A Staged Reading of Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle from Musical Theatre West
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“A gorgeous Sondheim score”—Backstage
Musical Theatre West’s 2010-11 Reiner Reading Series concludes with Stephen Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle. A legendary cult show, thanks to the original cast album, Anyone Can Whistle premiered on Broadway on April 4, 1964 with Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury making their musical theatre debuts. This wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical satire points ahead to Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking work in the 1970s even as it keeps a foot firmly rooted in the musical theatre’s “golden age.” Originally running only nine performances, Anyone Can Whistle is the crown jewel of flop musicals, one that is worth revisiting largely due to its incredible score which includes “There Won’t Be Trumpets,” “Everybody Says Don’t” and the title song.
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