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Imperial Theatre - Broadway - Etats-Unis

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Première Preview: mardi 16 septembre 2003
Première: jeudi 16 octobre 2003
Dernière: dimanche 12 septembre 2004

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Mise en scène:
Philip William McKinley
Chorégraphie:
Joey McKneely
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2003-09-Original Broadway Cast

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Date de sortie:
2003-09-??
Type de CD:
Stage Cast •
Nombre de CD:
1 pour un total de 26 tracks
Artistes:
Leslie Alexander, Brad Anderson, Todd Anderson, Stephanie J. Block, Victoria Lecta Cave, Kelly Crandall, Naleah Dey, Nicholas Dromard, Jarrod Emick, Mitchel David Federan, Timothy A. Fitzgerald, Beth Fowler, Christopher Freeman, Tyler Hanes, Jessica Hartman, Colleen Hawks, John Hill, Curtis Holbrook, Hugh Jackman, Pamela Jordan, Isabel Keating, Tari Kelly, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Heather Laws, Brian J. Marcum, Michael Mulheren, Jennifer Savelli, Matthew Stocke
Tracks:
01. The Lives of Me -- Hugh Jackman
02. When I Get My Name in Lights [Legs Diamond] -- Mitchel David Federan
03. When I Get My Name In Lights (Reprise) [Legs Diamond] -- Hugh Jackman
04. Love Crazy -- Hugh Jackman
05. All I Wanted Was the Dream [Legs Diamond] -- Isabel Keating
06. Only an Older Woman [Legs Diamond] -- Hugh Jackman
07. Best That You Can Do -- Hugh Jackman
08. Don't Wish Too Hard -- Isabel Keating
09. Come Save Me -- Hugh Jackman
10. Continental American -- Pamela Jordan
11. She Loves to Hear the Music -- Stephanie J. Block
12. Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage -- Hugh Jackman
13. I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love -- Hugh Jackman
14. Not the Boy Next Door -- Hugh Jackman
15. Bi-Coastal -- Hugh Jackman
16. If You Were Wondering -- Hugh Jackman
17. Everything Old Is New Again -- Hugh Jackman
18. Everything Old Is New Again (Reprise) -- Michael Mulheren
19. Love Don't Need a Reason -- Hugh Jackman
20. I Honestly Love You -- Jarrod Emick
21. You and Me -- Hugh Jackman
22. I Still Call Australia Home -- Hugh Jackman
23. Don't Cry Out Loud -- Beth Fowler
24. Once Before I Go -- Hugh Jackman
25. Finale: I Go to Rio -- Hugh Jackman
26. Tenterfield Saddler -- Hugh Jackman
Commentaires:
Barnes & Noble
Australia’s favorite son, the flamboyant performer Peter Allen, may have had his highest profile in the late '70s, but his legacy lives on in the many quality songs his name is attached to as composer, including “ I Honestly Love You,” “I Go to Rio,” “Everything Old Is New Again,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” and “I’d Rather Leave when I’m in Love.” Each of those songs, plus plenty of other Allen gems, is heard on the highly entertaining cast album of The Boy from Oz, featuring Hugh Jackman as Allen. The show’s featured songs echo Allen’s career and personal life, including a short-lived marriage to Liza Minnelli, presenting a modern showbiz tale of the mercurial nature of fame and romance. With the legendary producer Phil Ramone behind the boards, this cast album has a snap, as well as a poignancy, that should resonate with listeners who remember Allen, as well as those who are coming to his music for the first time. William Pearl

All Music Guide
It was entirely appropriate that, on October 16, 2003, The Boy from Oz became the first Australian musical to reach Broadway. The show, which played for two years in Sydney after opening there in 1998, tells the life story of Peter Allen, the Australian-born singer/songwriter who achieved his greatest fame in New York, even starring in his own Broadway musical, Legs Diamond, in 1988. That show opened to disastrous reviews, but the notices for The Boy from Oz were more favorable, particularly with regard to the star, Hugh Jackman, the Australian film actor who had also previously performed musicals in Australia and London. Critics had less use for the rest of the show, however. Allen's biography has certain advantages and disadvantages as a stage vehicle. It is certainly full of dramatic event, as the singer rises from humble beginnings to television success in Australia, then is taken under the wing of Judy Garland and marries her daughter, Liza Minnelli, later developing a cabaret career in the U.S. that culminates in performances at Radio City Music Hall, before dying of AIDS. But for a general audience likely to know Allen, if at all, only through the songs he wrote, among them the Olivia Newton-John hit "I Honestly Love You," he is in danger of being overshadowed by his better-known mother-in-law and wife. And that's where the charismatic Jackman comes in, balancing out that equation with his performing verve. On record, of course, one gets only the songs, not the story. So, the original Broadway cast album of The Boy from Oz is essentially a Peter Allen greatest-hits collection, as sung by Jackman, with appearances by Isabel Keating as Garland, and Stephanie J. Block as Minnelli. Thankfully, Allen's music, which has been shoe-horned into the plot in the same way that ABBA's was in Mamma Mia!, works much better than ABBA's does; some of it was actually written as Broadway show music, and most of the rest might as well have been. It's better just to forget that Judy Garland died before the songs Keating is given to sing were even written, and that Minnelli never sang her songs here, either. Both Keating and Block do credible jobs without resorting to parody. But it's Jackman who is the real focus, and he performs well. Ironically, some of Allen's best-known songs have been given to others: Jarrod Emick, as Allen's boyfriend, sings "I Honestly Love You" (from beyond the grave, as it happens, but let's just forget that, too), and Beth Fowler, as his mother, sings "Don't Cry Out Loud." But Jackman is equally convincing on the up-tempo songs such as "I Go to Rio," and the ballads he does get to perform. The album deletes one song heard on-stage, "Sure Thing Baby," and adds a "bonus track" not actually performed in the show: the autobiographical "Tenterfield Saddler." Since the latter is one of Allen's best songs, and certainly his most personal, it's hard to complain about that. It's only too bad no place was found for the song in the production. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

 

D'autres versions de cette oeuvre

Version 1

Her Majesty's Theatre à Sydney (Original)
Durée : 2 ans 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 766 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeu 05 mars 1998
Dernière : dim 16 avril 2000
Mise en scène : Gale Edwards
Chorégraphie : Anthony Van Laast
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Version 2

Imperial Theatre à Broadway (Original Broadway)
Durée : 11 mois
Nombre : 32 previews - 364 représentations
Première Preview : mar 16 septembre 2003
Première : jeu 16 octobre 2003
Dernière : dim 12 septembre 2004
Mise en scène : Philip William McKinley
Chorégraphie : Joey McKneely
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Version 3

Australian Tour à (Original)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeu 03 août 2006
Dernière : dim 10 septembre 2006
Mise en scène : Kenny Ortega
Chorégraphie : Kenny Ortega • Kelley Abbey
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Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Particularités

1 Boy from Oz (The) peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de Peter Allen

 

Historique du musical

Génèse du musical

1998, création australienne)
The production had its world premiere, directed by Gale Edwards, at Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney, Australia, on 5 March 1998 and toured Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, playing to over 1.2 million theatre patrons. It ran for a total 766 performances over two years. The production starred showman Todd McKenney as Peter Allen and The Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphlett as Judy Garland.

2003, Broadway
The Boy from Oz was the first Australian musical to reach Broadway. It started previews at the Imperial Theatre on 16 September 2003, opened on 16 October 2003 and closed on 12 September 2004, at the end of Hugh Jackman's contract. It was adapted for the American audience by playwright Martin Sherman, who removed some of the Australianisms (such as 'jackaroo') and expanded the role of U.S. characters Garland and Minnelli. The show played 32 previews and 365 performances. Directed by Philip William McKinley, with choreography by Joey McKneely, it starred Jackman as Peter Allen, Isabel Keating as Judy Garland, Stephanie J. Block as Liza Minnelli, Beth Fowler as Marion Woolnough, Jarrod Emick as Peter's AIDS-stricken lover Greg Connell, and John Hill as Mark Herron (Judy's husband). Jackman won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, and Keating won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. The show also received nominations for four other Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Despite the accolades, Ben Brantley of The New York Times panned the show, calling it an "indisputably bogus show"

2006, Australian arena tour
The Boy from Oz returned to Australia from 3 August 2006 to 10 September 2006 in a new production especially designed for the arena stage (audiences of over 10,000 people), called Boy from Oz Arena Spectacular. Directed by Kenny Ortega, Hugh Jackman reprised his New York role as Peter Allen. He was joined by Australian actresses Chrissy Amphlett and Angela Toohey, reprising their roles as Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. Shardyn Fahey-Leigh played the role of Young Peter Allen with Dylan Speedy. Rarmian Newton and Joshua Waiss Gates, both of whom later starred in Billy Elliot the Musical, were understudies in the Australian production. Peter's mother, Marion, was played by Colleen Hewett. The show had a support cast of 40 singer-dancers and a 25-piece orchestra.

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

Acte I
The Lives of Me - Peter Allen
When I Get My Name in Lights - Boy and Ensemble
When I Get My Name in Lights (Reprise) - Peter
Love Crazy - Chris Bell, Peter and Ensemble (Allen & Adrienne Anderson)
Waltzing Matilda - Peter and Chris (in Mandarin)
All I Wanted Was the Dream - Judy Garland
Only an Older Woman - Judy, Peter, Chris and Mark Herron
Best That You Can Do - Peter and Liza Minnelli (by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Allen & Christopher Cross)
Don't Wish Too Hard - Judy (music by Allen, lyrics by Sager)
Come Save Me - Liza and Peter
Continental American - Peter and Ensemble (music by Allen, lyrics by Sager)
She Loves to Hear the Music - Liza and Ensemble (music by Allen, lyrics by Sager)
Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage - Peter and Judy (music by Allen, lyrics by Sager)
I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love - Liza and Peter (music by Allen, lyrics by Sager)
Not the Boy Next Door - Peter and Marion Woolnough (music by Allen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford)

Acte II
Bi-Coastal - Peter and Trio (written by Allen, David Foster & Tom Keane)
If You Were Wondering - Peter and Greg Connell
Sure Thing Baby - Dee Anthony, Greg, Peter, Trio and Male Ensemble
Everything Old is New Again - Peter and The Rockettes (music by Allen, lyrics by Sager)
Everything Old is New Again (Reprise) - Marion, Dee and Greg (music by Allen, lyrics by Sager)
Love Don't Need a Reason [2] - Peter and Greg (by Allen, Michael Callen & Marsha Malamet)
I Honestly Love You - Greg (by Allen & Jeff Barry)
You and Me - Liza and Peter (music by Allen, lyrics by Sager)
I Still Call Australia Home - Peter and Ensemble
Don't Cry Out Loud - Marion (music by Allen, lyrics by Sager)
Once Before I Go - Peter
I Go to Rio - Peter and Company (by Allen & Anderson)

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Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Boy from Oz (The)

Version 1

Boy from Oz (The) (1998-03-Her Majesty's Theatre-Sydney) (Original)
Durée : 2 ans 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 766 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeudi 05 mars 1998
Dernière : dimanche 16 avril 2000
Mise en scène : Gale Edwards
Chorégraphie : Anthony Van Laast
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Version 2

Boy from Oz (The) (2003-09-Imperial Theatre-Broadway) (Original Broadway)
Durée : 11 mois
Nombre : 32 previews - 364 représentations
Première Preview : mardi 16 septembre 2003
Première : jeudi 16 octobre 2003
Dernière : dimanche 12 septembre 2004
Mise en scène : Philip William McKinley
Chorégraphie : Joey McKneely
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Version 3

Boy from Oz (The) (2006-08-Australian Arena Tour) (Original)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeudi 03 août 2006
Dernière : dimanche 10 septembre 2006
Mise en scène : Kenny Ortega
Chorégraphie : Kenny Ortega • Kelley Abbey
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Principaux CD du musical

1) 1998-03-Australian Cast

2) 2003-09-Original Broadway Cast



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