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Face the Music archiveProducer Hal Reisman desperately seeks backers for his Broadway show. Because of the Great Depression, once rich investors are "Lunching at the Automat". In his search, Reisman meets crooked policemen who need to get rid of their illegal money before they are found out. The corrupt police chief Martin van Buren Meshbesher and his eccentric wife Myrtle become investors in the show, expecting it to be a failure. However, when risqu? material is added the show is raided and the government tries to close it and the flop becomes an instant hit because of the publicity. The show opened on Broadway on February 17th 1932 playing for 165 performances.

Creatives/Company

Author: Irving Berlin
Book by: Moss Hart

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Archive listings for Face the Music (2015)

Work type: Musical.

T1400983068

UK Stage Premiere. After lying dormant for nearly 70 years, the show was restored with an adaptation by David Ives for presentation at City Centre Encores!Producer Andrew Yon. Presented byAll Star Productions. Adapted by David Ives. Director Brendan Matthew. Musical Director Aaron Clingham. Choreographer Sally Brooks. Design Joana Dias. Lighting Sky Bembury. Director Benjamin Newsome (casting). Performer David Anthony (Martin Van Buren Meshbesher). Performer Laurel Dougall (Mrs Myrtle Meshbesher). Performer Samuel Haughton (Hal Reisman). Performer Joanna Hughes (Kit Baker). Performer Alessandro Lubrano (Pat Mason). Performer James Houlbrook (O'Rourke). Performer Ceris Hine (Pickles Crouse). Performer Lewis Dewar Foley (Joe Malarkey). Performer Lewis Asquith (Rodney St. Clair). Performer Ross McNeill (Uncle Sam). Performer Kirsten Stark (Pratt Sister). Performer Daniel James Webster (Defence Lawyer).
9 Jun 15 to 3 Jul 15Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, Outer London :: V01545419451
listing details L1254668903

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