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Ian Marshall Fisher’s Lost Musicals announced!
Ian Marshall Fisher’s Lost Musicals - a series of semi staged performances - will be at the Lilian Baylis Theatre Sadler's Wells on Sundays from 6 March to 24 July 2005
Music and Lyrics Harold Rome, Book Joshua Logan and S N Behrman.
(Sundays March 6,13,20,27 2005 at 4.00pm)
Joshua (“South Pacific”) Logan’s 1954 Broadway hit and David Merrick’s first Broadway show is based on Marcel Pagnol’s comedic/dramatic trilogy “Fanny”, “Marius”, “Cesar”, set in the port of Marseilles. Young Fanny, to avoid disgrace is faced with a dilemma. Musical numbers include ‘Restless Heart’,’Welcome Home’ ‘Be Kind To Your Parents’. The show originally starred basso profundo Ezio Pinza.
Music/Lyrics Cole Porter, Book George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath and Abe Burrows
(Sundays May 22, 29 & June 5,12 at 4.00pm)
Cole Porter’s last show was based on the film “Ninotchka”. Although “Silk Stockings” was a Broadway 1957 hit and dance musical and film, it has never been produced in England. Porter, working with Pulitzer prize winning Kaufman (‘Once In A Lifetime’ & ‘Guys and Dolls’) satirises Hollywood and Communism. Numbers include ‘All of You’, ‘Paris Loves Lovers’, ‘Silk and Satin’.
Music/Lyrics Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman
(Sundays July 3,10,17,24 at 4.00pm)
This is a theatrical première of James (“A Lion In Winter & Follies”) Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s 1967 television project starring Anthony Perkins that has not been performed since it was first broadcast. Charles, a poet, escapes the world by living in a department store where he falls in love with Ella one of the window mannequins. Songs include ‘Take me to the world’, ‘If you can find me I’m here’, ‘I remember’ and ‘When’.
All performances will have introductory talks by guest speakers.
For 15 years director Ian Marshall Fisher has trail blazed his work at the Barbican then the Royal Opera House, West End theatres and BBC radio . He has directed, reconstructed, cast and produced over 70 different shows with some 1,500 actors. His work and the Lost Musicals series has been copied throughout the United States including the rebirth Lost Musicals ‘Chicago’.