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The Boys from Syracuse

The Boys from Syracuse

by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and George Abbott

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The Boys from Syracuse

The Boys from Syracuse




The Rodgers and Hart musical adaptation of Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors.


Story:

Identical twins both named Antipholus are served by another set of identical twins both named Dromio. The twins, separated since birth, arrive in the same city and a wonderful series of mishaps occur as the twins are mistaken for each other.


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Composer

Composer
Richard Rodgers

Lyricist

Lyricist
Lorenz Hart

Librettist

Librettist
George Abbott



  • Premiere
  • 2002
  • 1940 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Alvin Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 23, 1938
Total Performances
235
Original Cast
Jimmy Savo, Teddy Hart, Eddie Albert, Wynn Murray, Ronald Graham, Muriel Angelus, Marcy Wescott, Betty Bruce and Burl Ives
Director
George Abbott
Choreographer
George Balanchine
Producer
George Abbott
Musical Director
Harry S. Levant
Orchestrations
Hans Spialek
Scenic Design
Jo Mielziner
Costume Design
Irene Sharaff
Lighting Design
Jo Mielziner

2002 Broadway Revival

Theatre
American Airlines Theatre
Opening Night
Aug 18, 2002
Total Performances
73
Original Cast
Jeffrey Broadhurst, Walter Charles, Toni diBuono, Erin Dilly, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Sara Gettelfinger, Deidre Goodwin, Milena Govich, George Hall, Teri Hansen, Jackée Harry, Tom Hewitt, Fred Inkley, Davis Kirby, Kirk McDonald, Elizabeth Mills, Lauren Mitchell, J. C. Montgomery, Scott Robertson, Joseph Siravo, Lee Wilkof, Chip Zien
Director
Scott Ellis
Choreographer
Rob Ashford
Producer
The Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Ellen Richard: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director of External Affairs; Gene Feist: Founding Director)
Musical Director
David Loud
Orchestrations
Don Sebesky
Scenic Design
Thomas Lynch
Costume Design
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design
Donald Holder

1940 Film Version

Movie Name
The Boys from Syracuse
Type
Non-Musical, Hollywood Musical, Animated, Filmed Live on Stage, Made for TV Musical, Live Musical Telecast
Director
A. Edward Sutherland
Screenplay
Paul Girard Smith and Leonard Spigelgass
Starring
Allan Jones, Irene Hervey, Martha Raye, Joe Penner, Alan Mowbray, Charles Butterworth, Rosemary Lane, Samuel S. Hinds, Tom Dugan, Spencer Charters




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1997 Studio Cast Album

CD
1963 London Cast Album

CD
1953 Studio Cast Album


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