For the primary time since its NYC debut in 1983, the not often seen Stephen Sondheim musical revue You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow is coming to Brooklyn’s The Nice Room at Artwork NY Studios for a restricted engagement of sixteen performances starting on October 13. Offered by Brooklyn Heights’ award-winning firm Theater 2020, the 70-minute staged live performance highlights a number of songs for which Sondheim wrote each the music and lyrics – some lesser-known and sometimes carried out, and a few that had been lower earlier than Broadway, together with a number of of his beloved classics.
Directed by David Fuller and choreographed by Judith Jarosz (Co-Producing Inventive Administrators of Theater 2020), with music route by pianist Griffin Strout and costumes by Susan Yanofsky, the solid options Elena Cramer, Matthew Liu, Matthew Mancuso, Rori Nogee, Alex Parrish, and Helen Jane Planchet celebrating Sondheim, and one of the best in ourselves, with an optimistic look to the long run. The present covers songs from Saturday Night time (the primary skilled musical written by Sondheim, meant to play on Broadway in 1955, however shelved after the sudden demise of its lead producer) by Merrily We Roll Alongside (which closed after a brief Broadway run in 1981, and is quickly to open in a sold-out limited-engagement revival from New York Theatre Workshop this November).
Author Paul Salsini, founding editor of The Sondheim Overview and writer of the not too long ago launched memoir Sondheim & Me, provided his insights into You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow and analysis into its historical past, telling me, “As a result of the songs could also be lesser recognized, the revue will not be produced that usually, however to be clear, the songs are positively not ‘lesser Sondheim.’ I nonetheless keep in mind seeing a terrific manufacturing by Pegasus Gamers in Chicago in 1999.”
He went on to say, “I discovered that the revue started as a live performance, with two performances on March 3, 1983, at Sotheby Parke Bernet in New York. It starred such greats as Liz Callaway, George Hearn, Judy Kaye, and Victoria Mallory. Sondheim himself accompanied Angela Lansbury on ‘Ship within the Clowns’ and led the singers on ‘Previous Associates.’ The presentation was recorded stay and launched as A Stephen Sondheim Night. Later, it was known as You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow and licensed by Music Theater Worldwide, which mentioned: ‘The exhilarating work is nothing wanting a revelation: the interesting melodies and astonishing craft of his first unproduced Broadway musical, Saturday Night time; the gut-busting numbers that didn’t make it into A Humorous Factor Occurred on the Option to the Discussion board; the stark great thing about Pacific Overtures; the sweeping romanticism of Anybody Can Whistle, and a heart-rending beautiful ballad from his adaptation of The Frogs.’”
Salsini additionally famous, “Moreover ‘Ship within the Clowns,’ the revue consists of such well-known songs as ‘Being Alive’ and ‘Not a Day Goes By.’ Largely this can be a likelihood for brand spanking new audiences to find the mastery of Stephen Sondheim.” I can add that it’s additionally a uncommon alternative for long-time aficionados to revisit this sometimes produced present of songs by the Broadway legend, so whichever you might be, you gained’t need to miss it.
Working Time: Roughly 70 minutes, with out intermission.
You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow performs at 8 pm, on Thursday, October 13-Sunday, November 6, 2022, at Theater 2020, acting at The Nice Room at Artwork NY Studios, 138 South Oxford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. For tickets (priced at $40-50, or $30 for college students and seniors with ID, plus charges), go on-line. Everybody is inspired to put on a masks contained in the constructing and in the course of the present.