An Invitation to Explore Kurt Weill's Lady in the Dark
Sep. 17, 2020
The hit musical Lady in the Dark, created by Broadway legends Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart, and Kurt Weill, is featured in a new six-minute video that gives a vivid introduction to the groundbreaking musical with informative interviews and charming performances by Julie Andrews, Victoria Clark, Judy Garland, and Ted Sperling. Since its Broadway premiere in 1941, the show has become the prototype of an influential subgenre of stage and film musicals about personal discovery, mixed with sophisticated characters and alluring music. Watch the video and discover why this star vehicle continues to shine!
(In Focus: Lady in the Dark)
Now is a great time to begin planning productions of Lady in the Dark for the post-COVID era. A new critical edition based on the original Broadway production makes available state-of-the-art performing materials and scholarship. As well, a new adaptation of the script by Chris Hart and Kim Kowalke has just been produced with great success in a staged concert performance by MasterVoices at New York’s City Center. This version shortens the show’s running time and reduces the size of the cast while preserving the musical dream sequences and all major characters. A version with reduced orchestration is also available for performing under social distancing regulations. For additional information, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.