Musical (2001)


Musique: Bob Gaudio
Paroles: Jerry Leichtling
Livret: Arlene Sarner • Jerry Leichtling
Production à la création:

The year is 1985, 42 year old Peggy Sue is coping with an impending divorce from her husband of 25 years. Longing for the good times gone by, she attends a high school reunion where she faints only to awaken back in 1960. Her soon to be ex-husband is now her boyfriend, all her friends are young again, but only the now 17 year old Peggy Sue retains the knowledge of the intervening years. Given the chance to relive part of her life - what does she change?



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Peggy Sue ot Married (2001-08-Shaftesbury Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Shaftesbury Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 04 août 2001
Première : lundi 20 août 2001
Dernière : samedi 13 octobre 2001
Mise en scène : Kelly Robinson
Chorégraphie : Sergio Trujillo
Producteur :
Avec : Ruthie Henshall (Peggy Sue), Andrew Kennedy {Charlie), Melanie Marcus (Delores), Tim Ho war (Michael), Gavin Lee (Richard), Sara Weymouth (Evelyn), Terence Hillyer (Jack), Samuel James (Danny)
Commentaires : This was based on the 1986 Francis Ford Coppola film. In spite of mostly good reviews and an eventual Olivier nomination for Ruthie Henshall, the show closed after just eight weeks. It was one of the many shows which suffered when tourism collapsed following the 9/11 events. It subsequently toured the UK and, as a result, apparently recovered its investment.
Commentaires longs: Ce show a été un terrible flop (un de plus au Shaftesbury), mais bon nombre de commentateurs soulignent que pour une fois, s'il n'y a vait pas eu les atttentas du 11 septembre à NY, les spectateurs seraient sans doute venus voir ce musical qui ne manque pas de qualités.
Presse : SHERIDAN MORLEY for TELETEXT says, “Henshall stops the show whenever there is much of a show to stop. The plot is somewhat skeletal, but as a dance festival it is superb.”

BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, “The story’s transition from movie to the big musical stage isn’t a failure — but it’s only a partial success.”

CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, “No one could describe Peggy Sue Got Married as a vintage musical. But those seeking undemanding entertainment, and a star performance that often transforms the turgid into the triumphant, should certainly give it a whirl.”

MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, “On the positive side, Ruthie Henshall as Peggy Sue combines a Doris Day girl-next-door charm with a hint of sexy Dionysian wildness. “ He goes on to say, “The musical is meant to be a dynamic form. This one, with its stand-by-your-man ethos, feels like a hymn to emotional stasis.”

PATRICK MARMION for THE EVENING STANDARD says, “Thankfully, Ruthie Henshall provides the wind beneath the musical's wings - especially with her virtuoso, Celine Dion-like numbers. “ He goes on to say “Together, the individual efforts give the doubtfully-matched music and story an evens chance of staying wedded in the West End - for the time being at least.”

LISA MARTLAND for THE STAGE says, "Gaudio's music with lyrics by Leichtling, though hardly memorable, is pleasing enough."

ROBERT HEWISON for THE SUNDAY TIMES says, "This is Henshall's musical, and she gives it all she's got. "

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