"MY ONE AND ONLY" POSTS EARLY CLOSING NOTICES


"MY ONE AND ONLY" POSTS EARLY CLOSING NOTICES

The Gershwin musical My One and Only , has posted early closing notices for 3rd Aug 02 after a run of 6 months at the Piccadilly Theatre. (it was booking to 11th Jan 03 )

The show opened to good reviews from the popular press when in opened in February.... NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, “You come out tap-dancing on air, thanks to the addictive rhythms of the songs and music.” MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, “The songs are delightful, the choreography first rate - and even if the show feels as if it has been assembled rather than actually created, it leaves us with a pleasantly comfortable glow.” PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, “The show is dance-driven, with hit-and-miss (mostly hit) synchronised tap choreography” CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says it is a “warm, glamorous production” and goes on to say, “My One and Only looks like a splash hit to me.” JOHN THAXTER for THE STAGE says, "Gorgeous, tuneful staging".

This musical by George and Ira Gershwin with book by Peter Stone and Timothy S Mayer, based on the show Funny Face, is directed by Loveday Ingram, and stars Janie Dee and Tim Flavin.

The show is a song and dance feast featuring Gershwin melodies including 'S Wonderful', 'How Long Has This Been Going On', 'Nice Work If You Can Get', Strike Up The Band'. Set in New York during the heady Twenties - when dames were dames and guys were rarely gentlemen - it follows the fortunes of swimming-troupe member Edythe Herbert and her beau Captain Billy Buck Chandler.

 

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