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Mayor - Musical Revue / Cabaret, Satire/Political Satire

Mayor

Charles Strouse, Warren Leight, Edward I. Koch

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Musical Revue / Cabaret, Satire/Political Satire

4m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573681394

Music and Lyrics by Charles Strouse
Book by Warren Leight
Based on the book Mayor by Edward I. Koch.

"An extremely entertaining blend of polemic, satire, song and dance." - Women's Wear Daily
A musical evening based on the memoir of legendary New York City Mayor Ed Koch, with music by the composer of Annie and Bye Bye Birdie!

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Description

Musical Revue / Cabaret

Satire/Political Satire

Docudrama/Historic

90 minutes

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play - The feeling of a city. Simple suggestions of various locations.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

If you love New York - or if you hate it - you will be sure to enjoy this peppy show, which is as much about life in the Big Apple as it is about the Mayor. Virtually every aspect of the social and political life of New York City is genially lampooned, and the result is an entertaining evening - even for audiences who wouldn't be able to tell Ed Koch from Frank Perdue!

"An extremely entertaining blend of polemic, satire, song and dance." - Women's Wear Daily

"While Mayor Koch has been called many things by his fans and detractors, adjectives like 'genial,' 'mild' and 'sweet' have generally not been among them. It's those words, however, that most accurately describe both Mayor, the modest new cabaret musical adapted from Mr. Koch's memoirs, and the character it places center stage. Although lightly critical of the Mayor -and lightly sprinkled with amusing segments - this 90-minute show does transform New York's brash, archetypal political street fighter into a cuddly, if egocentric, hero" - The New York Times

Mayor: The Musical was first presented by Martin Richards, Jerry Kravat, and Mary Lea Johnson with The New York Music Company Off Broadway at The Village Gate in New York City on Mary 13, 1985. It was directed by Jeffrey B. Moss and choreographed by Barbara Siman.
Characters

CASTING

4m, 4f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Eight actors create an entire city population. The chracterizations of the famous can be broad - these people are in some ways bigger than life. A satirical edge will work well against their egos. Almost all the characters change when the Mayor comes on the scene.

CHORUS SIZE

Small

MAYOR ED KOCH - toes the line between forthrightness and arrogance; at the height of his power and knows it
CAROL BELLAMY - archrival, cooler, primmer, Waspier
TRUMP - the brazen builder
GOLDIN - the mild-mannered controller
LEONOA HELMSLEY - the hotel Queen
OTHERS - street people, bankers, Yuppies, politicians, waitresses, bike messangers, straphangers, reporters
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Small/Combo

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

9 Piano/Conductor Scores
Song Samples

Overture

Mayor

You Can Be A New Yorker Too!

You're Not the Mayor

March of the Yuppies

Hootspa

What You See is What You Get

Ballad

I Want to Be the Mayor

The Last "I Love New York" Song

Good Times

I'll Never Leave You

How'm I Doin'?

My City

Videos
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Author(s)
Charles Strouse

Charles Strouse

The music of Charles Strouse has touched the life of almost every American in the last half century. There may be no other living composer from America's songbook whose work is as integrated into the popular culture as that of Charles Strouse. His music has attracted top recording artists such as Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick, Jr., Jay–Z, Louis ... view full profile

Warren Leight

Warren Leight

Warren Leight's Side Man won the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play. His other plays include No Foreigners Beyond This Point (Baltimore Center Stage premiere); James and Annie (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati premiere); Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine (ATCA Nomination); Mayor, the Musical (Drama Desk Nomination); Fame Takes a Holiday (co-written); Stray Cats; and The Loop. Recent publications: Dark No Sugar, ... view full profile

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