Ian Marshall Fisher's Lost Musicals season 2011 Announced
Ian Marshall Fisher's Lost Musicals 2011 London Season has been announced. Now in its 21st year, Ian Marshall Fisher has directed over 70 neglected Broadway shows in London.
This year's season includes 3 Semi-staged productions at the Lilian Baylis Theatre at Sadler's Wells.
The Bandwagon, music by Arthur Schwartz, lyrics and book by Howard Dietz book by George S. Kaufman. Sundays 27 March, 3 April at 4pm; Saturday 9 April at 3pm; Sunday 17 April at 1.30pm & 4.45pm. Not seen since 1931, Kaufman, Dietz and Schwartz wrote what was considered at the time to be the finest revue in Broadway history ever, for Fred and Adele Astaire. It was also considered to have the greatest revue score with songs including Dancing in the Dark, I Love Louisa and High and Low. MGM only borrowed a few of the songs for a film using the same title, but none of the sketches which will be shown here for the first time in 80 years.
Coco, music by Andre Previn, book by Alan Jay Lerner. Sundays 15, 22 May & 5 June at 4pm; Sunday 12 June at 1.30pm & 4.45pm. Written in 1969. About Chanel’s dilemma as a woman in her 60s trying to maintain her reign as a leading designer in the youthful world of fashion.
Mexican Hayride, music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields. Sundays 17, 24, 31 July at 4pm, Sunday 7 August at 1.30pm & 4.45pm. Written in 1944. About American Joe Balscom, a fifth rate racketeer who mistakenly becomes a Mexican hero.