A musical voyage through the storied career of the incomparable Kurt Weill, BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT VEILL is an emotional and stirring musical review without peer.
Greeted and ushered along by a charming Guide, audiences are invited to board the musical vessel that is Kurt Weill's rise to international acclaim. Setting sail in 1920s Berlin, Mr. Weill's cross continental and international travels are described with immaculately crafted narration surrounded by the composer's most noteworthy works. Selections from more than a dozen of Weill's pieces -- including THE THREEPENNY OPERA, KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY, and LOST IN THE STARS -- are chronologically performed while Weill's partnerships, musically and romantically, are dissected. An intoxicating retrospective, BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL perfectly fills Weill connoisseurs' cravings and sends those otherwise unfamiliar with his work from the theatre with an appreciation for the musical genius that is Kurt Weill.
BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL provides nearly limitless artistic opportunities. Ranging from creative integration of multimedia, various scenic choices that might be suggestive of multiple periods, or even a simple & intimate evening, the design options are vast in scope. It's also the perfect chance to feature a small "All-Star" cast of performers that a theatre company's subscription base is especially fond of.
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"Pacific Overtures" has played in New York City four times: it's original 1976 production, and three revivals: 1984 (The York Theatre, which transferred to the Promenade), 2002 (Lincoln Center - in Japanese!) and 2004 (Roundabout Theatre at Studio 54)