2 Acts, Revue, Rated PG
Original Off-Broadway Version (1972)
A witty musical celebration of the life and work of Noel Coward.
Weaving together songs and literary delights, Oh, Coward! celebrates one
of the theater’s greatest entertainers, Noel Coward. His effervescent
charming quips combine for an unforgettable evening of the most
memorable tunes of the 20th century.
A wildly successful playwright, composer, lyricist, librettist, director and actor, Coward did it all with equal skill and abandon. His work and personality
enchanted the world for over fifty years, from the time he wrote and
starred in his first musical at the age of twenty-three. In countless
songs, musicals and plays (including the beloved Private Lives and Blithe Spirit), the multi-talented Coward
made an indelible mark on the international theatrical landscape with
his unique “talent to amuse.” For sheer sophistication, style and
urbane wit, only Wilde and Cole Porter could touch him.
A minimal band and small cast allow Noel Coward's
memorable melodies and masterful lyrics to shine and make Oh, Coward! an easy, entertaining show to produce – on its own, or as a companion to any Coward play.
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Another one-act version of Passionella was written by Stephen Sondheim and directed by Mike Nichols four years before Mr. Nichols directed The Apple Tree.