Jule Styne Songbook to Be Celebrated at London's Crazy Coqs
11 Aug 2014
Broadway and Hollywood composer Jule Styne’s work is to be celebrated in Everything’s Coming Up Roses, a revue that will be presented at London’s Crazy Coqs beginning performances Sep. 2 for a run through Sep. 6.
Devised and directed by Alastair Knights, with new musical arrangements by musical director Alex Parker, it will star Anna Francolini, Simon Bailey, Tim Flavin and Amy Lennox.
Songs that will be featured include "People," "Don’t Rain on My Parade," "Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend" and "Everything’s Coming Up Roses," from such shows as Gypsy, Funny Girl, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Bells Are Ringing. Styne’s collaborators included Sammy Cahn, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Merrill, Leo Robin and E.Y Harburg.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.