Full Length Musical, Drama  /  1m, 22f, 4boy(s)

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

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Nine
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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 22f, 4boy(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Biography
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Tony, From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.
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Accolades

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

Reviews

REVIEWS

"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

Videos

  • Laura Benanti performs Unusual Way
  • The Original Broadway Cast perform Be Italian
  • Nine
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Keywords

Aging, Love, Marriage, Memory

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Licensing fees and rental materials quoted upon application.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: 1960s. Venice, Italy.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Difficult
  • Orchestra Size: Large
  • Chorus Size: Small

Song Samples

Overture delle Donne
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Spa Music
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Not Since Chaplin
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Guido's Song
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My Husband Makes Movies
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A Call From The Vatican
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Only With You
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The Script
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Folies Bergeres
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Nine
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Ti Voglio / Be Italian
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The Bells of St. Sebastian
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A Man Like You
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Unusual Way
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Contini Submits
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The Grand Canal
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Every Girl In Venice
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Amor
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Only You
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Finale
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Simple
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Be On Your Own
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I Can't Make This Movie
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Getting Tall
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Casting

1m, 22f, 4boy(s)
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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Cast 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

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

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Full Package

1 Piano/Vocal Score (Act 1)
1 Piano/Vocal Score (Act 2)
26 Chorus Books

1 Piano/Conductor Score (Act 1)
1 Piano/Conductor Score (Act 2)
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 (2 books)
Trumpet I & II (2 books)
Trombone I
Trombone II
Percussion I & II (Timpani, Xylophone, Chimes, Bells, Drums, etc. (2 books)
Harp
Keyboard (Harpsichord, Celeste, Electric Piano)
Violins ABC (1 Doubles on Mandolin) (3 books)
Violas I & II (2 books)
Celli I & II (2 books)
Bass

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Authors

Maury Yeston

Maury Yeston is a composer, lyricist, author and teacher, and moves easily between the worlds of theater, film, and academia, writing concert music, Broadway shows, and holding teaching posts as a respected musicologist.In addition to winning his second Tony Award for Best Score for Broadway’s Titanic(which won five To ...

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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 conv ...

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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, ...

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

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