MARRY ME A LITTLE Returns to London at St. James, July 29
Stephen Sondheim's Marry Me A Little will return to the London stage for the first time in 17 years in a brand new production at St. James Studio for 16 performances only from Tuesday 29 July (press night Thursday 31 July at 8.00pm) it was announced today. On sale now.
Marry Me A Little pieces together a selection of songs by the undisputed master of the contemporary Broadway musical to tell a charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival as a modern singleton. Two single strangers, left alone in their studio apartments on a Saturday night, pass their time with sweetly secret, unshared fantasies, never knowing that they're just a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely dreams. Told entirely through songs written early in Sondheim's career or previously intended for his ground-breaking Broadway musicals including A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Company, Follies and A Little Night Music, Marry Me a Little is funny, moving and sophisticated musical as well as a fascinating look at "the songs that got away".
Marry Me a Little was co-created by Craig Lucas, who met Sondheim whilst performing in the ensemble of the original Broadway production of Sweeney Todd. In discussions at rehearsals and parties, Sondheim mentioned to Lucas the large number of songs he had written that hadn't been performed or published. Lucas requested permission to use these songs, and with his collaborator Norman René, pieced them together to create a narrative between a young man and woman.
Marry Me a Little premiered Off-Off Broadway in 1980 and was described by the New York Times as "an unusually moving evening". It was last seen in London in 1997 at the Bridewell Theatre in a production starring Clive Carter and Rebecca Front.
Casting is to be announced.
Marry Me a Little is conceived and developed by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with music by Stephen Sondheim. It is directed by Hannah Chissick with musical direction by David Randall. It is produced by Aria Entertainment in association with Guy James and Knockhardy Productions, and by special arrangement withJosef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.
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