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Résumé

Lawrence is a suave gentleman who cons rich ladies and Freddy a small time American thief who cons women into giving him money by making up stories about his sick grandmother. But the town is too small for two con men, so they agree that the first person to successfully steal $50,000 from Christine Colgate will get to stay in town, while the loser has to leave.

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Historique du musical

Génèse du musical

The musical premiered in San Diego, California on September 22, 2004, before moving to Broadway in January 2005 and officially opening in March at the Imperial Theatre. The show closed on Broadway on September 3, 2006 with a total of 626 performances. The director was Jack O'Brien, choreographer was Jerry Mitchell, scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg carves, and lighting design was by Kenneth Posner. The cast included John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, and Sherie Rene Scott, with Joanna Gleason and Gregory Jbara.

The Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Original Broadway Cast Recording CD was recorded on March 14, 2005 at Right Track Studio in New York City and was released on May 10, 2005 by Ghostlight Records (an imprint of Sh-K-Boom Records).

A North American national Equity tour launched on August 4, 2006 with Norbert Leo Butz reprising his role as Freddy, alongside Tom Hewitt as Lawrence. The Equity tour ended on August 19, 2007. The 25-city non-Equity tour of the show, with Jamie Jackson as Lawrence and Doug Thompson as Freddy, debuted September 25, 2007 in Dayton, Ohio, with its final performance on March 23, 2008, in Memphis, Tennessee. International productions have opened in Tokyo, Mexico City, Madrid, Stuttgart, Seoul, Oslo, Stockholm, Tampere and productions are planned for Copenhagen, Reykjavik, and London.

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

Act I
Overture
Give Them What They Want (Broadway) - Lawrence, Andre, Ensemble The Only Game in Town (National Tour)
What Was a Woman to Do - Muriel, Women
Great Big Stuff - Freddy, Ensemble
Chimp in a Suit - Andre
Oklahoma? - Jolene, Lawrence, Ensemble
All About Ruprecht - Lawrence, Ruprecht, Jolene
What Was a Woman to Do (Reprise) - Muriel
Here I Am - Christine, Ensemble
Nothing is Too Wonderful to Be True - Christine, Freddy
The Miracle (Act I Finale) - Company

Act II
Entr'acte
Ruffhousin' Mit Shüffhausen - Freddy, Christine, Dr. Shüffhausen
Like Zis/Like Zat - Andre, Muriel
The More We Dance - Lawrence, Christine, Ensemble
Love is My Legs - Freddy, Christine, Ensemble
Love Sneaks In - Lawrence
Like Zis/Like Zat (Reprise) - Muriel
Son of Great Big Stuff - Freddy, Christine
The Reckoning - Lawrence, Freddy, Christine
Dirty Rotten Number - Lawrence, Freddy
Finale - Company

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