Two Acts, Revue, Rated G
Original Broadway Version
A jazzy, sexy tribute to legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan.
An exuberant tribute to the music of rhythm and blues pioneer and alto saxophonist Louis Jordan, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is an international sensation. Initially
produced in London's
West End by the legendary Cameron Mackintosh, this exhilarating,
all-embracing theatrical experience moved to Broadway in 1992 and was nominated for 2 Tony Awards.
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is about our hero, Nomax - he's broke, his love Lorraine, left him, and he's listening to the radio at 5 o'clock in the
of the radio, Five Guys Named Moe appear. To Jordan's iconic rhythm
and blues/jazz score, the Moes encourage Nomax to turn his life around
Lorraine he loves her.
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is the perfect small cast show for communities
with talented singers looking to feature African-American actors. A
thorough MTI Study
Guide provides cross-cultural enrichment for productions interested
in learning more about Jordan, his career, and the era he wrote in. The
and enticing score appeals to a variety of audiences, and the
uproarious audience participation will have spectators leaping out of
their seats to join the
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The title song of Starting Here, Starting Now was recorded by Barbra Streisand, and featured in her television special, “Color Me Barbra.”