City of Angels
January 12th - 27th, 2018
Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Book by Larry Gelbart
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by David Zippel
Originally produced on Broadway by
Nick Vanoff, Roger Berlind, Jujamcyn Theaters,
Suntory International Corp. and The Shubert Organization
Directed by Darryl Lindenbach
Musical Direction by Danielle Wahl
Choreography by Ashley Soles
Three million people in the City of Angels according to the last census, easily half of them up to something they don’t want the other half to know.
It’s 1940s Los Angeles. A moody, gritty time for private investigator Stone. Or so it is in the imagination of New York novelist Stine. When Hollywood offers him the opportunity adapt his books into film, he packs up and moves to Los Angeles himself to work on a screenplay for movie producer/director Buddy Fidler, much to the disgust of his wife Gabby.
All too soon the parallels between the fictional world of Stone and that of Stine navigating the real Hollywood of film studios and flimsy negligees becomes clear and the borders between the two worlds blur as well. It is a tale of decadence and homicide with a liberal sprinkling of femmes fatale.
In its original Broadway incarnation, City of Angels won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. On the West End it won Best Musical both as a new musical in 1994 production and for the 2015 Revival.
What you don’t know about women is fright’ning and you don’t know nothin’ about me
City of Angels
is produced by arrangement with, and the music and dialogue material furnished by TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
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