Musical (2000)

Musique: David Yazbek
Paroles: David Yazbek
Livret: Terrence McNally
Production à la création:

Six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. One of them, Jerry, declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they'll go "the full monty" — strip all the way. As they prepare for the show, working through their fears, self-consciousness, and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie.

Synopsis complet

The musical had its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego from June 1 through July 9, 2000. The production opened on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre on October 26, 2000 and closed on September 2002, after 770 performances and 35 previews. The musical was directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, with sets by John Arnone, lighting by Howell Binkley, and costumes by Robert Morgan. The opening night cast included Patrick Wilson, André DeShields, John Ellison Conlee, Jason Danieley, Marcus Neville, Kathleen Freeman, Denis Jones, Emily Skinner, and Annie Golden. Jane Connell replaced Freeman when she died during the run.

The musical premiered in the West End at the Prince of Wales Theatre in March 2002 and closed on November 23, 2002. The cast included original Broadway cast members Jason Danieley, Andre De Shields, John Ellison Conlee, Romain Frugé and Marcus Neville, with Dora Bryan featured as Jeanette Burmeister and Jarrod Emick as Jerry. The production won the London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical. A production directed by Thom Southerland ran at the Broadway Studio in Catford, south east London, in November 2009 and then transferred to the West End at the New Players Theatre in December 2009.

In regional theatre, the Papermill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey presented the musical in June - July 2009, starring Elaine Stritch as Jeanette Burmeister.

Act I
"Scrap" - Jerry, Dave, Malcolm, Ethan, and men
"It's a Woman's World" - Georgie and women
"Man" - Jerry and Dave
"Big-Ass Rock" - Jerry, Dave, and Malcolm
"Life With Harold" - Vicki and ensemble
"Big Black Man" - Horse and the boys
"You Rule My World" - Dave and Harold
"Michael Jordan's Ball" - Jerry and the boys

Act II
"Jeanette's Showbiz Number" - Jeanette and the boys
"Breeze Off the River" - Jerry
"The Goods" - Jerry, Horse, the boys, Georgie, Vicki, Pam, and women
"You Walk with Me" - Malcolm and Ethan
"You Rule My World" (Reprise) - Georgie and Vicki
"Let it Go" - The boys and ensemble

Aucun dossier informatif complémentaire concernant Full Monty (The)

Version 1

Full Monty (2000-10-Eugene O'Neill Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Eugene O'Neill Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 an 10 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 35 previews - 770 représentations
Première Preview : lundi 25 septembre 2000
Première : jeudi 26 octobre 2000
Dernière : dimanche 01 septembre 2002
Mise en scène : Jack O'Brien
Chorégraphie : Jerry Mitchell
Producteur :
Avec : Patrick Wilson (Jerry Lukowski), John Ellison Conlee (Dave Bukatinsky), Romain Fruge (Ethan Girard), Jason Danieley (Malcolm MacGregor), Marcus Neville (Harold Nichols), Emily Skinner (Vicki Nichols), Kathleen Freeman (Jeanette Burmeister), Andre De Shields (Noah "Horse" T. Simmons), Annie Golden (Georgie Bukatinsky), Denis Jones (Buddy "Keno" Walsh)

Version 2

Full Monty (The) (2000-10-Old Globe Theatre-San Diego)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Old Globe Theatre (San Diego - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 23 mai 2000
Première : jeudi 01 juin 2000
Dernière : dimanche 09 juillet 2000
Mise en scène : Jack O'Brien
Chorégraphie : Jerry Mitchell
Producteur :
Avec : Annie Golden (Georgie Bukatinsky), Denis Jones (Buddy "Keno" Walsh), Todd Weeks (Carroll Crosby), Patrick Wilson (Jerry Lukowski), John Ellison Conlee (Dave Bukatinsky), Marcus Neville (Harold Nichols), Emily Skinner (Vicki Nichols), Jason Danieley (Malcolm MacGregor), Romain Fruge (Ethan Girard), Adam Covalt (Nathan Lukowski)

Version 3

Full Monty (The) (2002-03-Prince of Wales Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Prince of Wales Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 8 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 295 représentations
Première Preview : mercredi 27 février 2002
Première : mardi 12 mars 2002
Dernière : samedi 23 novembre 2002
Mise en scène : Jack O'Brien
Chorégraphie : Jerry Mitchell
Producteur :
Avec : Gina Murray (Geòrgie), John Ellison Conlee (Dave), Julie-Alanah Brighten (Pam), Jarrod Emick (Jerry), Jason Damieley (Malcolm), Tricia Deighton (Molly), Marcus Neville (Harold), Rebecca Thornhill (Vicki), André De Shields (Noah), Romain Frugé (Ethan), Dora Bryan (Jeanette)
Commentaires : “The Full Monty” started life as a 1997 British film, directed by Peter Cattaneo. Set in Sheffield it was a non-musical comedy which managed to deal seriously with subjects like unemployment, father’s rights, depression, impotence, homosexuality, working-class culture and suicide. The musical version changed the setting to Buffalo, New York, but stayed very close to the film, changing some names and introducing a few new characters.
The musical opened on Broadway in October 2000 and ran for 769 performances. The London cast included six of the original Broadway cast members and received excellent notices. Dora Bryan was replaced after 12 weeks (due to “filming commitments”) by Lynda Baron, and after the agreed six months, the American leads were replaced with David Ganly (Dave), Cornell John (Noah), Ben Richards (Jerry), Paul Keating (Ethan), Samuel James (Malcolm) and Tony Timberlake (Harold). It ran for 9 months.

Version 4

Full Monty (The) (2009-06-Paper Mill Playhouse-Milburn)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 10 juin 2009
Première : mercredi 10 juin 2009
Dernière : dimanche 12 juillet 2009
Mise en scène : Mark S. Hoebee
Chorégraphie : Denis Jones
Producteur :
Avec : Wayne Wilcox (Jerry Lukowski), Joe Coots (Dave Bukatinsky), Michael Rupert (Harold Nichols), Milton Craig Nealy (Noah), Jenn Colella (Georgie Bukatinsky), Michele Ragusa (Vicki Nichols), Kelly Sullivan (Pam Lukowski), Jason Babinsky (Ethan Girard), Allen E. Read (Malcolm MacGregor), Elaine Stritch (Jeanette Burmeister)

Version 5

Full Monty (The) (2009-12-New Players Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Charing Cross Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 02 décembre 2009
Première : jeudi 03 décembre 2009
Dernière : samedi 02 janvier 2010
Mise en scène : Thom Southerland
Chorégraphie : Chadd Garvie
Producteur :
Avec : Adam Bayjou (Lukowski), Peter St James (Dave), Tegwan Tucker (Pam), Gareth Nash (Malcolm), Nick Fawcett (Harold), Charlene Qwaye (Vicki), Adam Colbourne (Ethan), Anthony Wise (Jeanette), Herve Goffings (Horse)
Commentaires : Very often a cut-down, small-scale fringe production of a formerly “big” musical would provide a tighter focus, more direct audience involvement, and therefore create a valid and worthwhile re-interpretation of the original work. However, it was felt this was not true of “The Full Monty”. With its reduced cast and smaller settings this was felt to be a disappointment.

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