Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités


Harry Aikens, a down-at-heel supper club entertainer warms again to an old flame, Cynthia Brookfield-Bailey, when they are both ensconced in an Austrian hotel on New Year's Eve awaiting World War III. Cynthia was the mistress of a man who bore a remarkable resemblance to the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.

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1 Dance a Little Closer peut-être considéré comme un Flop musical


Historique du musical


Based on Idiot's Delight by Robert E. Sherwood

Génèse du musical

The musical opened on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre on May 11, 1983, where it closed after one performance and twenty-five previews. Directed by Lerner and choreographed by Billy Wilson, the cast included Len Cariou, Liz Robertson, George Rose, Don Chastain, Brent Barrett, and Alyson Reed. Showbusiness insiders dubbed it "Dance a Little Faster...Close a Little Sooner."

In his New York Times review Frank Rich described it as "a huge, extravagant mishmash . . . that seems to have taken on a rampaging, self-destructive life of its own," a sentiment similar to those expressed by the other critics.

An original cast recording is available on CD.



Liste des chansons

Act I
It Never Would've Worked
Happy, Happy New Year
No Man is Worth It
What are You Going to Do About It?
A Woman Who Thinks I'm Wonderful
Pas de Deux
There's Never Been Anything Like Us
Another Life
Why Can't the World Go and Leave Us Alone?
He Always Comes Home to Me
I Got a New Girl
Dance a Little Closer
There's Always One You Can't Forget

Act II
I Don't Know
Auf Wiedersehen
I Never Want to See You Again
On Top of the World
I Got a New Girl (Reprise)
Dance a Little Closer (Reprise)

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Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Dance a Little Closer

Version 1

Dance a Little Closer (1983-04-Minskoff Theatre-Broadway) (Original)
Durée :
Nombre : 25 previews - 1 représentations
Première Preview : samedi 16 avril 1983
Première : mercredi 11 mai 1983
Dernière : mercredi 11 mai 1983
Mise en scène : Alan Jay Lerner
Chorégraphie : Billy Wilson
Avec : Harry Aikens … Len Cariou
Cynthia Brookfield-Bailey … Liz Robertson
Dr. Josef Winkler … George Rose
Charles Castleton … Brent Barrett
Ice Skater … Colleen Ashton
Roger Butterfield … Don Chastain
Captain Meuller … Noel Craig
Rink Attendant … James Fatta
Reverend Oliver Boyle … I.M. Hobson
Contessa Carla Pirianno … Elizabeth Hubbard
Edward Dunlop … Jeff Keller
Heinrich Halloway … Joseph Kolinski
Bellboy … Philip Mollet
Johannes Hartog … Reuben Singer
Waiter … Brian Sutherland
Hester Boyle … Joyce Worsley
Violinist … James Fatta
Harry … Philip Mollet
Cynthia's Double (Pas de deux) … Robin Stephens
Harry's Double (Pas de deux) … Brian Sutherland
Harry … Peter Wandel
A Rich Man … James Fatta
Bebe (The Delights) … Cheryl Howard
Shirley (The Delights) … Diane Pennington
Elaine (The Delights) … Alyson Reed
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Principaux CD du musical

1) 1983-04-Original Broadway Cast

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