Musical (1986)


Musique: *** Divers
Paroles: *** Divers
Livret: Bob Fosse
Production à la création:

In Chicago in the 1930s a group of small-time unemployed African-American men plan to rob a pawn shop. Their leader, Charlie, is a former boxer. But the hapless would-be thieves run into many obstacles along the way.

1 Big Deal peut-être considéré comme un Flop musical



Act 1
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries – Lilly
(Music and lyrics by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson)
For No Good Reason At All – Narrators
(Music and lyrics by Samuel M. Lewis, Abel Baer and Joseph Young)
Charley, My Boy – Charley
(Music and lyrics by Ted Fiorito and Gus Kahn)
I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin' – Kokomo, Charley, Judge and Narrators
(Music and lyrics by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed)
Ain't We Got Fun? – Prisoners
(Lyrics by Kahn and Raymond B. Egan; music by Richard A. Whiting)
For No Good Reason At All (Reprise) – Narrators and Dancers
(Music and lyrics by Lewis, Baer and Young)
Chicago – Narrators (Music and lyrics by Fred Fisher)
Pick Yourself Up – Charley, Willie, Slick, Sunnyboy and Otis
(Lyrics By Dorothy Fields; music By Jerome Kern)
I'm Just Wild About Harry – Lilly
(Music and lyrics by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle)
Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar – Bandleader, Band and Dancers
(Music and lyrics by Don Raye, Hughie Prince and Eleanor Sheehy)
The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round – Bandleader and Band
(Music and lyrics by Edward Farley, Red Hodgson and Michael Riley)
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Reprise) – Lilly

Act II
Now's the Time to Fall in Love – Narrators and Dancers
(Music and lyrics by Al Sherman and Al Lewis)
Ain't She Sweet – Sunnyboy, Phoebe, Narrators and Dancers
(Lyrics by Jack Yellen; music by Milton Ager)
Everybody Loves My Baby – Willie and Narrators
(Music and lyrics by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams)
Me and My Shadow – Dancin' Dan and Shadows
(Lyrics by Billy Rose, music by Al Jolson and Dave Dreyer)
Love Is Just Around the Corner – Narrators
(Lyrics by Leo Robin; music by Lewis E. Gensler))
Just a Gigolo – Bandleader and Charley
(Julius Brammer and English lyrics by Irving Caesar; music by Lionello Casucci)
Who's Your Little Who-zis? – Bandleader and Band Singer
(Lyrics by Walter Hirsch; music by Hal Goering and Ben Bernie)
Yes Sir, That's My Baby – Charley
(Lyrics by Kahn; music By Walter Donaldson)
Button Up Your Overcoat – Lilly
(Music and lyrics by Henderson, Brown and Bud G. DeSylva)
Daddy, You've Been a Mother to Me – Willie and Little Willie
(Music and lyrics by Fred Fisher)
Hold Tight, Hold Tight – Otis and Ladies (Music and lyrics by Leonard Ware, Willie Spottswood, Edward Robinson, Ben Smith and Sidney Bechet)
Happy Days Are Here Again – Slick, Phoebe, Sunnyboy and Company
(Lyrics by Jack Yellen; music by Milton Ager)
I'm Sitting On Top of the World – Charley and Company
(Music and lyrics by Henderson, Young and Samuel M. Lewis)
Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Reprise) – Lilly
(Music and lyrics by Brown and Henderson)

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Big Deal (1986-04-Broadway Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Broadway Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 4 semaines
Nombre : 8 previews - 70 représentations
Première Preview : mardi 01 avril 1986
Première : jeudi 10 avril 1986
Dernière : dimanche 08 juin 1986
Mise en scène : Bob Fosse
Chorégraphie : Bob Fosse
Producteur :
Avec : Cleavant Derricks (Charley), Loretta Devine (Lilly), Wayne Cilento, Cady Huffman, Valarie Pettiford, Stephanie Pope.
Presse : Frank Rich in his review for The New York Times wrote: "Big Deal, the new Fosse musical at the Broadway, contains exactly one of those show stoppers, and attention must be paid. If only for 10 minutes or so just before the end of Act I, Mr. Fosse makes an audience remember what is (and has been) missing from virtually every other musical in town. The number is set to the old song Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar, and it unfolds in a Chicago ballroom of the 1930s called (need I tell you?) Paradise...The disappointment of Big Deal is that even Mr. Fosse, one of the form's last magicians, can conjure up that joy so rarely. There are some other pleasurable passages in this musical - period songs (or snatches of them) agreeably sung or danced by talented performers - but this is a mostly lackluster effort that often seems to be lumbering clumsily about."

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