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Musicals staring with letter F

fanny

Fanny

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Fanny features music and lyrics by Harold Rome along with book by S. N. Behrman and Joshua Logan. The plot follows a tale of passion, secrets and intrigue set around the port of Marseille in France. The show was one of Rome’s most successful musicals of the period, and has been revived a number of times by different regional companies and fringe groups. The show starred Ezio Pinza who had previously captivated audiences in South Pacific, and the original production ran for a solid 2 years.

Music:

Harold Rome

Lyrics:

Harold Rome

Book / libretto:

Adapted for the stage by Joshua Logan and More >

Finian's Rainbow Original London

Finian’s Rainbow

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Finian’s Rainbow is a mythical musical set in the southern states of America, where an Irish man and his daughter travel to bury a pot of gold at the site of Fort Knox. Followed by a leprechaun, mistakes and confusions collide creating a fun musical comedy. Featuring  music by Burton Lane and lyrics by EY Harburg the score has delivered a number of standards such as ‘Look to the Rainbow’ and ‘Old Devil Moon’ which have been covered by various artists around the world. The Broadway production ran for over a year and attempts to revive the show have been made in recent years with varying levels More >

The Fantasticks

The Fantasticks

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The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world. It is also the longest running show in the history of the American Theatre, starting life as a one act staging at Barnard College in the summer of 1959. When it opened in New York, the press was so tepid that producer Lore Noto almost closed it after a week. The Show is currently still running at the same theatre it opened in and continues to clock up numerous performances.

Music:

Harvey Schmidt

Lyrics:

Tom Jones

Book / libretto:

Tom Jones

Based on:

Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand

Producer:

Lore Noto

Director:

Word More >

Fiorello Original Broadway

Fiorello!

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Fiorello! is one of only 8 musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama due to its significant historical content. The show concerns New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, a Republican who governed around the time of the Great Depression. The book by Jerome Weidman was based on the 1955 work 'Life With Fiorello' by Ernest Cuneo. The show features music by the creative team of 'Fiddler on the Roof', Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock. The original Broadway production was directed by George Abbott and premièred in 1959. The musical is yet to play in London's West End.

Music:

Jerry More >

Funny Girl Original Playbill

Funny Girl

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Funny Girl is a successful stage and film musical that features a score by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, along with a book by Isolbel Lennart. The musical is semi-autobiographical and is based on the life and career of Fanny Brice, the Broadway star and personality. Her stormy relationship with Nicky Arnstein  is played out through a flashback, which incorporates her rise to fame. The musical is perhaps best known because of the film adaptation starring Barbara Streisand who reprised her role from the stage.

Music:

Jule Styne

Lyrics:

Bob Merrill

Book / libretto:

Isobel Lennart

Based on:

the More >

Follies 2011 Broadway Revival

Follies

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Stephen Sondheim’s musical Follies is one of his most popular shows. Written in conjunction with James Goldman, the original production directed by Harold Prince achieved legendary status due to its size and scale. The show features an unforgettable score that has been re-written for various productions, and many of the songs have become solid show standards.

Music:

Stephen Sondheim

Lyrics:

Stephen Sondheim

Book / libretto:

James Goldman

Producer:

Harold Prince

Director:

Harold Prince & Michael Bennett

Choreography:

Michael Bennett

Productions Follies Original More >
Fiddler on the Roof Original Playbill

Fiddler On the Roof

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Fiddler on the Roof features music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The show is set in Tsarist Russia in 1905 and is based on the story of Tevye the Milkman by Sholem Aleichem. The story follows father of 5 Tevye as he tries to uphold tradition in an ever changing political and social landscape. During a period of change for Russian Jews, the family learn to cope with the decline of Tsarist Russia and the tough laws enforced on the family and the village of Anatevka. The musical is extremely popular all over the world, and was the first Broadway show to play for over 3000 More >

Fame

Fame

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Music:

Stephen Margoshes

Lyrics:

Jacques Levy

Book / libretto:

David De Silva and José Fernandez

Based on:

'Fame' the Movie, conceived by David De Silva

Producer:

Adam Spiegel

Director:

Karen Bruce

Choreography:

Karen Bruce

Productions Original Production

Coconut Grove Playhouse - Opened 25 Mar 1989, closed 29 Apr 1989

Cast: Monique Cintron (Carmen Diaz), Joel Malina (Schlomo Metzenbaum), Harold Perrineau Jr. (Tyrone Jackson) Janet Metz (Serena Katz), Tener Brown (Iris Kelly)

Original London Production

Cambridge Theatre London - Opened 27 Jun 1995, closed 28 Sep More >

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