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Gigi

Gigi

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Gigi tells the story of a young French girl raised to be a courtesan who instead opts to get married. This musical hit started out as a novel by the famous French author Colette and was made by Anita Loos into a non-musical stage production in 1951 before becoming an Oscar-winning musical film in 1958. It was adapted into a Broadway Musical in 1973 after the Film version won 9 Academy Awards by Lerner and Loewe, although its Broadway début failed to live up to the success of the film. After short runs in both London and New York, the stage show was surpassed by the screen version, until a new More >

Gypsy

Gypsy

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Gypsy features a score by Jule Styne with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents. The musical is often referred to as one of the greatest musicals of the classic Broadway period, and its phenomenal Overture is recognisable to all theatre fans. The show is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, in which Rose is the show business mother who pushes her children into the limelight. The character of Rose is one of the most sought after roles in musical theatre, and numerous productions have highlighted the best Broadway stars including Ethel Merman, More >

Guys and Dolls National Revival

Guys and Dolls

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Guys and Dolls is a musical featuring music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. The book is based on Damon Runyon’s tales of Broadway, and uses characters from across his work. The original production in 1950 was one of the most successful shows of the decade, and numerous revivals have been mounted all over the world. The show was particularly popular in London, and the first successful revival was mounted at the National Theatre directed by Richard Eyre. The show is a popular choice for amateur groups because of the popular story and fun More >

Grease

Grease

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Grease is one of the coolest musicals to ever grace the West End and Broadway stage. Featuring a score by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, the musical is named for the 1950s working class youth subculture in the USA who were known as ‘greasers’. Set in a fictional High School, the show follows a group of boys and girls in their senior year as they deal with all sorts of teenage angst, from drive ins to burger bars and teenage pregnancy. The show is one of the most performed musicals in the world and was made famous by the 1978 movie starring Olivia Newton John and John Travolta.

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Godspell Original Poster

Godspell

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Godspell  is written by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak. Originally opening as an Off-Broadway show in 1971, the musical went on to develop a cult following all over the world and is now frequently performed by various amateur groups. It has enjoyed numerous revivals, including a 2011 revival which played on Broadway from October 13, 2011 to June 24, 2012. The show is based on a series of parables from the Gospel of Matthew and Luke that are told with modern music, using lyrics from traditional hymns and scriptures. The show also deals with the Passion of the Christ towards the end More >

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