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Little Shop of Horrors musical (1982)

Musical “Little Shop of Horrors” took place on Broadway in WPA Theatre from May to June 1982. The first staging of the play was directed by Jerry Zaks. It was created based on the eponymous film of 1960, shot by Roger Corman. Howard Ashman wrote the script. Composer Alan Menken made music. It is interesting to know that another movie was made, in 1986 with several fantastic actors like James Belushi and Rick Moranis in the leading part (the one, which starred in “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and two its continuations).

Off-Broadway production took place in Orpheum Theater. The first show was in June 1982. Director of performance was H. Ashman. The musical production was carried out by Edie Cohen. The roles played by S. L. Vilkof in the main part & E. Greene as Audrey. Voice of the plant was R. Taylor, movements by M. P. Robinson. This musical was exhibited in the Orpheus Theater for 5 years. The last performance took place on November 1987. It has become one of the three longest-running productions in this theater. It became also the highest grossing in the history among off-Broadway’s histrionics.

West End Theater of comedy hosted it in the first day of 1983. The producer of the musical was Cameron McIntosh. E. Greene & B. James were starring. The last show was held in October 1985. In the years of 1982-1983, show has received a number of awards: Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk & Evening Standard as Best Musical.

In 2003, the play was revived in the United States. 372 regular shows were given in the theater of Virginia. The show stayed on the scene a little less than a year. New London production was carried out later. Musical has been shown from November 2006 to September 2007. Another New York production was founded in 2015. On the basis of this musical, a feature motion picture and animated series were filmed.
Release date: 1982
Last Update:April, 21st 2016

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