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Nine - Full Length Musical, Drama

Nine

Mario Fratti, Arthur Kopit, Maury Yeston

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Full Length Musical, Drama

1m, 22f, 4boy(s)

ISBN: 9780573681578

Book by Arthur Kopit
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti

Winner! 1982 Tony® Award for Best Musical
Winner! 2003 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical

"A rich and thrilling night of theatre." - The New York Post"A galloping fantasy [with a] ravishingly inventive and tuneful score." - The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Biography

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - 1960s. Venice, Italy.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, From Broadway

Winner! 1982 Tony® Award for Best Musical
Winner! 2003 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical
This spectacular musical delighted Broadway theatergoers in a hit revival in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas. Nine is the story of a celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story. Nine has also been adapted into a major motion picture from Rob Marshall, the acclaimed director of the 2002 film version of Chicago. Of the Broadway musical, Marshall said it is "a sumptuous and emotional work that translates naturally to the film musical genre because of its seamless relationship between fantasy and reality." Composer and lyricist Maury Yeston worked on the film adaptation and created three new songs for the movie musical, which was released in December, 2009. From Broadway to Film and back to live Theatre, you won't want to miss your opportunity to perform this exciting piece.

"A rich and thrilling night of theatre. " - The New York Post

"A galloping fantasy [with a] ravishingly inventive and tuneful score." - The New York Times

"Has been impressively reborn... Yeston's score comes across with extraordinary power." - New York Daily News 

"A
n abundant musical, one which gleefully expands the limits of the theatre. A startling act of the imagination, independence and daring; and, hence, a show to treasure." - WCBS-TV

NINE opened at he 46th St Theater on Broadway on May 9th, 1982. It was directed by Tommy Tune.

Characters

CASTING

1m, 22f, 4boy(s)

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Alternate casting: 10m, 13 female, and 4 boys

CHORUS SIZE

Small

GUIDO CONTINI - the film director
GUIDO AT AN EARLY AGE -Little Guido
LUISA CONTINI - Guido's wife
CARLA ALBANESE - Guido's mistress
CLAUDIA NARDI - the actress, Guido's former protegee
GUIDO'S MOTHER
LILIANE LA FLEUR - Guido's producer
LINA DARLING - La Fleur's mysterious accomplice
STEPHANIE NECROPHORUS - a critic
OUR LADY OF THE SPA
MAMA MADDELENA - chief of the chambermaids
SARRAGHINA - a volumptuous prostitute

THE ITALIANS
DIANA
MARIA
FRANCESCA
ANNABELLA
GUILIETTTA
RENATA
A VENETIAN GONDOLIER

THE GERMANS
OLGA VON STURM
HEIDI VON STURM
ILSA VON HESSE
GRETCHEN VON KRUPF
LITTLE GUIDO'S THREE SCHOOLMATES
A NUN
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SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Conductor’s Score
Piano/Vocal Score (Rehearsal Piano Score)
Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Soprano)
Reed II (Oboe, English Horn)
Reed III (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone)
Reed IV (Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
Reed V (Flute, Bassoon, Clarinet)
Horns I & II
Trumpet
Trombone I
Trombone II
Percussion I & II (Timpani, Xylophone, Chimes, Bells, Drums, etc. (2 books)
Violins (6 players, 1 doubles on Mandolin) (3 books)
Violas I & II
Celli I & II
Bass
Harp
Keyboard (Harpsichord, Celeste, Electric Piano)
26 Chorus Books

Media

Song Samples

Overture delle Donne

Spa Music

Not Since Chaplin

Guido's Song

My Husband Makes Movies

A Call From The Vatican

Only With You

The Script

Folies Bergeres

Nine

Ti Voglio / Be Italian

The Bells of St. Sebastian

A Man Like You

Unusual Way

Contini Submits

The Grand Canal

Every Girl In Venice

Amor

Only You

Finale

Simple

Be On Your Own

I Can't Make This Movie

Getting Tall

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Author(s)

Mario Fratti

Mario Fratti, professor emeritus of Italian literature at Hunter College, is an internationally acclaimed playwright and drama critic. Author of such works as Suicide, The Cage, The Return, The Academy, Mafia, and The Bridge, he is best known for his musical Nine (inspired by Fellini’s famous film, 8 1/2) which in its original production in 1982 won the O’Neill Award, the Richard Rodgers Award, ... view full profile

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Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit (born May 10, 1937, New York, N.Y., U.S.), American playwright best known for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1960). Subtitled “a pseudoclassical tragifarce in a bastard French tradition,” the play parodies the Theater of the Absurd, the Oedipus complex, and the conventions of avant-garde drama.Kopit attended Harvard University (A.B., 1959), ... view full profile

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