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Musical (1984)


Musique: Stephen Sondheim
Paroles: Stephen Sondheim
Livret: James Lapine

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Menier Chocolate Factory (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 4 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : lundi 14 novembre 2005
Première : lundi 14 novembre 2005
Dernière : vendredi 17 mars 2006
Mise en scène : Sam Buntrock
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Daniel Evans (George), Anna Jane Casey (Dot), Gay Soper, Joanne Redman, Simon Green, Liza Sadovy, Alasdair Harvey, Christopher Colley, Sarah French Ellis, Kaisa Hammarlund, Mark McKerracher
Commentaires : Fifteen years after its coolly received National Theatre premiere, this fringe production had almost all the critics reaching for their superlatives. With a small cast, a five-piece band and its ambitious production techniques and computer graphics, this show was visually and technically breathtaking. And with the brilliant central performances from Daniel Evans, Anna Jane Casey and Gay Soper it was hailed as unforgettable, with several critics deciding it was a Sondheim masterpiece.
Its major achievement seems to be welding the two separate acts together – earlier critics had claimed this was two separate shows, with no real link between the 1880s Paris of Seurat and the 1980s USA of his (fictional) grandson. The production transferred to Wyndhams Theatre in May 2006 and ran until September 2nd . It had the same principal cast, except Jenna Russell replaced Anna Jane Casey who was unavailable. It won five Olivier Awards, including Outstanding Musical Production, Best Actor in a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. The production was re-created for a limited engagement on Broadway between January and June 2008, again with Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell.
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Entrancing production ...enchanted evening that raises the status of the musical high." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "A masterpiece, one of the most daring, thrilling and, more surprisingly, moving musicals you are ever likely to encounter." SAM MARLOWE for THE TIMES says, "Exquisite production...the production is close to perfection"


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