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City of Angels Olivier Awards Winner

City of Angels 3139734b City of Angels Olivier Awards WinnerBravo! London’s Donmar Warehouse and its’ all-star cast nabbed Best Musical Revival and Best Lighting Design at the Olivier Awards last night at the Royal Opera House. Director Josie Rourke and company set the new bar with their stylish production of Larry Gelbart, Cy Coleman, and David Zippel‘s film noir-inspired musical, City of Angels.

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City of Angels (1993 Original London Cast) – All You Have to Do is Wait

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“If there are angels up there, please answer my prayers and ensure this transfers.” – Daily Telegraph

“Extraordinarily sophisticated musical theatre…Rourke pulls it off in breathtaking style”. – The Arts Desk

“This cast is something else…Hadley Fraser is great as the self loathing Stine; Tam Mutu is so good as noble screw-up Stone that you wanna give him his own detective show.” – Time Out London

The London revival of City of Angels at Donmar Warehouse has taken off like gangbusters! The original production of the musical comedy by Tony winners Larry Gelbart (book) Cy Coleman (music), and David Zippel (lyrics) was described by Jack Kroll of Newsweek as “a miracle on Broadway – an American musical, with American jazz rhythms, American wisecracks, and an original American script”.

The show is a loving & funny tribute to Film Noir and the glitzy Hollywood studio system of the 1940s, none of which is lost on Donmar’s musical director, Josie Rourke. You can read a great piece about Josie’s love for ‘that old noir magic’ HERE.

This week’s Top Tune comes from 1993′s Original London Cast Recording, sung by David Schofield as LAPD Lt. Munoz. Munoz has never forgiven his former-partner Stone for “getting away” with murder…

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City of Angels Revival Dec 5 – Feb 7 – London

City of Angels Homepage 1024x393 City of Angels Revival Dec 5   Feb 7   LondonLondon’s Donmar Warehouse produces the first major revival of Cy Coleman, David Zippel, and Larry Gelbart’s 1990 Broadway musical City of Angels. Performances begin December 5th and run through February 7th 2015.

City of Angels opened on Broadway in 1989 and ran through 1992, directed by Michael Blakemore. It took home six Tony Awards in 1990 (including Best Musical, Best Book, & Best Score) and the 1994 Olivier Award for Best Musical for it’s West End production in 1993. Set to an original jazz score, the show is a musical homage to the world of film noir and Hollywood in the 1940′s and weaves two plots: one set in the present about a writer trying to turn his crime detective novel into a screenplay, and one within the fictional film.

The revival will be directed by Donmar Warehouse artistic director Josie Rourke with a star studded cast including Rosalie Craig, Hadley Fraser, Samantha Barks, and Katherine Kelly. Not to be missed!

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London’s Donmar Warehouse to stage City of Angels

maxresdefault 1024x576 Londons Donmar Warehouse to stage City of AngelsReal life couple Hadley Fraser and Rosalie Craig will star in the upcoming London revival of Cy Coleman, David Zippel, and Larry Gelbart‘s hit musical comedy, CITY OF ANGELS this December for Donmar Warehouse. The production will be directed by Josie Rourke and performances are set to begin December 5th. City of Angels opened on Broadway in 1989 and ran through 1992, directed by Michael Blakemore. It took home six Tony Awards in 1990 and the 1994 Olivier Award for Best Musical for it’s West End production in 1993. Set to an original jazz score, the show is a musical homage to the world of film noir and Hollywood in the 1940′s and weaves two plots: one set in the present about a writer trying to turn his crime detective novel into a screenplay, and one within the fictional film.

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