Monday, June 2, 2014

Pipe Dream

The seventh musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein was adapted from a novel by John Steinbeck. The show ran 245 performances and was not considered a success. When Encores presented a concert version in 2012 the critics agreed that there's still some lovely music and very little plot. Some felt the material intimidated Hammerstein who made the Suzy's prostitution ambiguous.

Steinbeck: "You've turned my prostitute into a visiting nurse!"

The most bizarre legend about Pipe Dream is that a film version was proposed with the Muppets!

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