City of Angels: Tony-Winning Film Noir Musical in Davis
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The last date listed for City of Angels was Saturday October 6, 2012 / 8:15pm.
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First let me say that I saw this play when it first came out back in 1989 and absolutely loved it. So I was very excited to see that it was playing again even if only at a small venue.
My first disappointment came when the play started and the...continued
City of Angels chronicles the life of Stine, a young novelist, attempting to get his screenplay written. As Stine writes his private eye story in colorful 1940s-style similes, his written word is recreated on stage in the black-and-white film noir style of the era. The result, according to publisher Tams-Witmark’s website, is “a tale of decadence and homicide with a liberal sprinkling of femmes fatale.” _
City of Angels_ ran for 878 performances on Broadway. The show marked Larry Gelbart’s triumphant return to Broadway (his first Broadway venture was A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum), and Cy Coleman’s return to his jazz roots.
The show was met with such acclaim and accolades that a second Los Angeles company opened in June, 1991 while the Broadway production was still going strong. The lead roles have been played by James Naughton and Barry Williams of Brady Bunch fame.