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Bugsy Malone (1983)

Compositeur: Paul Williams

Parolier: Paul Williams

Librettiste: Mickey Dolenz

A slapstick musical comedy, BUGSY MALONE follows the rivalry between two half-witted street gangs and the washed up, well-intentioned, one-time boxer who steps in to take control of Fat Sam’s gang and give Dandy Dan and his boys what they’ve got coming. In this film noir spoof, the message is one of good, clean fun; the characters are wonderful 1920's cartoon cutouts; and the weapons of choice are "splurge" whip cream guns, flour bombs, and custard pies

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Particularités

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Historique du musical

Génèse du musical

Based on the 1976 Alan Parker film, BUGSY MALONE is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the gangster films of the 1920's. Parker had the idea for a gangster film starring an all child cast in 1973, but his idea was met with very little enthusiasm in Hollywood. Eventually, he was able to raise enough money to develop the project. He commissioned the legendary Paul Williams to compose the score, and auditioned over 10,000 children. The film starred an unknown Scott Baio as Bugsy and Jodie Foster as Tallulah.

In an era when movie musicals were considered a thing of the past, BUGSY MALONE was a surprise hit. Following the film's success, Parker was deluged with requests to develop a stage version. The first incarnation of the show premiered in the West End in 1983. The cast featured children, including a young Catherine Zeta-Jones as Tallulah, but had adults doing the singing offstage. In 1997, the National Youth Music Theatre production featured children doing all the singing, dancing, acting and custard throwing. It premiered at the Queens Theatre on November 21, 1997 and featured a cast of forty.

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

•Overture
•I Could Have been Anything That I Wanted To Be
•Fat-Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy
•Bugsy Malone
•Tomorrow
•Bad Guys
•I’m Feeling Fine
•My Name Is Tallulah
•So You Wanna Be A Boxer
•Ordinary Fool
•Down & Out
•You Give A Little Love
•Chinese Laundry
•Double Chorus
•That’s Why They Call Him Dandy
•I’m Feeling Fine (reprise)
•Finale Act One: You Give A Little Love

Liste des rôles

Bugsy Malone (who also acts as occasional narrator)
Blousey Brown (his girl and would be Hollywood singer)
Fat Sam (gangland boss and speakeasy owner)
Dandy Dan (Fat Sam's rival)
Knuckles (Fat Sam's right hand man)
Fizzy (general factotum and singer)
Tallulah (speakeasy girl singer and Blousey's rival)
Leroy Smith (heavyweight boxing hopeful)

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Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Bugsy Malone

Version 1

Bugsy Malone (1983-05-Her Majesty's Theatre-London) (Original)
Durée : 8 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 300 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeudi 26 mai 1983
Dernière : samedi 11 février 1984
Mise en scène : Mickey Dolenz
Chorégraphie : Gillian Gregory
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Commentaires :
Notes: This theatrical curiosity used an all-child cast to re-create the Alan Parker film, but instead of machine gun killings, the young people spray each other with splurge guns. The children handle the dialogue themselves, but then mime the songs to the off-stage singing of adults. The first Bugsy was played by Jeremy Gilley. The laws concerning performers under the age of 16 meant that the cast was constantly changing. While the show might possibly have had some value in youth companies and schools, the general view was that it had no business whatsoever to occupy a major West End theatre.
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Version 2

Bugsy Malone (1997-06-Queen s Theatre-London) (Revival)
Durée : 2 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : dimanche 01 juin 1997
Dernière : vendredi 01 août 1997
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Paul Lowe, Janee Bennett, Leanne Connelly, Chris Dyer, Matt Fraser, Nana Kumi, Alex Lee, Malinda Parris, Stuart Piper, Sheridan Smith, Hannah Spearritt, Michael Sturges, and Shean Williams
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Version 3

Bugsy Malone (2016-06-Lyric Hammersmith Main House-London) (Revival)
Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 11 juin 2016
Première : vendredi 24 juin 2016
Dernière : dimanche 04 septembre 2016
Mise en scène : Sean Holmes
Chorégraphie : Drew McOnie
Avec :
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