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Second Stage Theatre - Broadway (Off) - Etats-Unis

Dates

Première Preview: jeudi 13 février 2003
Première: jeudi 13 février 2003
Dernière: dimanche 09 mars 2003

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Mise en scène:
Graciela Daniele
Chorégraphie:
Graciela Daniele
Avec:
Lea DeLaria (Cinder), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Marco), Marcy Harriell (Kathy), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Young Girl), Ken Marks (Mr. Bunder/Bodega Man), Hugh Panaro (Robert), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Charlotte), Eric Jordan Young (John Paul)

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"A LATTER DAY ANSWER TO 'COMPANY!' Adapted from two stories by Deborah Eisenberg, this stylish new musical has the jazzy, noirish feel of what is conventionally called the symphony of the city. As the wistful Charlotte, Jennifer Laura Thompson is charming. Her burnished voice lopes with bluesy suppleness through Mr. LaChiusa's swirling melodies."
— Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"A BRILLIANT NEW MUSICAL! LaChiusa's music ranges freely over many pop forms. Bruce Coughlin's bright orchestrations aptly unify the score's lively, eclectic sounds!"
— Michael Sommers, The Star-Ledger

"WONDERFUL WRITING AND WONDERFUL PERFORMING! LACHIUSA COMES EQUIPPED WITH TREMENDOUS TALENTS, WHICH FLOW FREELY HERE: His lyrics are wittily pointed and elegantly formed; his music inventively bends standard melodic patterns into unexpected shapes; he is sharp with observation, generous with compassion, and able to evoke volumes of experience in the flick of a single phrase.

"Director Graciela Daniele has given Little Fish a cleanly sculpted shape and a jittery post-911 atmosphere that are emphatically right for it.

"YOU COULDN'T FIND A MORE ENGAGING CAST! Thompson and Harriell are charming; DeLaria brings the monster roommate appalling conviction; and the supporting roles feature distinctive performers like Hugh Panaro, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Eric Jordan Young, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ken Marks."
— Michael Feingold, The Village Voice

"New York can be angst-inducing, especially for single women looking for love, trying to get in shape and giving up smoking all at the same time. Little Fish, the endearing new musical by Michael John LaChiusa at Second Stage Theatre, tells the story of Charlotte (Jennifer Laura Thompson), a young woman from upstate trying to find herself in the big city. Along the way, she tries to forget her evil ex-boyfriend and sleeps with her best friend's man. See it with a group of girlfriends."
— Daily News

Commentaire

The musical had a very short off-Broadway run in February 2003 and received an unenthusiastic response. The music and lyrics were recognised as complex and sophisticated, but it was generally felt to be self-consciously arty. However, LaChiusa’s talent is obvious and he is being spoken of as a natural successor to Stephen Sondheim.

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Version 1

Second Stage Theatre à Broadway (Off) (Original)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeu 13 février 2003
Première : jeu 13 février 2003
Dernière : dim 09 mars 2003
Mise en scène : Graciela Daniele
Chorégraphie : Graciela Daniele
Avec : Lea DeLaria (Cinder), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Marco), Marcy Harriell (Kathy), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Young Girl), Ken Marks (Mr. Bunder/Bodega Man), Hugh Panaro (Robert), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Charlotte), Eric Jordan Young (John Paul)
Commentaires : The musical had a very short off-Broadway run in February 2003 and received an unenthusiastic response. The music and lyrics were recognised as complex and sophisticated, but it was generally felt to be self-consciously arty. However, LaChiusa’s talent is obvious and he is being spoken of as a natural successor to Stephen Sondheim.
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Version 2

Finborough Theatre à Londres (Original London)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mar 27 octobre 2009
Première : jeu 29 octobre 2009
Dernière : sam 21 novembre 2009
Mise en scène : Adam Lenson
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Julia Worsley (Charlotte), Michael Cantwell (Robert), Lee William-Davis (Marco), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Kathy), Katie Foster-Barnes (Anne), Nick Holder, Alana Maria, Ashley Campbell.
Commentaires :
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Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

When Charlotte decides to give up smoking, she doesn't realise quite how difficult it will be. As she attempts to fill her nicotine-starved days, the events of a troubled past slowly begin to resurface; an abusive ex-boyfriend, a new life in New York, a bizarre roommate and a boss who is a little too hands on. As her emotional debris accumulates, we see Charlotte's vivid memories juxtaposed against her present day life. But even with her friends trying to help, can this Little Fish learn to survive in a pond as big as New York City?

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Génèse du musical

The musical premiered off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre in New York City on February 13, 2003 and closed on March 9, 2003. Directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, it starred Jennifer Laura Thompson in the lead role of Charlotte, and featured Hugh Panaro as Robert, Lea DeLaria as Cinder, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Marco.

Alice Ripley starred, with Gregory Jbara and Chad Kimball, in a production running from October 9, 2007 to November 18, 2007 at The Blank Theatre, Hollywood, California.

The Europen premiere was at the Finborough Theatre, London, from October 27, 2009 through November 21. The production was produced by JQ Productions and directed by Adam Lenson, with the cast featuring Ashley Campbell, Michael Cantwell, Katie Foster-Barnes, Nick Holder, Alana Maria, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Lee William- Davis and Julia Worsley.

 

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Liste des chansons

Opening: Days
Robert
It's A Sign
The Pool (Part 1)
Lockerroom (Part 1)
Winter Is Here/The Pool (Part 2)
Short Story
Perfect
John Paul/Disco
He
Cigarette Dream
Flotsam
Lockerroom 2
I Ran
The Track (Part 1)
Mr. Bunder/By The Way
Remember Me
Anne
Little Fish
Poor Charlotte
The Track (Part 2)
Flotsam Reprise
Simple Creature
Gallery/Perfect Reprise
In Two's and Three's

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Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Little Fish

Version 1

Little Fish (2003-02-Second Stage Theatre-Off Broadway) (Original)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 13 février 2003
Première : jeudi 13 février 2003
Dernière : dimanche 09 mars 2003
Mise en scène : Graciela Daniele
Chorégraphie : Graciela Daniele
Avec : Lea DeLaria (Cinder), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Marco), Marcy Harriell (Kathy), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Young Girl), Ken Marks (Mr. Bunder/Bodega Man), Hugh Panaro (Robert), Jennifer Laura Thompson (Charlotte), Eric Jordan Young (John Paul)
Commentaires :
The musical had a very short off-Broadway run in February 2003 and received an unenthusiastic response. The music and lyrics were recognised as complex and sophisticated, but it was generally felt to be self-consciously arty. However, LaChiusa’s talent is obvious and he is being spoken of as a natural successor to Stephen Sondheim.
En savoir plus sur cette version

Version 2

Little Fish (2009-10-Finborough Theatre-London) (Original London)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 27 octobre 2009
Première : jeudi 29 octobre 2009
Dernière : samedi 21 novembre 2009
Mise en scène : Adam Lenson
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Julia Worsley (Charlotte), Michael Cantwell (Robert), Lee William-Davis (Marco), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Kathy), Katie Foster-Barnes (Anne), Nick Holder, Alana Maria, Ashley Campbell.
En savoir plus sur cette version

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