Musical (2004)

Musique: David Yazbek
Paroles: David Yazbek
Livret: Jeffrey Lane
Production à la création:

Lawrence is a suave gentleman who cons rich ladies and Freddy a small time American thief who cons women into giving him money by making up stories about his sick grandmother. But the town is too small for two con men, so they agree that the first person to successfully steal $50,000 from Christine Colgate will get to stay in town, while the loser has to leave.

Synopsis complet

The musical premiered in San Diego, California on September 22, 2004, before moving to Broadway in January 2005 and officially opening in March at the Imperial Theatre. The show closed on Broadway on September 3, 2006 with a total of 626 performances. The director was Jack O'Brien, choreographer was Jerry Mitchell, scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg carves, and lighting design was by Kenneth Posner. The cast included John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, and Sherie Rene Scott, with Joanna Gleason and Gregory Jbara.

The Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Original Broadway Cast Recording CD was recorded on March 14, 2005 at Right Track Studio in New York City and was released on May 10, 2005 by Ghostlight Records (an imprint of Sh-K-Boom Records).

A North American national Equity tour launched on August 4, 2006 with Norbert Leo Butz reprising his role as Freddy, alongside Tom Hewitt as Lawrence. The Equity tour ended on August 19, 2007. The 25-city non-Equity tour of the show, with Jamie Jackson as Lawrence and Doug Thompson as Freddy, debuted September 25, 2007 in Dayton, Ohio, with its final performance on March 23, 2008, in Memphis, Tennessee. International productions have opened in Tokyo, Mexico City, Madrid, Stuttgart, Seoul, Oslo, Stockholm, Tampere and productions are planned for Copenhagen, Reykjavik, and London.

Act I
Give Them What They Want (Broadway) - Lawrence, Andre, Ensemble The Only Game in Town (National Tour)
What Was a Woman to Do - Muriel, Women
Great Big Stuff - Freddy, Ensemble
Chimp in a Suit - Andre
Oklahoma? - Jolene, Lawrence, Ensemble
All About Ruprecht - Lawrence, Ruprecht, Jolene
What Was a Woman to Do (Reprise) - Muriel
Here I Am - Christine, Ensemble
Nothing is Too Wonderful to Be True - Christine, Freddy
The Miracle (Act I Finale) - Company

Act II
Ruffhousin' Mit Shüffhausen - Freddy, Christine, Dr. Shüffhausen
Like Zis/Like Zat - Andre, Muriel
The More We Dance - Lawrence, Christine, Ensemble
Love is My Legs - Freddy, Christine, Ensemble
Love Sneaks In - Lawrence
Like Zis/Like Zat (Reprise) - Muriel
Son of Great Big Stuff - Freddy, Christine
The Reckoning - Lawrence, Freddy, Christine
Dirty Rotten Number - Lawrence, Freddy
Finale - Company

Aucun dossier informatif complémentaire concernant Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Version 1

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2004-09-Old Globe Theatre-San Diego)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Old Globe Theatre (San Diego - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mercredi 15 septembre 2004
Dernière : dimanche 07 novembre 2004
Mise en scène : Jack O'Brien
Chorégraphie : Jerry Mitchell
Producteur :

Version 2

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2005-03-Imperial Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Imperial Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 an 6 mois
Nombre : 36 previews - 666 représentations
Première Preview : lundi 31 janvier 2005
Première : jeudi 03 mars 2005
Dernière : dimanche 03 septembre 2006
Mise en scène : Jack O'Brien
Chorégraphie : Jerry Mitchell
Producteur :

Version 3

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2014-04-Savoy Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Savoy Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 11 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : lundi 10 mars 2014
Première : mercredi 02 avril 2014
Dernière : samedi 07 mars 2015
Mise en scène : Jerry Mitchell
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Robert Lindsay (Lawrence Jameson), Alex Gaumond (Freddy Benson), Katherine Kingsley (Christine Colgate), Bonnie Langford (Muriel Eubanks ), Ben Fox (Andre Thibault), Lizzy Connolly (Jolene), Gavin Alex, Darren Bennett, Niamh Bracken, Lisa Bridge, Darren Carnall, Andy Conaghan, Phoebe Coupe, Claire Doyle, Alice Fearn, Selina Hamilton, Ian Knauer, Lisa Mathieson, Zak Nemorin, Genevieve Nicole, Javier Santos, Todd Talbot, Dominic Tribuzio, Jon Tsouras, Zara Warren.
Presse : "Most of the pleasure of the show depends on the relationship of this pair, and there is a fizzing on-stage chemistry between Robert Lindsay’s suave and practised deceiver, who offers a hilarious vocal imitation of our own Prince of Wales as he gulls his marks, and Rufus Hound’s oafish interloper." Charles Spencer for The Telegraph

"Every adaptation is burdened by the question ‘What’s the point?’...There is a point to this show, but it’s hardly an essential one." John Nathan for The Independent

"It's not a show that extends the boundaries of the form, but one that simply, and happily, takes us back to the all-but-lost era of musical comedy." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"This is like a Muppet rendition of the comparatively mature, subtle film version . . .." Ian Shuttleworth for The Financial Times

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