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0001 - Lautrec (2000)
Musique: Charles Aznavour
Paroles: Charles Aznavour
Livret: Shaun McKenna
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Résumé: Set in 1890s Paris and traces the life of diminutive Impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse Lautrec whose work captured the decadent and colourful age in which he lived.

Création: 6/4/2000 - Shaftesbury Theatre (Londres) - représ.

0002 - La Cava (2000)
Musique: Laurence O'Keefe
Paroles: John Claflin • Laurence O'Keefe • Shaun McKenna
Livret: Dana Broccoli
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Genèse: Based on Broccoli's novel Florinda, its title is derived not from the sparkling wine but for the Spanish word for a scarlet woman. The plot, based on the legend of Julian, Count of Ceuta, focuses on the feisty daughter of a Spanish general whose love triangle involving King Roderic sets a massive war in motion. In the 8th century, Roderic was the last ruler of Visigothic Spain and was overthrown by the Moorish invasion. The show was originally presented at UCLA's Freud Playhouse from the 1st-23rd July 1995 under its original title 'Florinda', starring Julie Heron as the title character and directed by David Galligan. At this point in the show's development, the music and lyrics were by O'Keefe and Claflin only. Directed by Steven Dexter and choreographed by Mitch Sebastian, the West End production opened on June 8, 2000 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, where it ran for six weeks before transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre. It remained there until closing on February 3, 2001. The original cast included Oliver Tobias as King Roderic, Julie-Alanah Brighten as Florinda, Marilyn Cutts as the Queen, Paul Keating as her servant Agon, Daniel Redmond as Florinda's Moorish lover, David Bardsley as Florinda's father, Louisa McCarthy as Florinda's friend at court, and Patrick Romer as the evil, Jew-hating Archbishop. Reviews were mixed. Sarah Hemming of The Financial Times described it as "not dislikeable, just rather relentless . . . Everything about La Cava is huge: big themes, grand passions, epic story, towering set, soaring score. It is like being swallowed up by a historical romance." In CurtainUp London, Lizzie Loveridge wrote, "It is an effervescent mix of stars with sex appeal, original choreography, sweet music, tongue in cheek lyrics, and high drama." David Benedict of The Times observed, "Laurence O'Keefe and Stephen Keeling's score has size, energy, and even a bit of soul." The Daily Telegraph review began, "Another day, another doomed musical. Yet of all the turkeys that have arrived on our stages recently, La Cava is the one I've enjoyed most." The review went on to say "Although the bovine stupidity of producers continue to baffle me. The backers of this show would have had a better chance of getting their money back if they had chucked it into the Thames."


Création: 8/6/2000 - Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres) - représ.

0003 - Lord of the Rings (The) (2006)
Musique: Värttinä • A.R. Rahman
Paroles: Matthew Warchus • Shaun McKenna
Livret: Matthew Warchus • Shaun McKenna
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Résumé: Le jeune hobbit Frodo hérite de son oncle Bilbo un étrange anneau qui rend invisible ! Mais grâce au magicien Gandalf, il apprend que l’objet appartient en fait au terrible Sauron, et qu’il peut provoquer la destruction du Monde ! Avec l’aide de Gandalf et de ses amis Sam, Pippin et Merry puis rejoint par un Elfe, un Nain et deux Humains dont un étrange Rôdeur, mais poursuivi par les terrifiants Nazguls, serviteurs de Sauron, Frodo va devoir partir pour un voyage qui va le mener au bout du Monde et de lui-même avec comme mission : détruire l’Anneau pour sauver l’humanité…Sur son chemin, il croisera des monstres terrifiants et des êtres merveilleux et traversera des contrées fantastiques et hostiles.

Création: 23/3/2006 - Princess of Wales Theatre (Toronto) - représ.