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Musical
001 - Buddy (1989)
Musique: Buddy Holly
Paroles: Alan Janes • Rob Bettinson
Livret: Alan Janes • Rob Bettinson
Production originale:
9 versions mentionnées
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002 - Jolson the musical (1995)
Musique: *** Divers
Paroles:
Livret: Rob Bettinson
Production originale:
1 version mentionnée
Dispo: Résumé  


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003 - 125th Street (2002)
Musique: *** Divers *** Divers
Paroles: *** Divers *** Divers
Livret: Alan Janes • Rob Bettinson
Production originale:
1 version mentionnée
Dispo: Synopsis  


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004 - Jailhouse Rock (2004)
Musique: *** Divers
Paroles: *** Divers
Livret: Alan Janes • Rob Bettinson
Production originale:
1 version mentionnée
Dispo: Résumé  Synopsis  



Musical
001 - Buddy (1989) Musique: Buddy Holly
Paroles: Alan Janes • Rob Bettinson
Livret: Alan Janes • Rob Bettinson
Production originale:
9 versions mentionnées
Dispo: Résumé  Synopsis  Commentaire  Génèse  Liste chansons  

Version 1

12th Street (2002-09-Shaftesbury Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Shaftesbury Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 3 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 30 August 2002
Première : Tuesday 17 September 2002
Dernière : Saturday 11 January 2003
Mise en scène : Rob Bettinson
Chorégraphie : Kim Gavin
Producteur :
Avec : Domenick Allen, Gary Bryden, Julian Cannonier, Kenneth Avery-clarke, Peter Dalton, Johnnie Fiori, Jia Frances, Paul Gyngel, Julian Littman, Alana Maria, Jack Mcmanus, Vinta Morgan, Kevyn Morrow, Lauretta Nkwocha, Amanda Posener, Jason Rowe, Ray Shell, Gilz Terera, Trevor A. Toussaint, Philippa Waller
Presse : LYN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, "This show isn't at all bad when the undoubtedly talented cast are allowed to get on and sing. Most of the time, though, they are gagged by a flabby, predictable and sentimental script."
TIM COOPER for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "The chances of discovering the new Aretha Franklin or Michael Jackson are, on tonight's evidence, slim."
MADDY COSTA for TIME OUT says, "There is a generosity of spirit about '125th Steet' that is gnawingly persuasive."
RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "A great musical could be written about the heyday of Harlem's Apollo Theatre. Unfortunately, this isn't it."
GERALD BERKOWITZ for THE STAGE says, "A good night out for the not particularly demanding."

Version 2

Buddy (1989-10-London Run)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: London Run (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 12 ans 4 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : Thursday 12 October 1989
Dernière : Sunday 03 March 2002
Mise en scène : Rob Bettinson
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Paul Hip {Buddy Holly), Gareth Marks (Big Bopper), Enzo Squillino Jr (Ritchie Valens), David Howarth, David Bardsley, Loma Lee, Bo Light, Billy Geraghty, Paul Case, Graham Brand
Commentaires : With its initial 12 year run in the West End, this became one of the longest-running shows (and would later be revived in 2007 for a further 18 months) whilst in-between times it toured non-stop through the UK.
Its Broadway production in 1990 ran for just 225 performances.
It was originally conceived by Laurie Mansfield and Paul Elliot with support from Paul McCartney (who owned the copyrights to Buddy Holly's music) Paul McCartney objected to many inaccuracies in 1978 film version of Buddy Holly’s life and was happy to support a show which told a truer story.
Commentaires longs: Se joue au Victoria Palace Theatre du 12/10/1989 au 30/9/1995 puis au Novello Theatre (alors dénommé le Strand Theatre) du 6/10/1995 au 3/3/2002

Version 3

Buddy (1989-10-London Run-Victoria Palace Theatre)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 5 ans 11 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : Thursday 12 October 1989
Dernière : Saturday 30 September 1995
Mise en scène : Rob Bettinson
Chorégraphie : Aucun
Producteur :
Avec : Paul Hip {Buddy Holly), Gareth Marks (Big Bopper), Enzo Squillino Jr (Ritchie Valens), David Howarth, David Bardsley, Loma Lee, Bo Light, Billy Geraghty, Paul Case, Graham Brand
Commentaires : With its initial 12 year run in the West End, this became one of the longest-running shows (and would later be revived in 2007 for a further 18 months) whilst in-between times it toured non-stop through the UK.
Its Broadway production in 1990 ran for just 225 performances.
It was originally conceived by Laurie Mansfield and Paul Elliot with support from Paul McCartney (who owned the copyrights to Buddy Holly's music) Paul McCartney objected to many inaccuracies in 1978 film version of Buddy Holly’s life and was happy to support a show which told a truer story.
Commentaires longs: Transféré au Novello Theatre

Version 4

Buddy (1990-10-Shubert Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Shubert Theatre (Boston - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 6 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 15 previews - 225 représentations
Première Preview : Tuesday 23 October 1990
Première : Sunday 04 November 1990
Dernière : Sunday 19 May 1991
Mise en scène : Rob Bettinson
Chorégraphie : Aucun
Producteur :

Version 5

Buddy (1995-10-London Run-Novello Theatre)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Novello Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 6 ans 5 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : Friday 06 October 1995
Dernière : Sunday 03 March 2002
Mise en scène : Rob Bettinson
Chorégraphie : Aucun
Producteur :
Commentaires : With its initial 12 year run in the West End, this became one of the longest-running shows (and would later be revived in 2007 for a further 18 months) whilst in-between times it toured non-stop through the UK.
Its Broadway production in 1990 ran for just 225 performances.
It was originally conceived by Laurie Mansfield and Paul Elliot with support from Paul McCartney (who owned the copyrights to Buddy Holly's music) Paul McCartney objected to many inaccuracies in 1978 film version of Buddy Holly’s life and was happy to support a show which told a truer story.
Commentaires longs: Transfert du Victoria Palace Theatre

Version 6

Buddy (2007-??-Plays in the Park-Edison)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Plays-in-the-Park (Edison - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : Inconnu
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Rob Bettinson
Chorégraphie : Michelle Massa
Producteur :

Version 7

Goodbye Girl (The) (1997-04-Noel Coward Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Noel Coward Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 84 représentations
Première Preview : Monday 14 April 1997
Première : Thursday 17 April 1997
Dernière : Saturday 28 June 1997
Mise en scène : Rob Bettinson
Chorégraphie : Tudor Davies
Producteur :
Avec : Ann Crumb (Paula), Gary Wilmot (Elliot Garfield), Lucy Evans/Dina Tree (Lucy), Shezwae Powell (Mrs Crosby), Michael Mears, Josefina Gabrieli, Cliff Brayshaw
Commentaires : In 1977 this began life as a Neil Simon movie for which Richard Dreyfuss won an Oscar as the unfortunate off-Broadway actor forced into an all-gay “Richard III”. In 1993 it was turned into a glitzy Broadway musical with Bernadette Peters and Martin Short, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by David Zippel. It closed after 188 performances and a series of negative reviews describing it as “old-fashioned and lacking in plot”. The London version was a completely new revision - with the original songs thrown out, and seven new songs added with a different lyricist - this time Don Black. However, despite all the changes and almost unanimous praise for Gary Wilmot, the critics found the whole thing sugary sweet, predictable, winsome, far too sentimental and not worth the trouble. It ran for just ten weeks.
Presse : BILL HAGERTY in the THE NEWS OF THE WORLD review agrees, he says " ...scintillating, Ann Crumb and Gary Wilmot, at his versatile best, are perfectly charming..", however he does go on to say the production "has no bite, and rarely moving, either".

JANE EDWARDS in the TIME OUT review partly agrees , she says " Wilmot's a star; the rest's a sham."

NICHOLAS DE JONGH in the EVENING STANDARD review says of the scenes when Gary Wilmot has to play the role of King Richard III as a gay transvestite, " ..rise to unfunny heights of grossness, stupidity and sheer offensiveness". I don't agree with him on this, I thought the scene was hilarious and was in tone with the rest of the show.

Version 8

Jailhouse Rock (2004-04-Piccadilly Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Piccadilly Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 an
Nombre : 420 représentations
Première Preview : Friday 26 March 2004
Première : Monday 19 April 2004
Dernière : Saturday 23 April 2005
Mise en scène : Rob Bettinson
Chorégraphie : Drew Anthony
Producteur :
Avec : Mario Kombou (Vince Everett), Roger Alborough (Hawk), Lisa Peace (Peggy van Aulden), Gilz Terera (Quickly), Annie Wensak (Mama Everett), Dominic Colchester, Melanie Marcus, Mark Roper, Gareth Williams,
Commentaires : Based on the classic 1957 Elvis Presley film, this was adapted for the stage by the same team that created the successful “Buddy”. However, Lieber & Stoller refused permission for any of their film songs to be used (on the grounds they were planning their own stage version), and the Presley estate refused permission for any reference to Elvis himself. Accordingly the musical content became a collection of some 20 or so of the lesser know Elvis numbers and several generic 50s hits with no actual reference to Elvis Presley himself. The show was praised for its energy, and ran for a year.
Presse : NICK CURTIS for THE EVENING STANDARD says, “This is a mess that even diehard Presley fans will strain to love."
RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Elvis by numbers lacks scorching heat of real King."
LYN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, "An evening confused by the tension between its own nastiness and its bouncy Mills and Boon coating."
IAN JOHNS for THE TIMES says, "Before the first song is over, you feel that Elvis has already left the building."

Version 9

Jolson the musical (1995-10-Victoria Palace Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 an 4 mois 4 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Saturday 21 October 1995
Première : Thursday 26 October 1995
Dernière : Saturday 22 March 1997
Mise en scène : Rob Bettinson
Chorégraphie : Tudor Davies
Producteur :
Avec : Brian Conley (Al Jolson), Sally Ann Triplett (Ruby Keeler), John Bennett (Louis Epstein), John Conroy (Frankie Holmes), Brian Greene (Lee Shubert), Gareth Williams (Harry Cohn), David Bacon (Sam Warner)
Commentaires : This was a complete triumph for Brian Conley, and there was much praise for Sally Ann Triplett in her first major West End role. There was one number in black-face, potentially controversial, though ironically in the same theatre where the Black & White Minstrels had reigned for some ten years!

Version 10

Lautrec (2000-04-Shaftesbury Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Shaftesbury Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Monday 27 March 2000
Première : Thursday 06 April 2000
Dernière : Saturday 17 June 2000
Mise en scène : Rob Bettinson
Chorégraphie : Queeny Sachs
Producteur :
Avec : Sevan Stephan (Henri Toulouse-Lautrec), Hannah Waddingham (Suzanne Valadon), Jill Martin (Adele), Nigel Williams (Alphonse), Martin Fisher (Gabriel), Peter Gallagher (Aristide Bruant), Sadie Nine (La Goulue), David Langham, Alexander Delamere, Wendy Lee Taylor, Richard Gauntlett, Roz McCutcheon, Jon Emmanuel, Nic Greenshields
Commentaires : Praised for its lavish scenery and costumes, the rest of the show was heavily criticised with phrases like “a poorly structured and under-written book”, “dreary music and trite lyrics”. It ran for just ten weeks.
Presse : "One way to pass the time during Charles Aznavour's mawkish study of Toulouse-Lautrec is to try to catch echoes of other musicals. The ghosts of Les Mis. Phantom and Fiddler on the Roof all flash by at various points. But by the time the final glass of absinthe has been sunk, you simply feel sorry for the brave-hearted cast - led by Sevan Stephan in the title role - who do their best to breathe life into a collection of resolutely wooden songs. Robert Jones's set gives the evening a touch of class... Hannah Waddingham makes a feisty romantic partner, but her part remains as flimsy as a second-hand camisole. All in all, not so much Folies Bergeres as a straightforward folly." The Sunday Times

"The story of Lautrec boasts all the poster-paint simplicity of a period lithograph. Played with verve and swagger by Sevan Stephan, the tiny, frail maestro pursues his art and his tarts in Montmartre while his creepy, in-bred clan plot to drag him back to the old chateau. Along the way he falls in love with the would-be painter Suzanne Valadon - the promising Hannah Waddingham - as her ambitions drive her from the streets to the studio... And, behind the velvet and venery, Aznavour's ever-so-digestible score (with smart English lyrics by Dee Shipman) slots smoothly into every standard groove of its genre, from the impassioned 'I-just-want-to-be-ME' solo to bring-the-house-down drinking-songs... Sevan Stephan's agile bundle of laughs and lubricity is always entertaining, and Hannah Waddingham - especially when she really lets rip - gives a thrilling taster of what she might do with more strenuous material. In fact, amid all the salacious bonhomie, it's more than feasible to describe Lautrec as a good time had by all - just like so many of its characters, of course." The Independent on Sunday