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The storyline: It is evening and a mother reminds her small child to put his toy-trains away and to go to bed. In the child's dream, the locomotives come alive: It is the night of the world championships for locomotives.



The young steam locomotive Rusty, charming but definitely no longer technically up to date, appears to stand no chance against its more modern challengers, such as the macho Greaseball. This self-confident diesel locomotive rocks like Elvis and conquers the hearts of its many female fans. When Electra, an ultra-modern e-locomotive, suddenly makes its appearance, the situation seems hopeless for the young steam locomotive. Beautiful Pearl, a 1st-class coach, leaves Rusty for Electra.



Three, two, one- go! The flags come down, the lights flash and the helmets sparkle. Locomotives and their coaches are hurtling along the tracks at lightning speed. The conflict between the trains comes to a climax, since the methods used to win this international race are not always fair. Suddenly it appears, the legendary "Starlight Express", like a fiery comet's tail in the sky. The night is full of glittering stars as Rusty finds out what is most important in life: believing in yourself. He finds new courage to enter the finale - and Pearl begins to understand who her true love belongs to...

Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)


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Starlight Express Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Starlight Express have their been?
Starlight Express has had 3 productions including West End which opened in 1984, Broadway which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 1987.

What Tony Awards has Starlight Express been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Choreography for Arlene Phillips , Best Costume Design for John Napier, Best Direction of a Musical for Trevor Nunn , Best Lighting Design for David HerseyBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Richard Stilgoe.

What Tony Awards has Starlight Express won?
Best Choreography for Arlene Phillips Best Costume Design for John Napier Best Direction of a Musical for Trevor Nunn Best Lighting Design for David Hersey Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Andrew Lloyd Webber Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Richard Stilgoe.

What other awards has Starlight Express been nominated for?
Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for John Napier.

What other awards has Starlight Express won?
Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for John Napier.

What productions of Starlight Express have their been?
Starlight Express has had 3 productions including West End which opened in 1984, Broadway which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 1987.

What awards has Starlight Express been nominated for?
Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for John Napier.

What awards has Starlight Express won?
Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for John Napier.

What is the order of songs in Starlight Express and what's the order?
Rolling Stock
Call Me Rusty
A Lotta Locomotion
Pumping Iron
Freight
AC/DC
Hitching and Switching
He Whistled at Me
Race--Heat One
There's Me
The Blues
Belle
Race--Heat Two
Race--Heat Three
Laughing Stock
Starlight Express
The Rap
Uncoupled
C.B.
Race--Uphill Final
Right Place, Right Time
I Am the Starlight
Race--Downhill Final
No Comeback
One Rock 'n' Roll Too Many
Only He
Only You
Light at the End of the Tunnel
Engine of Love
Make Up My Heart
Silver Dollar
Wide Smile, High Style, That's Me
Crazy
Next Time You Fall in Love
He'll Whistle at Me

What productions of Starlight Express have there been?
Starlight Express has had 3 productions including West End which opened in 1984, Broadway which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 1987.