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Minskoff Theatre - Broadway - Etats-Unis

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Première Preview: samedi 16 avril 1983
Première: mercredi 11 mai 1983
Dernière: mercredi 11 mai 1983

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Artistes

Mise en scène:
Alan Jay Lerner
Chorégraphie:
Billy Wilson
Avec:
Harry Aikens … Len Cariou
Cynthia Brookfield-Bailey … Liz Robertson
Dr. Josef Winkler … George Rose
Charles Castleton … Brent Barrett
Ice Skater … Colleen Ashton
Roger Butterfield … Don Chastain
Captain Meuller … Noel Craig
Rink Attendant … James Fatta
Reverend Oliver Boyle … I.M. Hobson
Contessa Carla Pirianno … Elizabeth Hubbard
Edward Dunlop … Jeff Keller
Heinrich Halloway … Joseph Kolinski
Bellboy … Philip Mollet
Johannes Hartog … Reuben Singer
Waiter … Brian Sutherland
Hester Boyle … Joyce Worsley
Violinist … James Fatta
Harry … Philip Mollet
Cynthia's Double (Pas de deux) … Robin Stephens
Harry's Double (Pas de deux) … Brian Sutherland
Harry … Peter Wandel
A Rich Man … James Fatta
Bebe (The Delights) … Cheryl Howard
Shirley (The Delights) … Diane Pennington
Elaine (The Delights) … Alyson Reed

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CD de cette production

1983-04-Original Broadway Cast

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Date de sortie:
1983-04-??
Type de CD:
Stage Cast •
Nombre de CD:
1 pour un total de 20 tracks
Artistes:
Brent Barrett, Len Cariou, Don Chastain, Noel Craig, I.M. Hobson, Cheryl Howard, Elizabeth Hubbard, Jeff Keller, Joseph Kolinski, Diane Pennington, Alyson Reed, Liz Robertson, George Rose, David Sabin, Joyce Worsley
Tracks:
01. Overture
02. It Never Would've Worked
03. Happy, Happy New Year
04. No Man Is Worth It
05. What Are You Going to Do About It?
06. Woman Who Thinks I'm Wonderful
07. Pas de Deux / There's Never Been Anything Like Us
08. Another Life
09. Why Can't the World Go and Leave Us Alone?
10. He Always Comes Home to Me
11. I Got a New Girl
12. Dance a Little Closer
13. There's Always One You Can't Forget
14. Entr'acte / Homesick
15. Mad
16. I Don't Know / Anyone Who Loves
17. Auf Wiederseh'n
18. I Never Want to See You Again
19. On Top of the World
20. Finale (Dance a Little Closer)
Commentaires:
The shortest running music ever co-authored by Alan Jay Lerner, Dance a Little Closer closed the night it opened (and was referred to derisively by Broadway wags as "Close a Little Faster"). That was probably a bit unfair, as the cast album reveals -- perhaps it was a bit ahead of its time, a musical adaptation of Robert E. Sherwood's Idiot's Delight being ahead of a pop culture curve that would turn such '30s-based properties as Chicago into mega-hits on-stage 15 years later, and the book was weak, as most critics pointed out at the time. But the Charles Strouse score has many virtues, and several of the Lerner/Strouse songs -- "Carmelina," "Dance a Little Closer," "No Man Is Worth It," "A Woman Who Thinks I'm Wonderful," "There's Always One You Can't Forget," and, especially, "Another Life," to name just six -- were deserving of a wider hearing, perhaps in a better show. Amazingly, for a widely anticipated flop, a cast recording was made, and is well worth tracking down. That's Entertainment Records has produced this CD very nicely, with good annotation (including recollections by Strouse of his collaboration with Lerner, who died soon after the production closed), and excellent sound. Len Cariou, Liz Robertson, and George Rose acquit themselves well throughout, and the mere existence of this artifact of a notable failure by two major creative lights of the theater makes it essential listening. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi All Music Guide

 

D'autres versions de cette oeuvre

Version 1

Minskoff Theatre à Broadway (Original)
Durée :
Nombre : 25 previews - 1 représentations
Première Preview : sam 16 avril 1983
Première : mer 11 mai 1983
Dernière : mer 11 mai 1983
Mise en scène : Alan Jay Lerner
Chorégraphie : Billy Wilson
Avec : Harry Aikens … Len Cariou
Cynthia Brookfield-Bailey … Liz Robertson
Dr. Josef Winkler … George Rose
Charles Castleton … Brent Barrett
Ice Skater … Colleen Ashton
Roger Butterfield … Don Chastain
Captain Meuller … Noel Craig
Rink Attendant … James Fatta
Reverend Oliver Boyle … I.M. Hobson
Contessa Carla Pirianno … Elizabeth Hubbard
Edward Dunlop … Jeff Keller
Heinrich Halloway … Joseph Kolinski
Bellboy … Philip Mollet
Johannes Hartog … Reuben Singer
Waiter … Brian Sutherland
Hester Boyle … Joyce Worsley
Violinist … James Fatta
Harry … Philip Mollet
Cynthia's Double (Pas de deux) … Robin Stephens
Harry's Double (Pas de deux) … Brian Sutherland
Harry … Peter Wandel
A Rich Man … James Fatta
Bebe (The Delights) … Cheryl Howard
Shirley (The Delights) … Diane Pennington
Elaine (The Delights) … Alyson Reed
Commentaires :
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Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

Harry Aikens, a down-at-heel supper club entertainer warms again to an old flame, Cynthia Brookfield-Bailey, when they are both ensconced in an Austrian hotel on New Year's Eve awaiting World War III. Cynthia was the mistress of a man who bore a remarkable resemblance to the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.

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Particularités

1 Dance a Little Closer peut-être considéré comme un Flop musical

 

Historique du musical

Inspiration

Based on Idiot's Delight by Robert E. Sherwood

Génèse du musical

The musical opened on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre on May 11, 1983, where it closed after one performance and twenty-five previews. Directed by Lerner and choreographed by Billy Wilson, the cast included Len Cariou, Liz Robertson, George Rose, Don Chastain, Brent Barrett, and Alyson Reed. Showbusiness insiders dubbed it "Dance a Little Faster...Close a Little Sooner."

In his New York Times review Frank Rich described it as "a huge, extravagant mishmash . . . that seems to have taken on a rampaging, self-destructive life of its own," a sentiment similar to those expressed by the other critics.

An original cast recording is available on CD.

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

Act I
It Never Would've Worked
Happy, Happy New Year
No Man is Worth It
What are You Going to Do About It?
A Woman Who Thinks I'm Wonderful
Pas de Deux
There's Never Been Anything Like Us
Another Life
Why Can't the World Go and Leave Us Alone?
He Always Comes Home to Me
I Got a New Girl
Dance a Little Closer
There's Always One You Can't Forget

Act II
Homesick
Mad
I Don't Know
Auf Wiedersehen
I Never Want to See You Again
On Top of the World
I Got a New Girl (Reprise)
Dance a Little Closer (Reprise)

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Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Dance a Little Closer

Version 1

Dance a Little Closer (1983-04-Minskoff Theatre-Broadway) (Original)
Durée :
Nombre : 25 previews - 1 représentations
Première Preview : samedi 16 avril 1983
Première : mercredi 11 mai 1983
Dernière : mercredi 11 mai 1983
Mise en scène : Alan Jay Lerner
Chorégraphie : Billy Wilson
Avec : Harry Aikens … Len Cariou
Cynthia Brookfield-Bailey … Liz Robertson
Dr. Josef Winkler … George Rose
Charles Castleton … Brent Barrett
Ice Skater … Colleen Ashton
Roger Butterfield … Don Chastain
Captain Meuller … Noel Craig
Rink Attendant … James Fatta
Reverend Oliver Boyle … I.M. Hobson
Contessa Carla Pirianno … Elizabeth Hubbard
Edward Dunlop … Jeff Keller
Heinrich Halloway … Joseph Kolinski
Bellboy … Philip Mollet
Johannes Hartog … Reuben Singer
Waiter … Brian Sutherland
Hester Boyle … Joyce Worsley
Violinist … James Fatta
Harry … Philip Mollet
Cynthia's Double (Pas de deux) … Robin Stephens
Harry's Double (Pas de deux) … Brian Sutherland
Harry … Peter Wandel
A Rich Man … James Fatta
Bebe (The Delights) … Cheryl Howard
Shirley (The Delights) … Diane Pennington
Elaine (The Delights) … Alyson Reed
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Mais aussi, quelques versions régionales ou mineures, ... de Dance a Little Closer

 

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Principaux CD du musical

1) 1983-04-Original Broadway Cast



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