Play On! 1997

Opened: March 20, 1997
Closing: unknown

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Based on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

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Duncan MacMillan’s play LUNGS has been described as 'off-kilter' and 'brutally honest' - and that's exactly what you get with this production. It races forward at a gallop as the pair on stage move through their relationship. There's an element of a runaway train to the pace, but it's a train I want to be on.

Play On! FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Don't You Know I Care
Black Butterfly
I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues
In a Mellow Tone
Take the 'A' Train
Drop Me Off in Harlem
I've Got to Be a Rug Cutter
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
C Jam Blues
Mood Indigo
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
It Don't Mean a Thing
I Got It Bad
Hit Me with a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce
I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So
Everything but You
Solitude
I'm Beginning to See the Light
I Didn't Know About You
Rocks in My Bed
Something to Live For
Prelude to a Kiss
I Love You Madly
Play On! has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 1997 and West End which opened in 1997.
Best Orchestrations for Luther Henderson.

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