewis fans loved it. The show itself was much praised on its first return to London after some 40 years, but it ran for just over nine weeks.

An expected transfer to the Savoy Theatre from 16 October 1997 was cancelled.
Presse : NICK CURTIS of the EVENING STANDARD describes the show as making “ a modest start to its London season “ and going on to describe Jerry Lewis’s performance as “ sometimes good, sometimes bad, and sometimes just plain ugly”

MICHAEL BILLINGTON of THE GUARDIAN says , “not wildly exciting but harmlessly pleasant.”.

MICHAEL COVENEY of the DAILY MAIL enjoyed the show and particularly liked the leading actors performances, saying, “Lewis is a treat, Miss Nixon a black bombshell in pink underwear”

CHARLES SPENCER of THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says “Damn Yankees is the kind of musical they don't write any more. Emerging from the theatre with a fatuous smile on my face, I wished that they did.”


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