STAGE TUBE: SOME LOVERS Premieres at the Old Globe
In the video below, various production shots from The Old Globe's premiere production of SOME LOVERS are set to the musical's song, "Every Other Hour."
SOME LOVERS is a new musical with book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Steven Sater and music by Academy and Grammy Award-winning legend Burt Bacharach. Directed by Will Frears with music supervision by Lon Hoyt and choreography by Denis Jones, SOME LOVERS will run through Dec. 31 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.theoldglobe.com, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
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To create his first original stage musical since PROMISES, PROMISES (recently revived on Broadway), Bacharach has joined forces with SPRING AWAKENING‘s Steven Sater to re-imagine the classic O. Henry Christmas tale "The Gift of the Magi" for today's audiences. On Christmas Eve, estranged lovers Molly and Ben are haunted by the memory of happier times, and like the unforgettable melody of a favorite song, their memories conspire to bring them together again. A timeless love story that takes place over 20 years, SOME LOVERS features a new score by Bacharach.
The cast of SOME LOVERS features Jenni Barber (Young Molly), who has appeared on New York stages in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Sam Mendes' Bridge Project, From Up Here and Cactus Flower; Jason Danieley (Ben), whose Broadway credits include Next to Normal, Curtains, Candide and The Full Monty (also West End); Michelle Duffy (Molly), who has originated roles in the World Premieres of Leap of Faith, Continental Divide, An Italian Straw Hat and Mask; and Andrew Mueller (Young Ben), who recently appeared in the world premiere of For the Boys and received a Jeff Award for his work in Big River in Chicago.
The creative team includes Takeshi Kata (Scenic Design), Jenny Mannis (Costume Design), Ben Stanton (Lighting Design), Leon Rothenberg (Sound Design), Jonathan Tunick (Orchestrator), AnnMarie Milazzo (Vocal Designer), Jim Carnahan, CSA (Casting) and Matthew Silver (Stage Manager).
TICKETS to Some Lovers can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Performances at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre begin on Nov. 26 and continue through Dec. 31. Ticket prices start at $35. Performance times: Previews: Saturday, Nov. 26 at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:00 p.m. Regular Performances: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. There is a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Friday, Dec. 23 and 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. performances on Monday, Dec. 26. There are no evening performances on Saturdays Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, and there are no performances on Christmas (Dec. 25). Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors and groups of 10 or more.
The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country's leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for 75 years. Under the direction of Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, which are both part of The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.
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