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Street Scene
On from 07 May 2008 till 07 May 2008
Watford Palace Theatre
by Elmer Rice
Genre(s): Drama, Musical, Kids Theatre

About: Street Scene

This summer take in one of the triumphs of the American music theatre.

Set in 1947 in a tenement building over a long hot summer's day and night, Street Scene is a musical melting pot of working class New York: scintillating show tunes, operatic arias, jazz, the blues, spirituals...

Kurt Weill called it "a simple story of everyday life in a big city, a story of love and passion and greed and death." Alongside The Threepenny Opera, it confirms Weill as one of the 20th century's giants of popular musical theatre.

Street Scene won the first ever Tony Award for Weill's music. Elmer Rice adapted his Pulitzer Prize-winning play and the lyrics are by the great poet of Harlem Langston Hughes.

This first UK production in nearly 20 years includes a cast of 15, an orchestra and two choruses of local young people.


“A musical play of magnificence and glory”
New York Times

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