Ian Marshall Fisher's Lost Musicals at Lilian Baylis


Ian Marshall Fisher’s Lost Musicals at Lilian Baylis

This year's Ian Marshall Fisher’s Lost Musicals (now in its 19th season) at the Lilian Baylis Theatre Sadler’s Wells, will include...

The New Yorkers, Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter and Book by Herbert Fields. 2 numbers written by Jimmy Durante. Sundays 29 March, 5, 12, 19 April at 4pm. This Semi-staged performance includes Craige Els (Al Spanish), Anna Francolini (Alice Wentworth), Ursula Smith (Gloria Wentworth) Stuart Permutt, Michael Roberts, Chris Stanton, Jud Charlton, Dawn Spence (Mona Low), Matthew Gould, Sandra Marvin, Grant Neal, Jon Robyns, Ian Davey. A dizzy distillation of the perpetually party-going Twenties in New York. The fascination of low life for high society makes for madcap hilarity in this romance between an heiress and a gangster.

Johnny Johnson, Music by Kurt Weill, book & lyrics by Paul Green. Sundays June 14, 21, 28 at 4pm; July 5 at 4pm, 12 July at 2.00pm and 6.15pm.. This is a Semi-stage performance: Anti-war fantasy had an extremely rich and complex score--cowboy ballads, French music-hall, American vaudeville, and Weill's own mordant, sinister, and, heartbreaking style. Combining broad comedy (a singing Statue of Liberty, a soldier who tries to bring peace by spraying the generals with laughing gas) and droll wit (a burlesque of psychoanalysis), this is a one-of-a-kind period piece and a treasure trove of melodies.

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