In the music industry a lot is made of the 'difficult' second album, wherein a star struggles to duplicate their previous success owing to it being overwhelmingly successful. Allegro had the difficulty of being Rodgers and Hammerstein's third Broadway musical following Oklahoma! and Carousel, opening with the biggest advance in contemporary history, making it their 'difficult' third musical,... Read more
The professional European première of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro at the Southwark Playhouse, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland, the multi-award winning team behind recent productions such as Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel and Titanic. Allegro opened on Broadway in 1947 and marked Rodgers and Hammerstein's third collaboration following the internationally successful Oklahoma! and Carousel.
Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.
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In 1905 in a small Midwestern town, the wife of a local doctor gives birth to a baby boy, Joseph Taylor Jr. Allegro chronicles nearly four decades in the life of this average Joe – through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his own medical career; from the tranquility of his hometown to the hectic din of big city life and a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about, ultimately learning the most important lessons of all – the value of family, that money isn’t everything and that home really is where the heart is.