LoveMusik

LoveMusik

LoveMusik

Book by Alfred Uhry
Music by Kurt Weill

Suggested by the letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

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LoveMusik

LoveMusik

Book by Alfred Uhry
Music by Kurt Weill

Suggested by the letters of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Overview

LoveMusik follows the lives of the unlikeliest of lovers - the brilliant, intellectual German composer Kurt Weill and a lusty girl from the streets of Vienna who became his muse and star, Lotte Lenya. With a book by Alfred Uhry (Pulitzer Prize winner, Driving Miss Daisy), LoveMusik is an epic romance, set in Berlin, Paris, Broadway and Hollywood, spanning 25 years in the lives of this complicated couple. From their courtship and early collaborations in Europe, through their journey to America and the debut of the landmark musical The Threepenny Opera, LoveMusik gets deep inside this fascinating partnership. The musical features some of Weill's best-loved songs, including "Speak Low," "Surabaya Johnny," "It Never Was You," "Mack the Knife," "September Song," and "Pirate Jenny."

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Details

  • Genre: Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Author

Alfred Uhry

Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill (1900-1950) was born on 2 March 1900 in Dessau, Germany. The son of a cantor, Weill displayed musical talent early on: by the time he was twelve, he was composing and mounting concerts and dramatic works in the hall above his family's quarters in the Gemeindehaus. ...

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Harold Prince

Harold Prince (1928-2019) directed the original productions of She Loves Me, It's a Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman! Superman, Cabaret, Zorba, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, On the Twentieth Century, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Merrily We Roll Along ...

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