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Leonard Bernstein

LEONARD BERNSTEIN

  (1918 - 1990)

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc  

Leonard Bernstein's plays including biography, theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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below is a list of Leonard Bernstein's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        1600 Pennsylvania Avenue         Candide         Lark, The         Madwoman Of Central Park West, The         On the Town         Peter Pan         Quiet Place, A         Side By Side By Sondheim         West Side Story         Wonderful Town



1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Synopsis:
a history of American Presidents from 1800 to 1900 focusing on race relations.

Notes:
Music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

1st Produced:
Mark Hellinger Theater, New York    1976

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Studio cast recording: Deutsche Grammophon (289 463 448-2) 1998

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Candide

Candide
Candide is banished for romancing the daughter of the Baron. In exile he faces many troubles

Notes:
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Lillian Hellman; Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, John La Touche And Dorothy Parker; Based on the novel "Candide" by Voltaire

1st Produced:
Martin Beck Theatre, NY    1956

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Random House (1957)   B001F3IG6G

Music:
Original cast recording: Columbia (38732) 1956

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Lark, The

Synopsis:
Chapman, writing in the New York News called the Lark: "a beautiful, beautiful play. . .It is always the story of a simple girl who became an inspired warrior and then was tried by the church-but there have been several ways of telling it. anouilh's way, and Miss Hellman's, is to try to tell the story from two viewpoints. One of them is how we look at the tale now as a piece of history, with our knowledge of how the girl's blundering captors unwittingly created a martyr who became forever a symbol of courage and faith. the other viewpoint has been to try to imagine what it must have been like to be Joan herself. Both approaches to this legend of the Martyr of Rouen have been splendidly realized by the technique of divorcing the Drama from the confinements of time, sequence and space. Until the last moment-a thrilling and uplifting one of Joan's greatest earthly triumph, the coronation of the worthless Dauphin for whom she fought-there is no scenery in the usual sense, merely a few levels of steps and platforms

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Anouilh; Incidental music by Leonard Bernstein

1st Produced:
Longacre Theatre, NY    1955

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Hellman, Lillian, Collected Plays" Macmillan, London, 1972   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  4            Other:  extras

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Madwoman Of Central Park West, The

Madwoman Of Central Park West, The
a woman tries to tidy up her bedroom whilst writing lists of things to do, having fights with her teenage daughter and reminiscing

Notes:
written with Phyllis Newman, music by Peter Allen, Leonard Bernstein And others, from play My Mother Was A Fortune Teller by Newman

1st Produced:
Buffalo    1979

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: DRG (5212) 1979

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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On the Town

Synopsis:
Setting: New York City. 1944 - wartime

Notes:
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Betty Comden And Adolph Green; Book by Betty Comden And Adolph Green; Based on An idea by Jerome Robbins; Additional lyrics by Leonard Bernstein

1st Produced:
adaelphi Theatre, NY    1944

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Peter Pan

Synopsis:
Setting: the Nursery; the Never Land; the Mermaids' Lagoon; the Home Under the Ground; the Pirate Ship; Under the Sea; the Treetops

Notes:
Written by James M. Barrie; Music And lyrics by Leonard Bernstein; Music Arranged by Trude Rittman; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay; Music And Lyrics by Leonard Bernstein

1st Produced:
-    1950

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Pantomime

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Quiet Place, A

Synopsis:
the final stage work of Leonard Bernstein makes its long-awaited New York premiere, in its first performance on any stage in 22 years. the work portrays the estranged members of an American family - mother, father, daughter, and gay son - as they reunite at a funeral after 20 years. This story of people adrift in their search for serenity carries forward the characters from Bernstein's short youthful satire Trouble in Tahiti (which he conducted at City Opera in 1958).Trouble in Tahiti is incorporated into the second act of a Quiet Place as flashbacks.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center, NY    27 Oct 2010

Organisations:
New York City Opera

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Side By Side By Sondheim

Synopsis:
a revue in two acts

Notes:
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Additional music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers And Jule Styne

1st Produced:
Music Box Theatre, NY    1977

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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West Side Story

West Side Story
Two rival gangs - the Jets and the Sharks. at the school dance Maria who is the sister of the leader of the Sharks meets Tony who is associated with the Jets and they fall in love - but gang rivalry means there wont be a happy outcome

Notes:
Book by Arthur Laurents; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

1st Produced:
Winter Garden Theatre, NY    21089

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1959   -

Music:
Original Broadway cast: Sony (32603) 1957

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Genre:
Musical Tragedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  22            Female:  12            Other:  -

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Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town
Two friends move from Ohio to New York to seek their fortunes. eileen a dancer who always has men chasing her and Ruth a writer who can't get even one man

Notes:
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Joseph A. Fields And Jerome Chodorov; Lyrics by Betty Comden And Adolph Green; Based on "My Sister eileen" by Joseph A. Fields And Jerome Chodorov; Based on stories by Ruth McKenney

1st Produced:
Winter Garden Theatre, NY    19415

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Tams-Wltmark, NY,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: MCa (10050) 1953

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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