Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

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Le spectacle s'appellait "Holly Golightly" during pre-Broadway try-out. Merrick closed the show in previews "rather than subject the drama critics and the public to an excruciatingly boring evening" (his own words).

Particularités

1 Breakfast at Tiffany's peut-être considéré comme un Flop musical

2 Breakfast at Tiffany's peut-être considéré comme un musical fondateur, c'est-à-dire ayant marqué l'histoire des musicals. Le premier musical a fermer en previews!

 

Historique du musical

Inspiration

The musical is based on the Truman Capote novella and 1961 film of the same name about a free spirit named Holly Golightly

Génèse du musical

The musical had a book by illustrious playwright Edward Albee and a score composed by the equally notable Bob Merrill. The cast, directed by Joseph Anthony, included Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Chamberlain, Sally Kellerman, Larry Kert, and Priscilla Lopez. It was designed by Oliver Smith, choreographed by Michael Kidd with assistance from Tony Mordente, and produced by David Merrick.
Despite the impressive list of collaborators involved in the production, the project never gelled. It underwent constant and massive changes in its script and score during out-of-town tryouts. The original book by Abe Burrows was scrapped completely and Edward Albee, an unlikely choice, was hired to re-write. Burrows was also the director but left when Albee was brought in. On a daily basis, the cast was given new material hours before curtain time. Burrows' departure put a damper on the proceedings, resulting in low morale among cast members, and Moore was convinced Merrick planned to fire her soon after opening night.
It was not uncommon for the show to run nearly four hours.
Its original title, Holly Golightly, was changed when it started previews on December 12, 1966 on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. Despite a healthy advance sale and much audience anticipation, it closed four nights later without having officially opened. According to Merrick, in an infamous ad he placed in The New York Times, he shut down the production "rather than subject the drama critics and the public to an excruciatingly boring evening."
The show's failure is legendary among theater historians and buffs. It has been said that if as many people who have claimed to have seen Breakfast at Tiffany's really had, it would have run forever.

Différents titres

Holly Golightly (pre-Broadway title)

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

Acte I
"Holly Golightly" - Jeff
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" - Holly
"When Daddy Comes Home" - Holly
"Freddy Chant" - Holly
"Lament for Ten Men" - Holly, Guests
"Lament for Ten Men" (Reprise) - Guests
"Home for Wayward Girls" - Holly, Mag
"Who Needs Her?" - Jeff
"You've Never Kissed Her" - Doc
"Lulamae" - Jeff

Acte II
"Who Needs Her?" (Reprise) - Holly, Jeff
"Dance" - Holly, Three Bar Patrons
"Stay With Me" - Carlos
"I'm Not the Girl" - Holly, Jeff
"Grade "A" Treatment" - Holly, Carlos
"Ciao, Compare" - Giovanni, His Girlfriends
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Reprise) - Holly
"Better Together" - Jeff
"Same Mistakes" - Holly
"Holly Golightly" (Reprise) - Jeff

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The original title “Holly Golightly” was changed for the first preview on December 12, 1966 at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. Despite a solid advance sale and much audience anticipation, the show closed after four previews. According to Merrick, the producer, in an infamous ad he placed in the New York Times, he shut down the production “rather than subject the drama critics and the public to an excruciatingly boring evening.” A live recording was made of the musical numbers, excerpts of which were released on a LP.

 

Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Breakfast at Tiffany's

Version 1

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1966-10-Forrest Theatre-Philadelphia) (Pre-Broasway Try Out)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : samedi 15 octobre 1966
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Joseph Anthony
Chorégraphie : Michael Kidd
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Version 2

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1966-12-Majestic Theatre-Broadway) (Original)
Durée :
Nombre : 4 previews - 0 représentations
Première Preview : lundi 12 décembre 1966
Première : Inconnu
Dernière : mercredi 14 décembre 1966
Mise en scène : Joseph Anthony
Chorégraphie : Michael Kidd
Avec :
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Mais aussi, quelques versions régionales ou mineures, ... de Breakfast at Tiffany's

 

Multimedia on-line

Vidéos on-line

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Principaux CD du musical

1) 1966-12-Broadway Preview Cast

2) 1995-??-Studio Cast



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Captations du musical