After presenting critically acclaimed productions of Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along and The Wild Party, Little Triangle returns with Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit’s Tony Award-winning musical, NINE at the Seymour Centre for a strictly limited season this September.
Set in 1960s Italy, NINE follows film director Guido Contini as he suffers a midlife crisis fueled by his crumbling marriage and a smattering of unsuccessful films. His failure at the box office is mirrored in his life behind the silver screen – caught in a web of romantic entanglements, involving his wife, his mistress, his muse, and every girl in Venice.
Haunted by images and memories from his past and bereft of an idea for a new film, Guido watches as his reality blurs into fantasy. The women in his life, emerge from the shadows of his mind to serenade, seduce or scold him. Though his body is clearing forty, his mind is nearing ten; Guido must grow up if he is to recapture his creativity and save his marriage.
Based on Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film 8½, the original Broadway production opened in 1982 and won five Tony Awards – including Best Musical and Best Score. It also won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. A film adaptation was released in 2009.
Maury Yeston is a composer, lyricist, author and teacher, who moves easily between the worlds of theater, film, and academia, writing concert music, Broadway shows, and holding teaching posts as a respected musicologist. Besides Nine, his works include: Titanic, Phantom, Grand Hotel, Death Takes a Holiday, December Songs, Tom Sawyer: A Ballet in Three Acts and The Lady Eve.
Arthur Kopit is an American playwright whose works include Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad Indians, Wings, Ghosts, End of the World, with Symposium to Follow, High Society and Nine. His television credits include Hands of a Stranger, In a Child’s Name and Roswell.
Director & Designer: Alexander Andrews Featuring: Andy Leonard, Tayla Jarrett, Petronella van Tienen, Caitlin Rose, Sarah Murr, Tisha Kelemen, Michele Lansdown, Kelly Goddard, Katelin Koprivec, Phoebe Clark, Megan Walshe, Victoria Luxton, Matilda Moran, Maddison Burton, Ellyn Gwillim, Sophie Perkins, Sophia Charters, Amy Humphreys Music Director: Antonio Fernandez Choreographer: Madison Lee Lighting Designer: James Wallis Stage Manager: Christopher Starnawski Props & Sound Designer: Hayden Rodgers Music Supervisor: Conrad Hamill Producer: Rose McClelland
Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale
Season continues to 14 September 2019
For more information, visit: www.littletriangle.com.au for details.
Image: photos by Blake Condon