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0001 - A class act (2000)
Musique: Edward Kleban
Paroles: Edward Kleban
Livret: Linda Kline • Lonny Price
Production originale:
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Résumé: 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.

Création: 3/10/2000 - New York City Center - Stage II (Broadway (Off)) - représ.


Version 1

110 in the shade (2007-04-Studio 54-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Studio 54 (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 27 previews - 94 représentations
Première Preview : Friday 13 April 2007
Première : Wednesday 09 May 2007
Dernière : Sunday 29 July 2007
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Dan Knechtges
Producteur :
Presse : BEN BRANTLEY of THE NEW YORK TIMES: “Ravishing of voice and Olympian of stature, she’s (Audra McDonald) an overwhelming presence in an underwhelming show." / JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: "Audra McDonald proves once again she's more than a Broadway star - she's an entire constellation." / CLIVE BARNES of THe NEW YORK POST: "Despite the wondrous McDonald, a good supporting cast, Price's intelligent staging (backed by Dan Knechtges' lively choreography and admirably simple designs from Santo Loquasto), '110 in the Shade' remains a cold fish of a musical." / JACQUES LE SOURD of the JOURNAL NEWS: "This is hardly a winning revival of an old favorite." / MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER: "Not a blockbuster musical, "110 in the Shade" is an unpretentious charmer and McDonald's shining performance lends the show an extra glow." / ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY: "McDonald's technique is meticulous, but its relentless precision and operatic vibrato can make her singing sound studied, particularly when the tunes have blues or jazz nuances. McDonald's acting, too, can seem self-conscious and overeager." / LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY: "In '110 in the Shade,' a sweetheart of a revival, McDonald bewitches us into forsaking the wattage of reality and believing that she's the plainest old maid in Texas." / ROBERT FELDBERG of the RECORD: "To prove that a single actor can turn a modest show into a compelling one, I offer as Exhibit A the performance by Audra McDonald." / ERIC GRODE of the NEW YORK SUN: "Audra McDonald has reclaimed her mantle as the era's premier musical-theater actress. Even when she's miscast, as in the Roundabout's capable new revival of '110 in the Shade,' Ms. McDonald is the anti-diva, incapable of singing a note or saying a word that in any way steals focus from or diminishes the material." / JOHN SIMON of BLOOMBERG: "Hottest of all may be the Lizzie of Audra McDonald. Not hitherto her fan, I was completely won over." & "What makes '110 in the Shade' exceptional is its first- rate score." / MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS: "This Roundabout revival downsizes the musical a bit... But McDonald more than makes up for the paucity of production values. She's a performer who can fill any stage." / FRANK SCHECK of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: "A sweetly engaging work that's impossible to dislike, especially because it offers a wonderful leading role for four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald." / DAVID ROONEY of VARIETY: "This 1963 musical version of 'The Rainmaker' gets by on its charming score, old-fashioned romantic heart and, most of all, its magnetic lead, but the temperature rarely rises above that of a mild spring day." & "This is McDonald's show all the way, and she shines."

Version 2

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 : Tuesday 03 October 2000
Première : Tuesday 03 October 2000
Dernière : Sunday 10 December 2000
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Scott Wise
Producteur :
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)
Commentaires longs: Sera transféré à Broadway.

Version 3

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 : Wednesday 14 February 2001
Première : Sunday 11 March 2001
Dernière : Sunday 10 June 2001
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Scott Wise
Producteur :
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)

Version 4

Bye Bye Birdie (2008-10-Kennedy Center-Washington)

Type de série: Concert
Théâtre: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : Thursday 02 October 2008
Dernière : Sunday 05 October 2008
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: An abridged version of Bye Bye Birdie was presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, October 2–5, 2008, as part of its Broadway: Three Generations production. Laura Osnes played Kim and Leslie Kritzer played Rosie

Version 5

Camelot (2008-05-Avery Fisher Hall-LCPA-New York

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Avery Fisher Hall (New-York - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre : 5 représentations
Première Preview : Wednesday 07 May 2008
Première : Wednesday 07 May 2008
Dernière : Saturday 10 May 2008
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Josh Prince
Producteur :
Commentaires : "If Ever I Would Leave You," "The Lusty Month of May," "I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight," and all the rest of the unforgettable music from Camelot receives the full Philharmonic treatment in this semi-staged production with full cast, costumes, sets and, of course, the New York Philharmonic right on stage. Le cast comprend: Gabriel Byrne (Arthur) / Marin Mazzie (Guenevere) / Nathan Gunn (Lancelot) / Christopher Lloyd (Pellinore) / Fran Drescher (Morgan Le Fey) / Stacy Keach (Merlyn)

Version 6

Candide (2004-05-Avery Fisher Hall-LCPA-New York)

Type de série: Concert
Théâtre: Avery Fisher Hall (New-York - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 05 May 2004
Première : Wednesday 05 May 2004
Dernière : Saturday 08 May 2004
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Casey Nicholaw
Producteur :
Avec : Candide … Paul Groves
Paquette … Janine LaManna
Baron … Michael McCormick
Baroness … Gina Ferrall
Cunegonde … Kristin Chenoweth
Maximilian … Jeff Blumenkrantz
Old Lady … Patti LuPone
Pangloss … Sir Thomas Allen
Governor … John Herrera
Don Issachar … Michael McCormick
Commentaires longs: Director's Note: "[This production is a] hybrid; part Hal Prince's original cut down version, part the New York City Opera version, part the Scottish Opera House version, and part a standard concert version. As Candide is satire, the tone we're after...is light comic..."
Avec: Paul Groves - Candide / Kristin Chenoweth - Cunegonde / Sir Thomas Allen - Dr. Pangloss & Narrator & Voltaire / Patti LuPone - The Old Lady / Michael McCormick - Baron & Inquisitor & Don Issachar & Cacambo / Gina Ferrall - Baroness & Sheep / Janine LaManna - Paquette / John Herrera - Judge & Aide & Prefect & Governor / Jeff Blumenkrantz - Maximilian / Michael McElroy - Judge & Captain & Crook / Ray Wills - Heresy Agent & Archbishop & Priest / Patty Goble - Sheep / Stanford Olsen - Vanderdendur & Ragotski
Westminster Symphonic Choir and the Julliard Undergraduate Workshop - Company

Version 7

Company (2001-04-Avery Fisher Hall-LCPA-New York)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Avery Fisher Hall (New-York - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre : 0 previews - 3 représentations
Première Preview : Thursday 07 April 2011
Première : Thursday 07 April 2011
Dernière : Saturday 09 April 2011
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Josh Rhodes
Producteur :
Avec : Bobby ... Neil Patrick Harris
Joanne ... Patti LuPone
Sarah ... Martha Plimpton
Harry ... Stephen Colbert
Marta ... Anika Noni Rose
David ... Jon Cryer
Peter ... Craig Bierko
Amy ... Katie Finneran
April ... Christina Hendricks
Paul ... Aaron Lazar
Susan ... Jill Paice
Jenny ... Jennifer Laura Thompson
Kathy ... Chryssie Whitehead
Commentaires longs: Cette représentation a été filmée professionellement.

Version 8

Girl Crazy (2008-10-Kennedy Center-Washington)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 02 October 2008
Première : Thursday 02 October 2008
Dernière : Sunday 05 October 2008
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : ???? ????
Producteur :
Avec : Danny Churchill ... Max von Essen
Kate Fothergill ... Randy Graff
Slick Fothergill ... Brooks Ashmanskas
Gieber Goldfarb ... Ned Eisenberg
Molly Gray ... Jenn Colella
Host ... Shirley Jones

Version 9

Kismet (2006-02-New York City Center-New York) Encores!

Type de série: Concert
Théâtre: New York City Center (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre : 5 représentations
Première Preview : Thursday 09 February 2006
Première : Thursday 09 February 2006
Dernière : Sunday 12 February 2006
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Sergio Trujillo
Producteur :
Avec : Hajj ... Brian Stokes Mitchell / Lalume ... Marin Mazzie / Caliph ... Danny Gurwin / Jawan ... Tom Aldredge / Omar ... Randall Duk Kim / Wazir ... Danny Rutigliano / Marsinah ... Marcy Harriell

Version 10

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (2016-09-Wyndham's Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original Europe
Théâtre: Wyndham s Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Sunday 25 June 2017
Première : Wednesday 05 July 2017
Dernière : Sunday 03 September 2017
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Audra McDonald (Billie Holliday)

Version 11

Passion (2005-03-Rose Theatre-LCPA-New York)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Rose Theatre (Kingston - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre : 3 représentations
Première Preview : Wednesday 30 March 2005
Première : Wednesday 30 March 2005
Dernière : Friday 01 April 2005
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Aucun
Producteur :
Commentaires : Semi-staged production, starring Michael Cerveris as Giorgio, Patti LuPone as Fosca, and Audra McDonald as Clara, was performed at Lincoln Center in New York for three performances, March 30 - April 1, 2005. This production was broadcast on the PBS television show "Live From Lincoln Center" on March 31, 2005. The score in this production preserved the musical revisions from the London version.

Version 12

Rothschilds (The) (1990-02-America Jewish Theatre-Off Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: American Jewish Theatre (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 56 représentations
Première Preview : Saturday 10 February 1990
Première : Saturday 10 February 1990
Dernière : Sunday 08 April 1990
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Michael Arnold
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Cast: Mike Burstyn, Leslie Ellis, Sue Anne Gershenson, David Cantor, Evan Ferrante, Joel Malina, Nick Corley, Allen Fitzpatrick, Judith Thiergaard, Bob Cuccioli, Ted Forlow, Ray Wills, Hal Goldberg, Etan and Josh Ofrane and Adam Paul Plotch.

Version 13

Rothschilds (The) (1990-04-Circle in the Square Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Circle in the Square Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 11 mois
Nombre : 379 représentations
Première Preview : Friday 27 April 1990
Première : Friday 27 April 1990
Dernière : Sunday 24 March 1991
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Michael Arnold
Producteur :

Version 14

Sunset Boulevard (2016-04-Coliseum Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Coliseum Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 01 April 2016
Première : Monday 04 April 2016
Dernière : Saturday 07 May 2016
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Avec : Glenn Close (Norma Desmond), Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis), Siobhan Dillon (Betty Shaefer), Fred Johanson (Max), Julian Forsyth (Cecil B DeMille), Mark Goldthorp (Sheldrake), Fenton Gray (Manfred), Haydn Oakley (Artie Green), James Paterson (Jonesy), Carly Anderson, Michelle Bishop, Jacob Chapman, Nadeem Crowe, Cornelia Farnsworth, Ria Jones, Katie Kerr, Aaron Lee Lambert, Matthew McKenna, Jo Morris, Tanya Robb, Ashley Robinson, Vicki Lee Taylor, Gary Tushaw, Adam Vaughan and Stuart Winter.
Presse : "Thrill a minute... Triumphant" - Daily Telegraph

"The most sumptuous sound I've heard in a musical" The Guardian

Version 15

Sunset Boulevard (2017-02-Palace Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Palace Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 4 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 02 February 2017
Première : Thursday 09 February 2017
Dernière : Sunday 25 June 2017
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Glenn Close (Norma Desmond)
Commentaires : Strictly Limited Run
Glenn Close revisits her iconic, Tony-winning role as Norma Desmond

She's ready for her close-Up
After captivating London audiences last year, Glenn Close revisits the role of fading diva Norma Desmond on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard. Based on the classic Billy Wilder movie, Sunset is the greatest Hollywood tragedy of them all, telling the story of an aspiring screenwriter seduced by the old-school movie glamour that surrounds an aged actress. Little does he know what squalid depths her self-deception will drag them both down to. One of Lloyd-Webber's finest works, Boulevard is resplendent with a lush, noir-influenced score, which will be brought to life in New York by a 40-piece orchestra.

An icon of stage and screen
Glenn Close originated the role of Norma Desmond in the musicals' original 1994 Broadway production in a Tony-winning performance, and recently played it to huge acclaim in a sold-out run in London with the English National Opera. One of Hollywood's finest, Glenn Close has countless iconic screen credits to her name, including Fatal Attraction and Dangerous Liaisons, while her role in the legal TV drama Damages garnered her two Emmy Awards.
Presse : "Yes, Hollywood’s most fatally narcissistic glamour girl, Norma Desmond, is back in town, in the pared-down revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'Sunset Boulevard' that opened on Thursday night. It is a show that exists almost entirely to let its star blaze to her heart’s content. The light she casts is so dazzling, this seems an entirely sufficient reason to be." Ben Brantley for New York Times

"Glenn Close is ready for her close-up in “Sunset Boulevard” — and then some... If a few vocals are strained, Close commands the stage in this concert production from the English National Opera." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

"Those who go to see Close reprise her celebrated turn in the musical’s 1994 Broadway production will not be disappointed." Adam Feldman for Time Out New York

"Ultimately, it’s Close’s return that is this revival’s reason for being, and the rapturous audience reaction makes it clear that despite the plethora of talented actresses who have starred in the musical before and since — Patti LuPone, Betty Buckley, Diahann Carroll and Elaine Page, among them — she owns the role. Now all we need is a film adaptation before she ages out of the part." Frank Scheck for Hollywood Reporter

"Glenn Close makes a triumphant return to the star role of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'Sunset Boulevard,' a once-in-a-lifetime role that won her a Tony Award in 1995. Ever an elegant actress, she’s positively regal in the English National Opera production which won her kudos on the West End last year and will play a limited 16-week run at the Palace Theater — a fitting setting for this star." Marilyn Stasio for Variety

Version 16

Sweeney Todd (2000-05-Avery Fisher Hall-LCPA-New York) Concert

Type de série: Concert
Théâtre: Avery Fisher Hall (New-York - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 04 May 2000
Première : Thursday 04 May 2000
Dernière : Saturday 06 May 2000
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :

Version 17

Sweeney Todd (2001-10-Télévision-Concert)

Type de série: Concert
Théâtre: *** TV (*** - ***)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 31 October 2001
Première : Wednesday 31 October 2001
Dernière : Wednesday 31 October 2001
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: This concert version was based on the New York Philharmonic concerts of May, 2000. It was subsequently performed at the 2001 Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. This concert version was based on the New York Philharmonic concerts of May, 2000. It was subsequently performed at the 2001 Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. This concert version was based on the New York Philharmonic concerts of May, 2000. It was subsequently performed at the 2001 Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. This concert version was based on the New York Philharmonic concerts of May, 2000. It was subsequently performed at the 2001 Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. Performed July 19-21, 2001 at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Version 18

Walking with Ghosts (2022-09-Apollo Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Apollo Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Tuesday 06 September 2022
Première : Tuesday 06 September 2022
Dernière : Saturday 17 September 2022
Mise en scène : Lonny Price
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Gabriel Byrne
Commentaires : Gabriel Byrne on stage. In his own words.
Adapted from Gabriel Byrne’s best-selling memoir of the same name and directed by Emmy award-winning director Lonny Price.