Lost Musicals Season to Feature Concert Productions of Flahooley and Cole Porter's Aladdin
11 Apr 2012
This year's Lost Musicals season at London's Lilian Baylis Theatre at Sadler's Wells, featuring concert productions of shows that have been mostly lost since their first incarnations, will see stagings of Flahooley and Cole Porter's Aladdin.
Flahooley, which premiered in 1951 in a production that featured the Broadway debuts of Barbara Cook and Yma Sumac, has book and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, with music by Sammy Fain. According to press materials, this satirical and allegorical fairy tale, with genies, magic lamps and a doll maker had an underlying contemporary social satire that Harburg bravely registered in one of the few attacks on McCarthyism to be heard on the American stage. It will play May 13, 20, 27 and June 3.
Aladdin, Cole Porter's last work written specially for a one-off live American television broadcast and never seen since, was co-written with S. J. Perelman. It originally starred Basil Rathbone and Sal Mineo and featured the song "Come To The Supermarket In Old Peking." It will play Aug. 19, 26, Sept. 1 and 2.
Produced and directed by Ian Marshall Fisher, the Lost Musicals seasons have been running since 1989.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 412 4300, or visit www.lostmusicals.org for more details.
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.