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Musical (1994)


Musique: Stephen Sondheim
Paroles: Stephen Sondheim
Livret: James Lapine

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Sondheim Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 6 mois
Nombre : 232 représentations
Première Preview : mercredi 13 mars 1996
Première : mardi 26 mars 1996
Dernière : samedi 28 septembre 1996
Mise en scène : Jeremy Sams
Chorégraphie : Jonathan Butterell
Avec : Michael Ball (Giorgio), Maria Friedman (Fosca), Helen Hobson (Clara), David Firth (Colonel Ricci), Hugh Ross (Doctor Tambourri), Michael Heath, Michael Cantwell, Simon Green, Ian McLamon,
Commentaires : Based on Ettore Scola’s film “Passione d’Amore” and the novel “Fosca”, the 1994 Broadway production won four Tony Awards and was hailed as one of the most important musicals of recent years, running for 280 performances.
This production was the samae as the Broadway Production, except there was an intermission between Scene Seven and Scene Eight, and a new song in Scene Thirteen (called "No One Has Ever Loved Me" on the London concert recording, but not the same as the similarly titled selection on the Broadway recording). It is sung after the "Farewell Letter" by Giorgio in his confrontation with Doctor Tambourri.
The London production did not fare quite so well, in spite of rave notices for Maria Friedman and excellent ones for Michael Ball. The production was described as a “chamber opera” of such intensity that it would not be to everyone’s taste, but generally was highly praised and admired. It had a six month run, though at the end of the year it did receive the Evening Standard Award as the Best Musical of the Year.


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