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Sophisticated Ladies (1981)

Compositeur: Duke Ellington

Parolier: *** Divers

Librettiste: Donald McKayle

A sung-through collection of 35 Duke Ellington numbers, with a 12 piece band onstage and a dozen performers singing and dancing their hearts out.

Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Particularités

1 Sophisticated Ladies peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de Duke Ellington

 

Historique du musical

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

ACT I
1."I've Got To Be a Rug Cutter" (1937) (Music and Lyrics by Duke Ellington.)
2."Music Is a Woman" (Based on "Jubilee Stomp" 1928) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by John Guare.)
3."The Mooche" (1929) (Music by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills.)
4."Hit Me With a Hot Note (and Watch Me Bounce)" (1945) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Don George.)
5."Prelude to a-Kiss" (1938) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Irving Gordon and Irving Mills.)
6."I Love You Madly" (1950) (Music and Lyrics by Duke Ellington.)
7."Perdido" (1971) (Music and Lyrics by Juan Tizol, Ervin Drake, Hans Lengsfelder.)
8."Fat and Forty" (Music and Lyrics by Al Hibbler and Duke Ellington.) Replaced during the run and for subsequent tour by: "Everything But You" (1945) (Music by Duke Ellington, Harry James. Lyrics by Don George.)
9."It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (1929) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Irving Mills.)
10."Bli-Blip" (1941) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills.)
11."Cotton Tail" (1940) (Music by Duke Ellington.)
12."Take the "A" Train" (1941) (Music by Billy Strayhorn.)
13."Solitude" (1934) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Eddie DeLange and Irving Mills.)
14."Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (1942) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Bob Russell.)
15."I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" (from Cotton Club Parade, 1938) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Irving Mills and John Redmond.)
16."Caravan" (1937) (Music by Duke Ellington and Juan Tizot. Lyrics by Irving Mills.)
17."Something to Live For" (1939) (Music and Lyrics by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn)
18."Old Man Blues" (1930) (Music and Lyrics by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills.)
19."Drop Me Off in Harlem" (1933) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Nick Kenny.)
20."Rockin' in Rhythm" (from Earl Carroll's Vanities of 1932) (Music by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Harry Canvey.)


ACT 2
1."Duke's Place" (1957) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Bill Katz and Robert Thiele.)
2."Diminuendo in Blue" (1942) (Music by Duke Ellington.)
3."In a Sentimental Mood" (1935) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Manny Kurtz and Irving Mills.)
4."I'm Beginning to See the Light" (1944) (Music and Lyrics by Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnnie Hodges, Harry James.)
5."Satin Doll" (1958) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Billy Strayhorn and Johnny Mercer.)
6."Just Squeeze Me" (1946) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Lee Gaines.)
7."Dancers in Love" (1945) (Music by Duke Ellington.)
8."Echoes of Harlem" (1936) (Music by Duke Ellington.)
9."I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So" (1945) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Mack David.)
10."Hey Baby" (1946) (Music and Lyrics by Duke Ellington.)
11."Imagine My Frustration" (1966) (Music and Lyrics by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Gerald Wilson.)
12."Kinda Dukish" (1955) (Music by Duke Ellington.)
13."Ko-Ko" (1939) (Music by Duke Ellington.)
14."I'm Checking Out Goombye" (1939) (Music and Lyrics by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.)
15."Do Nothing 'Til You Hear from Me" (1943) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by.Bob Russell)
"I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" (from JUmp For Joy, 1941) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.)
16."Mood Indigo" (1931) (Music by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Albany "Barney" Bigard.)
17."Sophisticated Lady" (1933) (Music by Duke Ellington. Lyrics by Mitchell Parish and Irving Mills.)
18."It Don't Mean a Thing" (reprise)

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Versions du musical

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Version 1

Sophisticated Ladies (1981-03-Lunt-Fontanne Theatre-Broadway) (Original)
Durée : 1 an 10 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 16 previews - 767 représentations
Première Preview : lundi 16 février 1981
Première : dimanche 01 mars 1981
Dernière : dimanche 02 janvier 1983
Mise en scène : Michael Smuin
Chorégraphie : Michael Smuin • Donald McKayle
Avec : Priscilla Baskerville, Hinton Battle, P. J. Benjamin, Gregg Burge, Mercedes Ellington, Gregory Hines, Phyllis Hyman, Judith Jamison, Terri Klausner, Mercer Ellington
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Version 2

Sophisticated Ladies (1992-01-Globe Theatre-London) (Revival)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre : 24 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : lundi 06 janvier 1992
Dernière : samedi 25 janvier 1992
Mise en scène : Roger Haines
Chorégraphie : Gillian Gregory
Avec : Jacquie Boatswain, Sergio Covino, Jacqueline Dankworth, Janie Dee, Jacqui Dubois, Martin Eyre, Dollie Henry, Horace Oliver, Neil Patterson, Jon Peterson, Rebecca Thornhill, Richie Pitts
Commentaires :
The London show simply failed to catch on, and closed within three weeks.
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