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0001 - Floyd Collins (1996)
Musique: Adam Guettel
Paroles: Adam Guettel
Livret: Tina Landau
Production originale:
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Genèse: The musical premiered at the American Music Theater Festival, Philadelphia, in 1994. Floyd Collins opened Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, New York City, on February 9, 1996 and closed on March 24, 1996 after 25 performances. Directed by Landau, the cast included Christopher Innvar as Floyd Collins, Martin Moran as Skeets Miller, Jason Danieley as Homer Collins, and Theresa McCarthy as Nellie Collins, as well as Cass Morgan, Brian d'Arcy James, Matthew (Matt) Bennett and Michael Mulheren. The musical won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and the 1995-1996 OBIE Award for its score. In 2003, a reunion concert was held at Playwrights Horizons with Romain Frugé as Floyd Collins and most of the original cast. The show toured the United States and made its London debut at the Bridewell Theatre in July 1999, with Nigel Richards as Floyd, Anna Francolini as Nellie and Craig Parnell as Homer. The production was directed by Clive Paget. A London revival was produced at The Vault, Southwark Playhouse in February and March 2012. The production was directed by Derek Bond, with Glenn Carter as Floyd, Robyn North as Nellie, Gareth Chart as Homer and Ryan Sampson as Skeets. The production was produced by Peter Huntley and was long-listed for the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards and won Best Musical Production at the 'Offies'the Off-West-End Awards.[5] A Chicago revival was produced at BoHo Theatre in June and July 2012. The production was directed by Peter Marston Sullivan, with Jim DeSelm as Floyd, Jon Harrison as Homer, and Sarah Bockel as Nellie. Floyd Collins had its North Carolina regional premiere in August 2011 at the Carolina Actors Studio Theatre in Charlotte.

Résumé: In 1925, while chasing a dream of fame and fortune by turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself became the attraction when he got trapped 200 feet underground. Alone but for sporadic contact with the outside world, Floyd fought for his sanity and ultimately his life as the rescue effort above exploded into the first genuine media circus. Reporters and gawkers from across the country descended on the property, fueling the hysteria and manipulating the nation into holding its collective breath. This haunting musical - one of the most acclaimed in recent years - tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer.

Création: 9/2/1996 - Playwrights Horizons (Broadway (Off)) - représ.

Version 1

Floyd Collins (1996-03-Playwrights Horizons-Off Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Playwrights Horizons (Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre : 25 représentations
Première Preview : Friday 09 February 1996
Première : Sunday 03 March 1996
Dernière : Monday 25 March 1996
Mise en scène : Tina Landau
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Christopher Innvar (Floyd Collins), Stephen Lee Anderson (Bee Doyle), Rudy Roberson (Ed Bishop), Jesse Lenat (Jewell Estes), Don Chastain (Lee Collins), Cass Morgan (Miss Jane), Theresa McCarthy (Nellie Collins), Jason Danieley (Homer Collins), Martin Moran (Skeets Miller), Michael Mulheren (H. T. Carmichael)

Version 2

SpongeBob SquarePants (2017-12-Palace Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Palace Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 9 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 29 previews - 327 représentations
Première Preview : Monday 06 November 2017
Première : Monday 04 December 2017
Dernière : Sunday 16 September 2018
Mise en scène : Tina Landau
Chorégraphie : Christopher Gattelli
Producteur :
Avec : Ethan Slater (as SpongeBob SquarePants), Gavin Lee (as Squidward), Danny Skinner (as Patrick), Christina Sajous (as Sandy Cheeks), Brian Ray Norris (as Eugene Krabs), and Wesley Taylor (as Sheldon Plankton)
Commentaires : After successfully staging the new musical's world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in the summer of 2016, it was a case of full speed ahead to Broadway, as the Palace Theatre in the heart of Times Square gets an underwater Bikini Bottom makeover.

Ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a living cartoon? Landau's zany, brightly-coloured production makes no apologies for immersing the audience in an eccentrically cartoonish world. The auditorium itself is decorated to convey an underwater wonderland and one of the busiest crew members is the percussionist downstage right, who is also responsibile for every sound effect from the squelching of Squidward's tentacles to the booming of Pearl Krabs (a whale), as those characters cross the stage. Every Crash! Bang! Wallop! is as over-the-top as the cartoon itself, but Landau also creates a world that is uniquely theatrical. From a bloom of jellyfish made from pink umbrellas to an underwater volcano comprised of crates of orange cardboard boxes and orange ladders, imagination has been poured into this production by the bucketload! A special mention for the huge contraptions located on either side of the proscenium that launch "falling boulders" onto the stage - inspired by the "Mouse Trap" board game and a delight for younger audience members to behold.

With so many diverse acts from the music industry contributing to the musical - from Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, and John Legend to Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, and David Bowie - the result is perhaps one of the most eclectic scores on Broadway. Alongside classic show tunes, there are numbers that delve into the genres of Pop ("(Just A) Simple Sponge"), Rock ("Bikini Bottom Boogie"), RnB ("(I Guess I) Miss You") and even Gospel ("Super Sea Star Savior"). And at curtain call, of course, the audience is sent back out onto land with the popular theme song from the animated series. Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?... You know the one!

SpongeBob SquarePants is a great alternative destination for the young and for the young at heart, who don't take themselves or life too seriously. Tina Landau has done a superb job of idiosyncraticly adapting SpongeBob for the stage, whilst maintaining the distinctly irreverent tone of the cartoon.