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Starlight Express

Starlight Express

by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe

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Starlight Express

Starlight Express




The Andrew Lloyd Webber roller-skating rock musical that is one of the longest-running musicals in West End history.


Story:

A boy's toy train set comes to life and the characters race to become the 'fastest engine in the world.' Will the underdog, Rusty, triumph and win the race and the heart of observation car, Pearl? Or will the Greaseball gang ruin everything?


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Composer

Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyricist

Lyricist
Richard Stilgoe



  • Premiere

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
George Gershwin Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 15, 1987
Total Performances
761
Original Cast
Janet Williams Adderley, Ken Ard, Michael Berglund, Barry K. Bernal, Paul Binotto, Jamie Beth Chandler, A.C. Ciulla, Philip Clayton, Braden Danner, Steve Fowler, William Frey, Ronald Garza, Sean Grant, Michael Scott Gregory, D. Michael Heath, Lon Hoyt, Jane Krakowski, Mary Ann Lamb, Todd Lester, Frank Mastrocola, Andrea McArdle, Sean McDermott, Joey McKneely, Greg Mowry, Gordon Owens, Nicole Picard, Reva Rice, Robert Torti, Angel Vargas, Melanie Vaughan, Mary Windholtz, Christina Youngman
Director
Trevor Nunn
Choreographer
Arlene Phillips
Producer
Martin Starger and Lord Lew Grade, MCA Music Entertainment Group, Stage Promotions (Four), Ltd. & Company and Weintraub Entertainment Group
Musical Director
David Caddick and Paul Bogaev
Orchestrations
David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Scenic Design
John Napier
Costume Design
John Napier
Lighting Design
David Hersey
Sound Design
Martin Levan




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1987 Studio Cast Album

CD
1992 London Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Books

Book
Skating The Starlight Express


Other

Merchandise




1987 Tony Award Nominations

Best Costume Design - John Napier
Best Musical
Best Original Score
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Robert Torti
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

1987 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Music

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