Cast & Creative Team Talk UK Premiere Of Styne's SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING
Relatively obscure Broadway musical SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING by Golden Age dream team of composer Jule Styne and lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green was recently performed in its UK premiere this month thanks to a particularly dedicated and determined young patron of the piece.
Student director Matthew Malone helmed a special fully-orchestrated revival of the rarely performed show in a concert staging at Sheffield University last week and discussed his intentions for it as part of a new interview.
Malone enthusiastically relayed, "It's a great project... I've got a 36-piece orchestra, 15 people in a chorus, I've got four principal singers, everyone's enjoying it and there's a big buzz."
Furthermore, Malone added, "The score is brilliant."
Additionally, Malone shared of the unique venture, "The most interesting thing is knowing that someone's looked at this music 53 years before me, and it's opened on Broadway."
Check out the original article on the matter here.
More information on the UK premiere of SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING is available on the official Facebook page here.
Of note, the original Broadway production of SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING opened in 1961 and ran for 205 performances. Among the original cast were Orson Bean, Sydney Chaplin, Carol Lawrence and Phyllis Newman, famously featuring future theatre mega-stars Michael Bennett and Valerie Harper in the chorus. Notably, Newman went on to win the 1962 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress In A Musical.