Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités


1 Chu Chem peut-être considéré comme un Flop musical


Historique du musical

Génèse du musical

The producers closed the show in Philadelphia for repairs. It was to close for 8-weeks, rehearse in New York and re-open there.
Producer Cheryl Crawford told the press that it was too expensive to rehearse in Philadelphia with all of the rewriting going on. Another writer was to be brought on to help Ted Allan with book revisions and it would be too costly to keep everyone in hotels during an 8-week period.
However, the show never re-opened.

After several previews, Molly Picon withdrew from the show. She had been absent from the entire of week of rehearsals prior to the show moving to Philadelphia for it's pre-Broadway run. She was unhappy because she felt that her role had been minimized. She was convinced to return to the show but resigned on November 12. Henrietta Jacobson took over her role.
Menasha Skulnik left the show following the Philadelphia closing. Producer Cheryl Crawford hoped that he would return after seeing a new plot concept.

The show was budgeted at $500,000 put up by 148 backers.

The production was to open on January 4, 1967 at the George Abbott Theatre, following previews from December 3.

It's difficult to pin-point why the production never re-opened after the Philadelphia closing. However, in the New York Times following the closing, composer Mitch Leigh said that only $100,000 of the $500,000 budget remained and that in order to keep the show going, another $100,000 would need to be raised. Cheryl Crawford contradicted that saying that no additional money would need to be raised.



Liste des chansons

Acte I
Orient Yourself
What Happened, What?
You'll Have to Change
Love Is
I'll Talk to Her
Shame on You
It Must Be Good for Me
I'll Talk to Her (Reprise)
You'll Have to Change (Reprise)
The River
We Dwell in Our Hearts
Goodbye Love, Goodbye

Acte II
Re-Orient Yourself
What Happened, What? (Reprise)
I Once Believed
It's Possible
Our Kind of War

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Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Chu Chem

Version 1

Chu Chem (1966-11-Locust Street Theatre-Philadelphia) Closed on the road (Pre-Broadway Try Out)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 15 novembre 1966
Première : mardi 15 novembre 1966
Dernière : samedi 19 novembre 1966
Mise en scène : Albert Marre
Chorégraphie : Jack Cole
Avec : Avec: Menasha Skulnik, James Shigeta, Jack Cole, Henrietta Jacobson, Marcia Rodd, Robert Ito, Yuki Shimoda, Virginia Wing, Buzz Miller, J. C. McCord
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Version 2

Chu Chem (1988-12-Jewish Repertory Theatre-Off Broadway) (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 27 décembre 1988
Première : mardi 27 décembre 1988
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Albert Marre
Chorégraphie :
Avec :
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Version 3

Chu Chem (1989-03-Walter Kerr Theatre-Broadway) (Revival)
Durée : 1 mois 4 semaines
Nombre : 68 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : vendredi 17 mars 1989
Dernière : dimanche 14 mai 1989
Mise en scène : Albert Marre
Chorégraphie :
Avec :
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