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Rags (1986)

Kenneth More Theatre
Londres - Angleterre

17/11/1992 > //

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Kenneth More Theatre - Londres - Angleterre

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Première Preview: Inconnu
Première: mardi 17 novembre 1992
Dernière: Inconnu

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Mise en scène:
Vivian Ellacott
Chorégraphie:
Loraine Porter
Avec:
Laura Nayman (Rebecca), Adam Perl/Simon Parsons (David), Jason Belne (Nathan Hershkowitz), Philip Halpin (Saul), Joann Kenny (Bella Cohen), James Norris (Avram), Jeremy Lynch (Ben Levitowitz), Simon Curtis, Sally Woodfield

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“Rags” opened on Broadway on August 21st 1986 and closed three nights and one matinee later - by any reckoning a major flop. Between the matinee and evening on the last day the cast organised a protest march down Broadway calling for the show to be saved. Seven months after it closed most of the cast were re-assembled to make a recording of music from the show (though the original leading lady, opera singer Teresa Stratas, was not available and was replaced by another opera diva, Julia Migenes.) This CD earned much respect and led to a much smaller-scale (two pianos only) version being re-written for the off-Broadway American Jewish Theatre in the summer of 1991.
This production at the Kenneth More Theatre was the British premiere, and was re-assembled with bits from both previous American versions. It attracted much interest and was attended by several British and European managers with a view to further European productions. Sadly, none materialised.

 

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Version 1

Mark Hellinger Theatre à Broadway (Original)
Durée :
Nombre : 18 previews - 4 représentations
Première Preview : mar 05 août 1986
Première : jeu 21 août 1986
Dernière : sam 23 août 1986
Mise en scène : Gene Saks
Chorégraphie : Ron Field
Avec : Teresa Stratas (Rebecca Hershkowitz), Larry Kert (Nathan Hershkowitz), Lonny Price (Ben), Judy Kuhn (Bella Cohen), Dick Latessa (Avram Cohen), Marcia Lewis (Rachel Halpern), Terrence Mann (Saul, a union organizer)
Commentaires :
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Version 2

Kenneth More Theatre à Londres (Original London)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : mar 17 novembre 1992
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Vivian Ellacott
Chorégraphie : Loraine Porter
Avec : Laura Nayman (Rebecca), Adam Perl/Simon Parsons (David), Jason Belne (Nathan Hershkowitz), Philip Halpin (Saul), Joann Kenny (Bella Cohen), James Norris (Avram), Jeremy Lynch (Ben Levitowitz), Simon Curtis, Sally Woodfield
Commentaires : “Rags” opened on Broadway on August 21st 1986 and closed three nights and one matinee later - by any reckoning a major flop. Between the matinee and evening on the last day the cast organised a protest march down Broadway calling for the show to be saved. Seven months after it closed most of the cast were re-assembled to make a recording of music from the show (though the original leading lady, opera singer Teresa Stratas, was not available and was replaced by another opera diva, Julia Migenes.) This CD earned much respect and led to a much smaller-scale (two pianos only) version being re-written for the off-Broadway American Jewish Theatre in the summer of 1991.
This production at the Kenneth More Theatre was the British premiere, and was re-assembled with bits from both previous American versions. It attracted much interest and was attended by several British and European managers with a view to further European productions. Sadly, none materialised.
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Version 3

Spitalfields Market Opera à Londres (Revival)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : mar 18 juin 1996
Première : mar 18 juin 1996
Dernière : dim 23 juin 1996
Mise en scène : Raymond Wright • Barry Hooper
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Jill Gardner (Rebecca), Lee Wright/ Daryl Fox (David), Terry Ashwell (Older David), Richard Reece (Nathan Hershkowitz), Simon Rothman (Saul), Gill Hack (Bella Cohen), Denis Steer (Avram), Josh Rochford (Ben Levitowitz),
Commentaires : Notes: The original 1986 Broadway production closed after only four performances (and 18 previews) and a dramatically rewritten and streamlined production was created in 1991 and performed at The American Jewish Theatre, New York City. This version had 9 actors playing all of the roles, and a reduced set, with two pushcarts on stage and imaginary windows, with the actors describing the exterior activity. The music was provided by two pianos. The story was now told in retrospect by the Older David, the heroine's young son.
The first UK production, at the Kenneth More Theatre in 1992 was basically the original 1986 version with one or two amendments from the 1991 re-write. This version at the Spitalfields Market Opera was the 1991 version but instead of 9 actors playing many different parts, it was enlarged with a cast of 25 and with an orchestra rather than a piano score. Accordingly, it counted as the fourth different version of this show.
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Version 4

Paper Mill Playhouse à Milburn (Revival)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : mer 03 novembre 1999
Première : ven 05 novembre 1999
Dernière : dim 12 décembre 1999
Mise en scène : Jeffrey N. Moss
Chorégraphie : Barbabra Siman
Avec : Jonathan Andrew Bleicher (David Hershkowitz), Marilyn Caskey (Rebecca Hershkowitz), M. Kathryn Quinlan (Bella Cohen), Christopher Bishop (Avram Cohen), Caesar Samayoa (Ben), Raymond McLeod (Saul), Wayne LeGette (Nathan Hershkowitz), Hunter Bell (Mikhel), Peter Cormican (Immigration Officer), Darin DePaul (Cigar Recruiter
Commentaires :
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Version 5

Bridewell Theatre à Londres (Revival)
Durée : 1 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : ven 02 novembre 2001
Première : ven 02 novembre 2001
Dernière : dim 02 décembre 2001
Mise en scène : Matthew White
Chorégraphie : Norma Atallah
Avec : Cast: Sally Ann Triplett (Rebecca), Louis Constantine/Sam Morris (David), David Bardsley (Nathan Hershkowitz), Davor Golub (Saul), Alicia Davies (Bella Cohen), John Levitt (Avram), Jon-Paul Hevey (Ben Levitowitz), Susan Humphries, Sarah Counsell, Gareth Williams
Commentaires : This was the third time “Rags” had been staged in London, and it was also the third different version of the show. This time the production reverted to the (original) 1986 Broadway version as far as the running-order and plot development was concerned, but combined this with the cut-down scenery and reduced cast numbers of the rewritten 1991 American Jewish Theatre version. This Bridewell version used a four-piece Klezmer band (the other versions had been scored for full orchestra and two pianos respectively.) As always, the show received mixed notices, but there was unanimous praise for Sally Ann Triplett as Rebecca.
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