Full Length Musical
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
Mild Adult Themes, Smoking
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
"An 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.