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Musicals staring with letter N

No No Nanette Original Broadway

No No Nanette

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No, No, Nanette is one of the most popular musicals of the 1920s and enjoyed a fantastic revival in 1971 on Broadway. Featuring music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Irving Caesar, the show is based on the 1919 play ‘My Lady Friends’ by Frank Mandel, who also wrote the book of the musical. The plot involves three couples who come together in Atlantic City in the midst of a blackmail scheme and follows typical farce conventions. The show was successful in its original US tour, before opening in London and later on Broadway. Two film versions have been made, and adaptations continue to be More >

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Nine

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Nine is written by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit and is based on the Italian film maker Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film ’8 1/2′. The show concerns the film director Guido Contini who is facing a midlife crisis as he struggles to put together his latest film. Set in 1960s Venice, the show had a spectacular original production on Broadway and has since been made into a movie starring Antonio Banderas.

Music:

Maury Yeston

Lyrics:

Maury Yeston

Book / libretto:

Arthur Kopit & Mario Fratti

Based on:

Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8½

Producer:

Michel Stuart, Harvey More >

Next to Normal

Next to Normal

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Next to Normal features music by Tom Kitt and Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey. The tight suburban drama focuses on a family who struggle to come to terms with the mother’s worsening bi-polar disoder. The show was developed off-Broadway and picked up a lot of positive press before opening on Broadway in 2009. The show was a critical hit and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Alice Ripley starred as Diana the mother and won the Tony Award for her magnificent portrayal.

Music:

Tom Kitt

Lyrics:

Brian Yorkey

Book / libretto:

Brian Yorkey

Producer:

David Stone, James L. Nederlander, More >

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