Nine

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Nine

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  22f, 1m, 4boy(s)

Book by Arthur Kopit
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti

Winner! 1982 Tony® Award for Best Musical
Winner! 2003 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical

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Photography by Joan Marcus

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    22f, 1m, 4boy(s)
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Biography
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! 1982 Tony® Award for Best Musical
    Winner! 2003 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical
Licence details
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    Performance rights for this title are currently withdrawn.
Nine

Details

Summary
This spectacular musical delighted Broadway theatergoers in a hit revival in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas. Nine is the story of a celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story. Nine has also been adapted into a major motion picture from Rob Marshall, the acclaimed director of the 2002 film version of Chicago. Of the Broadway musical, Marshall said it is "a sumptuous and emotional work that translates naturally to the film musical genre because of its seamless relationship between fantasy and reality." Composer and lyricist Maury Yeston worked on the film adaptation and created three new songs for the movie musical, which was released in December, 2009. From Broadway to Film and back to live Theatre, you won't want to miss your opportunity to perform this exciting piece.
History
NINE opened at he 46th St Theater on Broadway on May 9th, 1982. It was directed by Tommy Tune.
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
GUIDO CONTINI - the film director
GUIDO AT AN EARLY AGE -Little Guido
LUISA CONTINI - Guido's wife
CARLA ALBANESE - Guido's mistress
CLAUDIA NARDI - the actress, Guido's former protegee
GUIDO'S MOTHER
LILIANE LA FLEUR - Guido's producer
LINA DARLING - La Fleur's mysterious accomplice
STEPHANIE NECROPHORUS - a critic
OUR LADY OF THE SPA
MAMA MADDELENA - chief of the chambermaids
SARRAGHINA - a volumptuous prostitute

THE ITALIANS
DIANA
MARIA
FRANCESCA
ANNABELLA
GUILIETTTA
RENATA
A VENETIAN GONDOLIER

THE GERMANS
OLGA VON STURM
HEIDI VON STURM
ILSA VON HESSE
GRETCHEN VON KRUPF
LITTLE GUIDO'S THREE SCHOOLMATES
A NUN
  • Time Period 1960s
  • Setting 1960s. Venice, Italy.
  • Features Elaborate / High Volume Costumes
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

"A rich and thrilling night of theatre. " - The New York Post

"A galloping fantasy [with a] ravishingly inventive and tuneful score." - The New York Times

"Has been impressively reborn... Yeston's score comes across with extraordinary power." - New York Daily News 

"A
n abundant musical, one which gleefully expands the limits of the theatre. A startling act of the imagination, independence and daring; and, hence, a show to treasure." - WCBS-TV

Videos

  • Laura Benanti performs Unusual Way

  • The Original Broadway Cast perform Be Italian

  • Nine

Photos

  • Nine

    Credit: Joan Marcus

  • Nine

    Credit: Joan Marcus

Music

Song Samples

Overture delle Donne
Spa Music
Not Since Chaplin
Guido's Song
My Husband Makes Movies
A Call From The Vatican
Only With You
The Script
Folies Bergeres
Nine
Ti Voglio / Be Italian
The Bells of St. Sebastian
A Man Like You
Unusual Way
Contini Submits
The Grand Canal
Every Girl In Venice
Amor
Only You
Finale
Simple
Be On Your Own
I Can't Make This Movie
Getting Tall
Piano-Conductor

1 Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Soprano)
1 Reed 2 (Oboe, English Horn)
1 Reed 3 (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
1 Reed 4 (Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
1 Reed 5 (Flute, Bassoon, Clarinet)
2 Horns 1&2 (2 books)
2 Trumpet 1&2 (2 books)
1 Trombone 1
1 Trombone 2
2 Percussion 1&2 (Timpani, Xylophone, Chimes, Bells, Drums, etc. (2 books)
1 Harp
1 Keyboard (Harpsichord, Celeste, Electric Piano)
3 Violins ABC (1 Doubles on Mandolin) (3 books)
2 Violas 1&2 (2 books)
2 Celli 1&2 (2 books)
1 Bass
  • Musical StyleClassic Broadway
  • Vocal DemandsModerate
  • Orchestra SizeMedium
  • Chorus SizeMedium

Materials

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1 Piano-Conductor (Act 1)
1 Piano-Conductor (Act 2)
1 Piano-Vocal (Act 1)
1 Piano-Vocal (Act 2)
26 Vocal Books


1 Reed 1
1 Reed 2
1 Reed 3
1 Reed 4
1 Reed 5
2 Horns 1&2
2 Trumpet 1&2
1 Trombone 1
1 Trombone 2
2 Percussion 1&2
1 Harp
1 Keyboard
3 Violins ABC
2 Violas 1&2
2 Celli 1&2
1 Bass
1 Piano-Vocal (Act 1)
1 Piano-Vocal (Act 2)
26 Vocal Books

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Authors

Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit is the author of the plays Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung you in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad; Indians (Tony Nominee, finalist for Pulitzer prize); Wings (Tony Nominee, finalist for Pulitzer prize); End of the World, with Symposium to Follow; a new translat ...

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Maury Yeston

Maury Yeston’s music and lyrics include his internationally acclaimed Broadway musicals Nine and Titanic (both of which earned him Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Musical, as well as Grammy nominations) and Grand Hotel (Tony nomination, Olivier Award). The Broadway reviva ...

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Mario Fratti

Mario Fratti, professor emeritus of Italian literature at Hunter College, is an internationally acclaimed playwright and drama critic. Author of such works as Suicide, The Cage, The Return, The Academy, Mafia, and The Bridge, he is best known for his musical Nine (inspired by ...
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