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Old Dec 08, 2004, 05:08 AM   #1
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Lennon Musical to Include Unknown Songs by Late Beatle

By Robert Simonson

07 Dec 2004


The Broadway-bound musical Lennon, due to land at the Broadhurst Theatre in July 7, 2005, will contain two melodies never before heard by any fan of The Beatles or John Lennon, and another heard by very few.

The songs, "India, India," "I Don't Want to Lose You," and "Cookin' (In the Kitchen of Love)," were written by Lennon at various times in his life. The first two exist in private recordings. ("India" was written in 1968.) Ringo Starr recorded the third in 1976, though Lennon never did. Lennon's widow Yoko Ono has given director Don Scardino the go-ahead to use them.

"They're very appropriate for the periods they are showing," Ono told the New York Times. "People would say to me, `What are you going to do about all of John's unreleased songs?' And I've always sais, `I will put them out, but I have to find ways to present them in the right way. For these songs, I thought the musical would be a very effective, beautiful way to do it.'"

Lennon will have its world premiere at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre (April 12-May 14) and then a stint at Boston's Colonial Theatre (May 31-June 25) before coming to Broadway.

Written and directed by Don Scardino, the new musical is based on the songs of the late pop music icon, performer and songwriter John Lennon. The stagings are set for San Francisco (April 5-May 7, 2005) and Boston (May 24-June 18, 2005).

Producers Edgar Lansbury, Don Scardino and Allan McKeown in association with Clear Channel Entertainment present the work by arrangement with Yoko Ono.

The design team of Lennon includes John Arnone (scenic), Jane Greenwood (costumes) with Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer (lighting). Joe Malone provides choreography.

"I was after something that was very theatrical and that would, for the audience, really bring forward the real living idea of John Lennon," director Don Scardino previously told Playbill On-Line about his upcoming piece.

"The idea is basically as if an acting troupe walked on stage, unpacked their bags and said 'Tonight, we do John Lennon' just like the players in Hamlet [say] here's The Murder of Gonzago. Well, here's the murder of John Lennon, [or] the life of John Lennon. Doing so, the actors on stage all take up his voice and his time and be another facet of that personality and basically make up the measure of the man in the process, through the course of the evening. And ultimately, Lennon speaks for himself at the end of the piece, by showing the 'Imagine' film."

Scardino said that Lennon will tell the tale of more than just a musician: "He always seemed to be ahead of the curve. Or, by example, the curve followed him. He was such a leader for a certain generation, particularly, that he's emblematic of the times he came through."

Scardino summed up the concept as "not only how his life defined the times, but how the times defined him."

The musical will feature 10 actors portraying John Lennon at various stages in his life backed by an onstage 10-piece band. Twenty-seven songs from the substantial Lennon oeuvre will be featured in the musical, among them "Imagine," "Instant Karma," "Give Peace a Chance," "(Just Like) Starting Over" and "Whatever Gets You Through the Night."

Performance schedules and ticketing information for all venues will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit www.lennonthemusical.com.
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Old Dec 08, 2004, 09:51 AM   #2
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India( is from 1979) and Cookin (is from 1975)is of Boots to find


Forsaken by the "Lost Lennon Tapes" radio series, India makes its world premiere on this collection. Featuring an unheard set of lyrics atop a polished guitar backing, the melody marries an upbeat version of Tennessee with the chorus of Serve Yourself. Talk about potential!
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Old Dec 08, 2004, 10:26 AM   #3
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Cool! Thanks for sharing SF!

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Awesome!!
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Great picture and George's beautiful, flowing wavy hair is as prime as always.

I think we ought to raise our glasses to SF for bringing us this story. Cheers, Sandra!
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