Two Gentlemen of Verona (musical) (lyrics, songs)

Try-outs were held in the summer of 1971 in the New York’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park. About 20 preliminaries were successful, after which director M. Shapiro and choreographer J. Erdman decided to put this histrionics in December of the same year in the St. James Theatre. More than 600 performances were given there. An acting troupe consisted of: R. Julia, D. Davila, S. Channing, J. Goldblum & J. Allen. The musical directed by M. Shapiro won in two nominations of Tony, including Best Musical.

In April 1973, the theatrical was staged in the West End in Phoenix Theatre. This play also directed by M. Shapiro, withstood more than 230 hits. In London, the spectacular took part with following actors: J. Gilbert, B. J. Arnau, R. C. Davis, B. Lee, S. E. Wright & M. Staniforth.

In 1996, during the New Jersey’s Shakespeare Festival on the scene was played one part of the production, managed by R. Duke & P. Hernandez.

In 2005, the musical was revived and staged in the Public Theater and Delacorte Theater. It had cast: N. Lewis, P. Montalban, O. Isaacs, R. Dawson, M. Johnson Jr. & J. Cariani.

In 1972, the musical also won the Drama Desk, in particular, for the best performance, best choreography & music. In The New York Times has been published an article, whose author was a theater critic B. Brantley. In it, the play has received a very cool score. The main emphasis was done on the reduction of some scenes that, according to critics’ wrong opinion, was an evidence of lack of work of playwright and director.
Release date: 1971
Last Update:July, 18th 2016

Two Gentlemen of Verona lyrics list

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