2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Off-Broadway Version (2000) / Second Stage Theatre
A status obsessed Brooklynite ultimately learns the incredible value of love in this little know Sondheim gem.
In 1953, Saturday Night was to mark the Broadway debut of a young, new writer, Stephen Sondheim. Owing to the death of the original producer, Saturday Nightís
New York opening was delayed some 47 years! But now itís here,
brimming with all the charm and youthful vitality of a talent blossoming
Saturday Night tells the
unassuming story of a group of Brooklyn boys trying to make good in the
stock market in 1929. Unfortunately, one of them, Gene, is so eager to
climb the social ladder and impress his sweetheart, he invests his
friendsí money in a swank apartment near the Brooklyn Bridge, even going
as far as to sell the gangís precious automobile!
Based on a play by two brothers responsible for the classic film Casablanca, Saturday Night features a fetching, tuneful Broadway-style score that hints at Sondheimís triumphs to come while staying firmly rooted in the Rodgers and Hammerstein tradition. Saturday Night is a nostalgic charmer that will appeal to every audience and is a must for Sondheim fans.
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