The Beat Goes Off: Shout! Ends NYC Run; Tour Planned

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Shout! The Mod Musical, the Off-Broadway revue echoing the songs of British "girl singers" of the 1960s, closed Dec. 10.
Erin Crosby in Shout! The Mod Musical.
Erin Crosby in Shout! The Mod Musical. Photo by Joan Marcus

Producers of the show previously announced a plan to close Dec. 31. As of Dec. 10, Shout! played 20 previews and 163 regular performances at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 W. 55th Street. The musical began previews on July 11 and opened July 27.

Shout! is slated to begin a national tour in spring 2007 with Off-Broadway Booking. Productions in Japan and Korea are also planned.

A cast album was released on the Rhino label.

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"Shout! flips through the years like a musical magazine, tracking five young women as they come of age during the liberating days of the 1960s that made England swing," according to the producers. "It is a non-stop journey through the infectious and soulful pop anthems and ballads that made household names of stars like Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and Lulu." The musical uses letters to an advice columnist, true confessions, quizzes and advertisements as a frame for hits like "To Sir With Love," "Downtown," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Goldfinger."

Each woman in the cast is identified by the color of her costume, reflecting a composite personality: Marie-France Arcilla (Blue), Erin Crosby (Yellow), Julie Dingman Evans (Orange), Erica Schroeder (Green) and Denise Summerford (Red).

Shout! is co-created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein, Lowenstein choreographs and George directs, with additional material by Peter Charles Morris and Phillip George.

The first edition of Shout! appeared on stage at the Duplex in New York in 2000 and then transferred to London's Jermyn Street Theatre where it was nominated as Best Musical by WhatsOnStage.

The design team is David Gallo (scenic design), Philip Heckman (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design) and Tony Meola (sound design). Musical direction, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Bradley Vieth.

Shout! is produced by PLUS Entertainment's Victoria Lang & Pier Paolo Piccoli, Brent Peek and Mark Schwartz.

For information, visit www.ShoutTheModMusical.com.

(L-R): Marie-France Arcilla, Erica Schroeder, Erin Crosby, Julie Dingman Evans and Denise Summerford in <i>Shout! The Mod Musical</i>.
(L-R): Marie-France Arcilla, Erica Schroeder, Erin Crosby, Julie Dingman Evans and Denise Summerford in Shout! The Mod Musical. Photo by Joan Marcus
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