Musical (1944)

Musique: Leonard Bernstein
Paroles: Adolph Green • Betty Comden
Livret: Adolph Green • Betty Comden
Production à la création:

When three sailors disembark in New York City for their 24 hour leave, Ms. Turnstiles, an archeologist and a taxi-cab driver show them what it is to live on the town.

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Version 1

On the Town (1949-12-Film)

Type de série: Film
Théâtre: *** Film (*** - ***)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : 08 December 1949
Première: 08 December 1949
Dernière: Inconnu
Mise en scène : Gene Kelly • Stanley Donen
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Gene Kelly (Gabey), Frank Sinatra (Chip), Betty Garrett (Brunhilde "Hildy" Esterhazy), Ann Miller (Claire Huddesen), Jules Munshin (Ozzie), Vera-Ellen (Ivy Smith), Florence Bates (Madame Dilyovska), Alice Pearce (Lucy Shmeeler), George Meader (Professor), Hans Conried (François)
Commentaires : Il s’agit d’une adaptation du musical de Broadway de 1944, bien que de nombreux changements de scénario et de partition aient été faits à partir de la version originale de la scène; par exemple, la plupart de la partition de Bernstein a été abandonnée en faveur de nouvelles chansons par Edens, qui n’aimait pas la musique de Bernstein pour être trop complexe et trop opératique pour le public de film. Cela a poussé Bernstein à boycotter le film.

Version 2

On the Town (1963-05-Prince of Wales Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Prince of Wales Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre : 63 représentations
Première Preview : 30 May 1963
Première: 30 May 1963
Dernière: Inconnu
Mise en scène : Joe Layton
Chorégraphie : Joe Layton
Producteur :
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Version 3

On the Town (1971-10-Imperial Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Imperial Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 mois
Nombre : 4 previews - 73 représentations
Première Preview : 27 October 1971
Première: 31 October 1971
Dernière: 01 January 1972
Mise en scène : Ron Field
Chorégraphie : Ron Field
Producteur :
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Version 4

On the Town (1998-11-George Gershwin Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Gershwin Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 mois 4 semaines
Nombre : 32 previews - 69 représentations
Première Preview : 20 October 1998
Première: 19 November 1998
Dernière: 17 January 1999
Mise en scène : George C Wolfe
Chorégraphie : Kate Young
Producteur :
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On the Town (2005-03-Coliseum Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Coliseum Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 17 représentations
Première Preview : 05 March 2005
Première: 10 March 2005
Dernière: 28 May 2005
Mise en scène : Jude Kelly
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Willard W. White (Workman), Helen Anker (Ivy Smith), Caroline O’Connor (Hildegarde Esterhazy), Lucy Schauffer (Clair DeLoon), Timothy Howar (Ozzie), Aaron Lazar (Gabey), Adam Garcia (Chip Offenbloch), Andrew Shore (Judge), Janine Duvitski (Lucy), Sylvia Syms, Alison Jiear, Rodney Clarke, Greg Winter, Tom Dwyer
Commentaires : With the exception of the veteran Willard W. White in a very small role, the cast for this show did not contain any of the ENO’s regular company, and, primarily, was a dance show rather than a singing show. This raised a lot of questions as to why the country’s National “opera” should be presenting a show performed by imported West End singers and dancers, and should have installed a £100,000 sound system for just 17 performances. However, everyone agreed it was a worthwhile revival after more than 40 years, and it proved highly popular, selling out the enormous Coliseum with no difficulty.
Presse : Independent: "On the Town is bang on the money"
Music & Vision: "Sex and art"
ConcertoNet (English): "The young things could all have learnt a trick or two from the old hands"
Financial Times: "It is about time ENO started to cash in on the market for musicals"
The Observer: "Bernstein's On the Town hasn't been staged for years for good reason"
Musical Pointers: "A curious choice for an important ENO production"
The Times: "Dramatic clichés don’t make a show"
Guardian Unlimited: "An evening uneven in tone and inspiration"
Music OMH: "The result is electric"

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On the Town (2007-04-Coliseum Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Coliseum Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : 20 April 2007
Première: 20 April 2007
Dernière: 25 May 2007
Mise en scène : Jude Kelly
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Helen Anker (Ivy Smith), Caroline O’Connor (Hildegarde Esterhazy), Lucy Schauffer (Clair DeLoon), Ryan Molloy (Ozzie), Joshua Dallas (Gabey), Sean Palmer ( Chip Offenbloch), Andrew Shore/Graeme Danby (Judge), Janine Duvitski (Lucy), June Whitfield (Madame Dilly), Rodney Clarke (Master of Ceremonies), Alison Jiear, Julia Hinchcliffe
Commentaires : In 2005 when this revival was first staged, there was some fuss about whether the country’s National “opera” should be presenting a Broadway “musical”. Any doubts were answered by sell-out shows and the ENO having to stage extra performances to meet the demand for tickets. This was a straight-forward revival of that earlier success, with some cast changes – especially the three principal sailors, and the introduction of June Whitefield into the small but telling role as the deliciously tipsy Madame Dilly. One or two critics continued to moan about the suitability of this show at an “opera house”, but overall it was highly praised and once more a total sell-out.

Version 7

On the Town (2008-11-NY City Center-BroadwayLondon) Encores!

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: New York City Center (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
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Première Preview : 19 November 2008
Première: 19 November 2008
Dernière: 23 November 2008
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Version 8

On the Town (2008-12-Théâtre du Châtelet-Paris)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris - France)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre : 27 représentations
Première Preview : 10 December 2008
Première: 10 December 2008
Dernière: 04 January 2009
Mise en scène : Jude Kelly
Chorégraphie : Stephen Mear
Producteur :
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Avec: Tim Howar (Hozzie), Adam Garcia (Chip), Joshua Dallas (Gabey), Sarah Soetaert (Ivy Smith), Caroline O’Connor (Hildy Esterhazy), Lucy Shaufer (Claire De Loone), Sheila Reid (Mme Dilly), Jonathan Best (Pitkin), Janine Duvitski (Lucy Schmeeler), Alison Jiear (Diana Dream), Rodney Clarke

Version 9

On the Town (2014-10-Lyric Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Lyric Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 10 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 28 previews - 368 représentations
Première Preview : 20 September 2014
Première: 16 October 2014
Dernière: 06 September 2015
Mise en scène : John Rando
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Version 10

On the Town (2017-05-Open Air Theatre-Regent's Park-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : 19 May 2017
Première: 25 May 2017
Dernière: 01 July 2017
Mise en scène : Drew McOnie
Chorégraphie : Drew McConie
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Danny Mac (Gabey), Jeremy Taylor, Fred Haig, Siena Kelly (Ivy), Miriam-Teak Lee (Hildy), Lizzy Connolly (Claire), Maggie Steed (Madame Dilly), Naoko Mori (Lucy Schmeeler), Rodney Earl Clarke(workman), Mark Heenehan (Judge Pitkin), Michelle Andrews, Myles Brown, Matthew Caputo, Edward Chitticks, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Cristina Hoey, James Leece, Jacob Maynard, Rachel Muldoon, Melissa Nettleford, Emily Ann Potter, Mollie Melia Redgrave, Lisa Ritchie, Barnaby Thompson, Sam Salter, Brandon Lee Sears
Commentaires : In our 2017 production of On The Town, Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie directed and choreographed our biggest dance musical to date. McOnie's choreography was widely celebrated by critics, expressing how 'no one can fill a show with exhilarating jazz and beautiful balletic movement quite as explosively as Drew McOnie' (The Stage). Alongside the 'stunning dance ensemble' (Musical Theatre Review), Bernstein's score was 'played with pinpoint precision by the 17-piece orchestra' (Musical Theatre Review), making the production 'a glorious reimagining of Broadway rarity' (The Arts Desk). Many of the cast members were also noted for their individual performances including 'stand-out man' Danny Mac, 'whose effortless tenor gives gorgeous voice to one of the show's loveliest, most mellow numbers' (The Stage), and Siena Kelly: the way she 'dances every step is if her life depends on it' (The Guardian). This production was also nominated for Best Musical Revival in the 2018 Olivier Awards.
Presse : Mail on Sunday "Leonard Bernstein’s musical romcom is a glorious Valentine to the Big Apple. It’s a helluva score, pulsating to the JAZZY, BLUESY, SEXY, SLEAZY, EXHILARATING and ROMANTIC rhythms of the city that never sleeps" "'Sex and art don’t mix'...They mix perfectly in this show, the hottest to trot in London Town"
The Times “Stylish, sultry Manhattan musical is ONE HELLUVA SHOW” “LAVISH and IMAGINATIVE…as more performers than you think possible twist and spring and strut and swing in midair, this amphitheatre in Regent’s Park fills with spring fever”
The Guardian “AS DELICIOUS AS ICE-CREAM ON A HOT SUMMER'S DAY” “McOnie’s choreography has a freshly minted zing that captures the youthful, glad-to-be-alive exuberance of its protagonists. As the trio of sailors, Samuel Edwards, Danny Mac and Jacob Maynard, dance athletically and sing tunefully and are immensely likeable…Siena Kelly’s Ivy dances every step is if her life depends on it”
Observer "ON THE TOWN HITS ITS NEW YORK STRIDE in Regent’s Park." "In a dream sequence, night-tinted by Howard Hudson’s wonderful lighting, everyone moves as if they were melting. Peter McKintosh’s set and costume design would have been unimaginable at the Open Air theatre before imaginative Timothy Sheader took over as artistic director."
Financial Times “McOnie’s exuberant work is irresistible. A smart, INFECTIOUS production”
Sunday Times "A SHOW WITH PULLING POWER. On The Town is a high-octane, superslick romp."
Radio Times “A DAZZLING REVIVAL. Director and choreographer Drew McOnie explores the work's full balletic possibilities, and in Peter McKintosh the production has a set and costume designer who has a true artist's way with colour.” “Maggie Steed stands out as the whisky-swigging dragon of a singing teacher Madame Dilly.”
The Arts Desk “Triple threat Danny Mac and co are UNMISSABLE...a glorious reimagining of Broadway rarity” “Crisp-as-Vermouth, towering, scissor-legged Miriam-Teak Lee is so delicious that you wonder where she has been hiding… only to discover that this is, astoundingly, her professional debut.”
WhatsOnStage “Lizzy Connolly, Siena Kelly and Miriam-Teak Lee steal this show. Connolly is hilarious … she is GRACEFUL and HILARIOUS and manages Hildy's comedy with ease and perfect timing”
Daily Telegraph “It looks exquisite, and sounds gorgeous rising to the bravura challenge of the score with it’s clarinet siren wails, clownish shifts of tempo, and thrilling collision of jazz age dreaminess with bombardments of brass.”
Daily Express “VIVACIOUS…the stage erupts in a whirligig of dance and flashing colours; if there is any justice, newcomers Miriam-Teak Lee and Siena Kelly are on their way to stardom, while Lizzy Connolly as a gum-chewing saucebox and veteran Maggie Steed as a Jack Daniel’s-swigging singing teacher are outstanding”
Evening Standard “To the strains of Leonard Bernstein’s beautiful, often haunting, music, the ensemble twirls about the stage in a flurry of colourful costumes.”
The Stage “No one can fill a show with exhilarating jazz and beautiful balletic movement quite as explosively as Drew McOnie” “The stand-out man is Danny Mac whose effortless tenor gives gorgeous voice to one of the show's loveliest, most mellow numbers, Lonely Town; Jacob Maynard brings an IRRESISTIBLE sweetness to the character of Chip; Lizzy Connolly is SCANDALOUSLY SENSATIONAL” “Drew McOnie's sexily hilarious and thrillingly danced revival of a Broadway classic makes THE PERFECT SUMMER TREAT”

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