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Musical (1997)


Musique: Dana P. Rowe
Paroles: John Dempsey
Livret: John Dempsey

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Donmar Warehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 24 avril 1997
Première : lundi 12 mai 1997
Dernière : samedi 14 juin 1997
Mise en scène : Sam Mendes
Chorégraphie : Charles Augins
Avec : John Barrowman (Cal Chandler), Kathryn Evans (Violet Chandler), Philip Quast (Grahame Chandler), Krysten Cummings (Tina), David Firth, David Bardsley, Bogdan Kominowski, Mark Frendo, Gael Johnson, Christina Fry.
Commentaires : Cameron Mackintosh was happy to subsidise this new and very different piece of political satire with its rock music/vaudeville/country and western score, but was allegedly furious at the dismissive critical reaction, claiming London critics were too blinkered to accept anything new and progressive. The critics considered it comic-strip melodrama, with its Kennedy-esque satire grossly overdone and so full of cynicism that not one single character could involve the audience’s sympathy or interest. However, there was praise for the music and lyrics, and some suggestions that Dempsey and Rowe could be future talents to watch.

> 1998 Laurence Olivier Award: Best Actor in a Musical (Philip Quast)
> 1998 Laurence Olivier Award nomination: Best Lighting Designer (Howard Harrison)
> 1998 Laurence Olivier Award nomination: Best Actor in a Musical (John Barrowman)
> 1998 Laurence Olivier Award nomination: Best New Musical (The Fix)
Presse : BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE of THE TIMES is in the same mind as me saying, “The Fix lacks wit, imagination and plausibility. “

NICHOLAS DE JONGH of THE EVENING STANDARD is more scathing, describing the musical as , “..a roughly knocked-up show”, he then goes on to say “ The Fix doesn’t fit. The Donmar really ought to cut down on musicals.”

PETER HEPPLE of THE STAGE liked the first act but described the second act as taking “a downward plunge” and goes on to say that the score descends into “ pompous and ponderous rockism, which carries unfortunate memories of seventies rock musicals..”

CHARLES SPENCER of THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, he says “ No amount of fixing is going to fix The Fix. But you'll probably need one afterwards.”


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