Dear World (Revised)

Dear World (Revised)

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Based on The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux
as adapted by Maurice Valency
New Version by David Thompson

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Dear World (Revised)

Dear World (Revised)

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Based on The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux
as adapted by Maurice Valency
New Version by David Thompson

Overview

Adapted from Jean Giraudoux’s play The Madwoman of Chaillot, Dear World is a haunting, delicate and charming musical celebrating life, passion and madness. A Tony award winner for its original leading lady Angela Lansbury, the musical features some of Jerry Herman’s most beloved songs, including “Kiss Her Now,” “Each Tomorrow Morning,” “I’ve Never Said I Love You,” “I Don't Want To Know” and the title song.

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Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period
  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Jerry Herman

Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles are home to some of the most popular, most-often performed and most successful musical hero(in)es of all time, and have given Jerry Herman (1931-2019) the distinction of being the only composer/lyricist in history to have had three ...

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Jerome Lawrence

Jerome Lawrence (1915-2004) and Robert E. Lee collaborated for more than fifty years and were among the most prolific playwriting teams in the American theatre. In addition to their Pulitzer-nominated Inherit The Wind, their other major stage works include the comedy hit Aunt ...

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Robert E. Lee

Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee (1918-1994) collaborated for more than fifty years and were among the most prolific playwriting teams in the American theatre. In addition to their Pulitzer-nominated Inherit The Wind, their other major stage works include the comedy hit Aunt ...

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David Thompson

David Thompson's theatre credits include And the World Goes 'Round (Drama Desk and Outer Circle Critics Award), The Look of Love, Thou Shalt Not, Flora the Red Menace (Drama Desk Award nomination), Steel Pier (Tony Award nomination) and the 1996 Broadway revival of Chicago, f ...

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Maurice Valency

Maurice Valency was a playwright, author, critic and popular professor of Comparative Literature at Columbia University, He was best known for his award-winning adaptations of plays by Jean Giraudoux (The Madwoman of Chaillot, Ondine, The Enchanted, and The Apollo of Bellac ...
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Jean Giraudoux

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