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001 Rags (Original London)
Joué durant   - Kenneth More Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mardi 17 novembre 1992
Dernière: Inconnu


Metteur en scène:
Vivian Ellacott •  
Chorégraphe:
Loraine Porter •  
Avec:

Laura Nayman (Rebecca), Adam Perl/Simon Parsons (David), Jason Belne (Nathan Hershkowitz), Philip Halpin (Saul), Joann Kenny (Bella Cohen), James Norris (Avram), Jeremy Lynch (Ben Levitowitz), Simon Curtis, Sally Woodfield 

Commentaire:

“Rags” opened on Broadway on August 21st 1986 and closed three nights and one matinee later - by any reckoning a major flop. Between the matinee and evening on the last day the cast organised a protest march down Broadway calling for the show to be saved. Seven months after it closed most of the cast were re-assembled to make a recording of music from the show (though the original leading lady, opera singer Teresa Stratas, was not available and was replaced by another opera diva, Julia Migenes.) This CD earned much respect and led to a much smaller-scale (two pianos only) version being re-written for the off-Broadway American Jewish Theatre in the summer of 1991.
This production at the Kenneth More Theatre was the British premiere, and was re-assembled with bits from both previous American versions. It attracted much interest and was attended by several British and European managers with a view to further European productions. Sadly, none materialised.  (plus) 

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002 Follies (Revival)
Joué durant   - Kenneth More Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Première preview: mar 18 juin 1996
Première: mardi 18 juin 1996
Dernière: sam 22 juin 1996


Metteur en scène:
Vivian Ellacott •  
Chorégraphe:
Loraine Porter •  
Avec:

Laura Nayman (Sally), Loraine Porter (Phyllis), Reg Wheeler (Buddy), Leonard Charles (Ben), Don Fletcher (Weisman), Brenda Brackley (Carlotta), Frances Chanter (Stella), Hilda Hooper (Heidi), Lynn Temple (Solange), Jenny Oates (Hattie), David Rose & Joan Baxter, Jeremy Smith, Nic Greenshields, Pharic Scott 

Commentaire:

This was the first London production of the “original” Broadway version. The 1987 London premiere had new songs and some alterations requested by Cameron Mackintosh, but Sondheim ultimately decided he preferred this earlier version. This production used Maria Bjomson’s original West End costumes, kindly loaned by Cameron Mackintosh.  (plus) 

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