Les Go-Go sont un groupe new-wave américain formé à Los Angeles en 1978. Devenus célèbres au début des années 1980, les Go-Go sont le premier, et à ce jour, le seul groupe composé exclusivement de femmes qui écrivent leurs propres chansons et jouent leurs propres instruments à atteindre le haut des charts.
Leur premier album, "Beauty and the Beat" (1981), est considéré comme l’un des "albums fondamentaux de la nouvelle vague américaine".
1 Head Over Heels peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de The Go-Go's
Génèse du musical
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2015)
The show made its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon on June 3, 2015. The production ran until October 10 and was directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar.
In 2016, Michael Mayer replaced Iskandar as director. Also joining the re-imagined creative team were music supervisor Tom Kitt (who previously worked with Mayer on American Idiot), and James Margruder to adapt Whitty's original libretto.
San Francisco (2018)
The show played the Curran Theatre in San Francisco between April 10 and May 6, 2018. The production was billed as the official pre-Broadway engagement. For this production, Michael Mayer directed.
The show began previews at the Hudson Theatre on June 23, 2018. The official opening took place on July 26, 2018.
Arianne Phillips is the show's costume designer, and Spencer Liff is the choreographer. Kevin Adams did the lighting design, Andrew Lazarow did the projection design, Kai Harada did the sound design, and Julian Crouch [de] did the scenic and puppet design.
Making her Broadway debut in the role of Pythio, Peppermint became the first transgender woman to originate a principal role on Broadway.
Liste des chansons
"We Got the Beat" – Company
"Beautiful" – Pamela and Ensemble
"Vision of Nowness" – Pythio and Ensemble
"Get up and Go" – Basilius and Company
"Mad About You" – Musidorus and Male Ensemble
"Good Girl" – Philoclea, Mopsa and Pamela
"Vision of Nowness / Beautiful" (Reprise) – Musidorus, Pythio and Female Ensemble*
"Automatic Rainy Day" – Pamela and Mopsa
"Cool Jerk" – Company*
"Vacation" – Mopsa and Female Ensemble
"How Much More" – Pamela
"Our Lips Are Sealed" – Musidorus, Philoclea, Pamela, Mopsa, Pythio and Ensemble
"Head Over Heels" – Musidorus, Philoclea, Mopsa, Pamela and Company
"This Old Feeling" – Gynecia and Basilius
"Turn to You" – Mopsa, Pamela and Ensemble
"Heaven Is a Place on Earth" – Pythio, Gynecia, Basilius and Ensemble
"Lust to Love" – Basilius and Ensemble*
"Here You Are" – Philoclea and Company
"Mad About You" (Reprise) – Company*
"Finale" – Company
"Get Up and Go (Reprise)" – Band
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Writing for Deadline, Greg Evans summed up his impression of the musical as "occasionally amusing, occasionally cloying", expressing disappointment that many popular Go-Go's songs appeared to have been flattened over the years the musical spent in development. In Entertainment Weekly, Kelly Connolly viewed the show more favorably, praising "the charismatic cast" and Michael Mayer's "joyful production"; she gave the A- score overall.
The New York Times's critic Ben Brantley's review drew criticism as transphobic and misgendering of Peppermint's character. The Times subsequently edited the review and Brantley apologized for it, writing that he had tried to "reflect the light tone of the show".
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