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London Musicals 1965-1969.pub - Over The Footlights

London Musicals 1965-1969.pub - Over The Footlights

London Musicals 1965-1969.pub - Over The

WHO'S PINKUS? WHERE'S CHELM? London run: Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre, January 3 rd (10 performances) Music: Monty Norman Lyrics & Book: Cecil P. Taylor & Monty Norman Director: Charles Marowitz Choreographer: Tutte Lemkow Musical Director: Jack Nathan Cast: Bernard Bresslaw (Izzy Pinkus), Nancy Nevinson (Rachel Pinkus), David Lander (Rabbi), Anita Lockwood, Stanley Platts 1967 10 Story: Set in Chelm, the town of fools in Jewish folklore, it charts the progress of Issy Pinkus from poverty to affluence, from self-neglect to self-respect. At first he is Public Idiot No. 1, unable to get a job even on a building site, so he sets off for the neighbouring town of Mazeltov to make his fortune. En route he discover that “a man must follow his heart otherwise he stops being a man”, and equipped with this information, he runs rings round the local rabbi and business tycoons and becomes a great success. Notes: This was a “Brechtian” type musical where the songs interrupt the action to comment on the previous scene or repeat the action in a stand-alone song and dance item. The director, Charles Marowitz, was known for his experimental approach to theatre. 110 IN THE SHADE London run: Palace Theatre, February 8 th (101 Performances) Music: Harvey Schmidt Lyrics: Tom Jones Books: N. Richard Nash Director: Joseph Anthony Choreographer: Agnes de Mille Cast: Stephen Douglas (Bill Starbuck), Inga Swenson (Lizzie Curry) , Ivor Emmanuel (File) Songs: Lizzie’s Coming Home, Poker Polka, The Rain Song, Old Maid, Everything Beautiful Happens at Night, Simple Little Things, Wonderful Music Story: This is the story of Lizzie Curry, a spinster living on a ranch in the American southwest, and her relationships with File, the local sheriff – a careful divorcé who is afraid of being hurt again. The area is suffering from a drought, when along comes a charismatic con-man, Bill Starbuck, who claims to be a rainmaker who can bring relief to the drought-stricken area. Lizzie falls for him and they are about to run away together when File at last reveals his love for her. She decides to accept him and settle for the quiet life—and at that very moment the heavens open. Notes: In adapting his play “The Rainmaker” into a musical, Nash has remained very faithful to the original, although many of the interior scenes were moved outdoors to allow for the introduction of a chorus of townspeople for ensemble numbers and dances. Many of Jones' lyrics come directly from Nash's play. The music and lyrics were created by the same team that wrote “The Fantasticks” Photo by Houston Rogers Inga Swenson & Stephen Douglas

London Musicals 1965-1969.pub - Over The Footlights
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