Last Updated on 10th May 2016
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical Allegro is to get its European premiere a mere 70 years after it opened on Broadway.
In 1905 in a small Midwestern town, the wife of a local doctor gives birth to a baby boy, Joseph Taylor Jr. Allegro chronicles nearly four decades in the life of this average Joe – through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his own medical career; from the tranquility of his hometown to the hectic din of big city life and a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about, ultimately learning the most important lessons of all – the value of family, that money isn’t everything and that home really is where the heart is.
Written after Oklahoma!, Carousel and the film of State Fair, Allegro opened on Broadway with the biggest box office advance in Broadway history. This new production will be directed by Thom Southerland who will also provide a new adaptation of the book and the production will have brand new orchestrations. Allegro is produced by Danielle Tarento.
Allegro will be presented at the Southwark Playhouse from 5 August and run until 10 September 2016.