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Dessa Rose ()

Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre
New-York - Etats-Unis

21/03/2005 > 29/05/2005

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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre - New-York - Etats-Unis

Dates

Première Preview: jeudi 17 février 2005
Première: lundi 21 mars 2005
Dernière: dimanche 29 mai 2005

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Artistes

Mise en scène:
Graciela Daniele
Chorégraphie:
Graciela Daniele
Avec:
Dessa Rose … LaChanze
Ruth … Rachel York
Rose, et al. … Tina Fabrique
Ruth's mother, et al. … Rebecca Eichenberger
Dorcas, et al. … Kecia Lewis
Kaine, et al. … Eric Jordan Young
Sheriff Hughes, et al. … David Hess
Adam Nehemiah … Michael Hayden
Robert Steele, et al. … William Parry
Nathan … Norm Lewis
Harker, et al. … James Stovall
Field Hand, et al. … Soara-Joye Ross

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2005-03-Original Off-Broadway Cast

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Date de sortie:
2005-03-??
Type de CD:
Stage Cast •
Nombre de CD:
2 pour un total de 68 tracks
Artistes:
Rebecca Eichenberger, Tina Fabrique, Michael Hayden, David Hess, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis, Norm Lewis, William Parry, Soara-Joye Ross, James Stovall, Rachel York, Eric Jordan Young
Tracks:
DISC 1
1. We Are Descended
02. Comin' Down the Quarters
03. Ol' Banjar
04. Oh, Slavery Didn't Do Away...
05. Something of My Own
06. Watch Your Step, Mr. Nehemiah...
07. Ink
08. Hey Hey, Hey Hey...
09. You Had No Call to Break That...
10. Why You Kill Him?...
11. The Gold Band
12. See Them Stars...
13. Little Star
14. Hey, Pretty Girl...
15. The Gold Band (Conclusion)
16. Ladies
17. Bertie's Waltz
18. At the Glen
19. Good Afternoon, Odessa...
20. Observations on the Farmed Devil Woman...
21. Catpure the Girl
22. Janet? Philip?...
23. The People on Her Place...
24. Miss. We Was Only
25. Fly Away
26. That's the First Time...
27. I'm Sorry, Master...
28. Fly Away (Conclusion) / How Long Will It Be?
29. Dessa Rose Escapes Nehemiah
30. Terrible
31. Mmm... Mmm...
32. Obstinate Little Fool...
33. Their Eyes Are Clear, Blue Like Sky
34. This Baby Don't Need No Name
35. Twelve Children

DISC 2
01. Noah's Dove
02. Through Talking to Nathan...
03. Why Y'all Call Her Devil Woman?...
04. It Was Then I Knew...
05. Fly Away (Reprise)
06. Ah, Look There!...
07. The Scheme
08. Nathan Thinks We Might Could...
09. Why Miz Ruth...
10. In the Bend of My Arm
11. Miz... Nathan! Nathan!...
12. Better If I Died
13. Ten Petticoats
14. We Organized to Go...
15. Just Over the Line
16. Now Things Was Going...
17. A Pleasure
18. That Mr. Oscar Is...
19. Not If Your Tongue Gets Loose...
20. I Understood...
21. White Milk and Red Blood
22. They Tell You About...
23. Anna, I Swear You Are As Slow As Molasses...
24. It Was Just Like Her...
25. Master, Master...
26. S'caped...
27. I Don't Want Your Money, Child
28. Sheriff, Thias Gal Ain't Got...
29. Sheriff, I Got...
30. No. No! Look Here...
31. Mistress, I...
32. We Are Descended
33. Just Over the Line
Commentaires:
Lyricist/librettist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty's musical Dessa Rose is in some ways reminiscent of their stage adaptation of Ragtime in that it tells interweaving stories of black and white Americans and their confrontation with racism. Nominally speaking, Ragtime was the larger scale work, encompassing a huge cast, playing in a Broadway theater, and also taking on the immigrant experience in America. But Dessa Rose, which opened at the off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in New York's Lincoln Center on March 21, 2005, and ran through May 29, is described by annotator Ira Weitzman as a "folk opera", the term originally coined for Porgy and Bess, and this two-hour, full-length recording of the show, dialogue included, reveals that its artistic goals are at least as lofty as those of Ragtime. In her 1986 novel, Sherley Anne Williams created a fictional story combining the lives of two real-life women living in the South during the mid-19th century, a pregnant slave girl who incited a slave rebellion and a white woman, left alone on a plantation by her profligate husband, who harbored runaway slaves. Ahrens' adaptation finds both women, in old age, retelling their story, such that leads LaChanze, as Dessa Rose, and Rachel York, as Ruth, are forced to change back and forth from their old to their young selves, sometimes in the same scene. The story is heavily melodramatic, as the saintly African-American characters and the white woman who joins them struggle against the monstrous white men who enslave them, torture them, and try to rape them. The plot strains credulity at times, but it is less important than that, by the end, the bond of sisterhood overcomes barriers of race and jealousy. Flaherty's music naturally makes much use of 19th century American popular styles, from folk songs to society waltzes, with a heavy debt to Stephen Foster. The cast is talented and enthusiastic, lending a degree of authenticity to a work that otherwise might come across as contrived. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi All Music Guide

 

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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre à New-York (Original)
Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeu 17 février 2005
Première : lun 21 mars 2005
Dernière : dim 29 mai 2005
Mise en scène : Graciela Daniele
Chorégraphie : Graciela Daniele
Avec : Dessa Rose … LaChanze
Ruth … Rachel York
Rose, et al. … Tina Fabrique
Ruth's mother, et al. … Rebecca Eichenberger
Dorcas, et al. … Kecia Lewis
Kaine, et al. … Eric Jordan Young
Sheriff Hughes, et al. … David Hess
Adam Nehemiah … Michael Hayden
Robert Steele, et al. … William Parry
Nathan … Norm Lewis
Harker, et al. … James Stovall
Field Hand, et al. … Soara-Joye Ross
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