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Daddy Cool (9)

Compositeur: Frank Farian

Parolier: Frank Farian

Librettiste: Amani Naphtali

Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

DADDY COOL tells the story of 'Sunny', a young man who lives for his music. Caught up in local rivalry between East and West London crews, he meets and falls in love with 'Rose', daughter of the East End's notorious club owner 'Ma Baker'. Echoing Romeo and Juliet, the lovers' relationship fuels the hostility between the two gangs, leaving their families face to face with past secrets and forcing them to confront their future.

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Particularités

1 Daddy Cool peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de Boney M

 

Historique du musical

Inspiration

Boney M was created by Frank Farian in 1975 and has sold over 800 million records around the world, including 22 top ten hits and five number ones in England alone. Their hits include Rivers Of Babylon, Brown Girl In The Ring, Mary's Boychild and, of course, Daddy Cool. In addition to phenomenal sales, Boney M also broke down barriers, becoming the first Western band to play the Communist Soviet Union. Farian's other artists, whose music is also featured in the show, include legendary mime artists Milli Vanilli and late 90s boy band No Mercy.

Génèse du musical

The production was originally due to open on 16 May 2006, following previews from 26 April, however this date was later put back until 2 May 2006, keeping the premiere the same, but allowing more creative time. On 13 March 2006, the producers Frank Farian and Robert Mackintosh (brother of Sir Cameron Mackintosh) announced that the show had been delayed indefinitely, with the earliest opening in September 2006.

The show premiered on 21 September 2006 at London's newly-refurbished Shaftesbury Theatre following previews from 15 August 2006. It closed on 17 February 2007.

Germany (Berlin): from 18 April 2007 to 26 July 2007 (Boney M. Theater Palast).

Tour in Holland and Belgium from 9 September 2011 to 25 January 2012 (V&V Entertainment production).

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

Acte I
Hooray! Hooray! It's A Holi-Holiday! (Boney M) - Ensemble, Young Sunny, Janet, Zadie.
Mary's Boy Child (Boney M) - Pastor, Choir, Young Sunny, Ensemble.
Girl You Know It's True (Milli Vanilli) - The Subsonics.
Take The Heat Off Me (Boney M) - Ma Baker, Asia Blue, Janet, Ensemble.
Ma Baker (Boney M) - Rose, Sandra.
Sweet Dreams (La Bouche) - Asia Blue, Ensemble.
Be My Lover (La Bouche) - Asia Blue, Ensemble.
Baby Don't Forget My Number (Milli Vanilli) - Sunny, Rose.
Brown Girl In The Ring (Boney M) - Sunny, Janet, Ensemble.
Sunny (Boney M) - Rose, Ensemble.
Baby Do You Wanna Bump (Boney M) - Ensemble.
Daddy Cool (Boney M) - Janet, Ensemble.
One Way Ticket (Eruption) - Young Pearl.

Acte II
Rasputin (Boney M) - Ezra & Alani
Gotta Go Home (Boney M) - The Blade Squad.
Painter Man (Boney M) - The Subsonics.
Brown Girl In The Ring (Boney M) - The Blade Squad, Asia Blue.
Rasputin (Boney M) - The Subsonics.
Girl I'm Gonna Miss You (Milli Vanilli) - Rose, Sunny.
I Can't Stand The Rain (Eruption/Ann Peebles) - Pearl.
Where Do You Go (La Bouche/No Mercy) - Benny, The Blade Squad.
Got A Man On My Mind (Boney M) - Ma Baker.
Blame It On The Rain (Milli Vanilli) - Rasputin, Janet, Ensemble.
When I Die (No Mercy) - Sunny, Rose.
Calendar Song (Boney M) - Ezra, Alani, Janet & Ensemble.
Let It All Be Music (Boney M) - Sunny, Rose, Shake, Asia, Pearl, Janet & Ensemble.
Rivers Of Babylon (Boney M) - Ensemble.

Changes during production
The carnival scene used to include more dialogue between the Subsonics, but was replaced with "The Calendar Song"
For the first few weeks of the show, it was not Naz who gave evidence against Benny, but Asia.
The parrot hanging above the audience used to be brought down during the finale, but now it isn't.
There used to be a big scene where the beatboxer from the subsonics suddenly started beatboxing on a bench and the other people from the subsonics started rapping but now they cut that out.

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Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Daddy Cool

Version 1

Daddy Cool (2006-09-Shaftesbury Theatre-London) (Original)
Durée : 4 mois 4 semaines
Nombre : 172 représentations
Première Preview : mardi 15 août 2006
Première : jeudi 21 septembre 2006
Dernière : samedi 17 février 2007
Mise en scène : Andy Goldberg
Chorégraphie : Sean Cheesman
Avec : Cast: Dwyane Wint (Sunny), Hope Augustus (Grandma Ella), Melanie La Barrie (Pearl), Camilla Beeput (Rose), Michelle Collins (Ma Baker), Emmanuel Sonubi (Johnny Cool), Harvey, Donovan F. Blackwood, Davie Fairbanks, Javine
Commentaires :
Daddy Cool was a compilation of songs by Boney M and other Frank Farian produced artists with the songs adapted to fit into an Anglo-Caribbean love-story somewhat indebted to the gangland rivalry of “West Side Story”. The show had a troubled start: the announced opening in May was postponed to enable “more creative time”, and it finally opened four months later, with previews from August 15th. Following mixed notices, it ran for nearly five months, closing on 17th February 2007.
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Version 2

Daddy Cool (2007-04-Boney M Theaterpalast-Berlin) (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 26 avril 2007
Première : jeudi 26 avril 2007
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Andy Goldberg
Chorégraphie : Sean Cheesman
Avec :
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Version 3

Daddy Cool (2011-09-Nederlandse Tour) (Nederlandse Tour)
Durée : 4 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : dimanche 25 septembre 2011
Première : dimanche 25 septembre 2011
Dernière : jeudi 26 janvier 2012
Mise en scène : Eddy Habbema
Chorégraphie : Gerald van Windt
Avec : Sunny … Ruben Heerenveen
Roos … Kim-Lian van der Meij
Ma Baker … Anne-Mieke Ruyten
Linda … Jetty Mathurin
Pearl … Joanne Telesford
Bennie … Alessandro Pierotti
Dominee … David Goncalves
Razta … Rogier Komproe
Alternate Sunny … Urvin Monte
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Principaux CD du musical

1) 2006-09-Original London Cast



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