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Nine

A rich and thrilling night of theatre.

The New York Post

A galloping fantasy [with a] ravishingly inventive and tuneful score.

The New York Times

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Target Audience: Adult
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings
  • Cautions: Mild Adult Themes, Smoking
  • Orchestra Size: Medium

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 1982 Tony┬« Award for Best Musical
    Winner! 2003 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Musical
This spectacular musical delighted Broadway theatergoers in a hit revival in 2003 starring Antonio Banderas. Nine is the story of a celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story.

Nine
has also been adapted into a major motion picture from Rob Marshall, the acclaimed director of the 2002 film version of Chicago. Of the Broadway musical, Marshall said it is "a sumptuous and emotional work that translates naturally to the film musical genre because of its seamless relationship between fantasy and reality." Composer and lyricist Maury Yeston worked on the film adaptation and created three new songs for the movie musical, which was released in December, 2009. From Broadway to Film and back to live Theatre, you won't want to miss your opportunity to perform this exciting piece.

REVIEWS:

A rich and thrilling night of theatre.

The New York Post

A galloping fantasy [with a] ravishingly inventive and tuneful score.

The New York Times

Has been impressively reborn... Yeston's score comes across with extraordinary power.

New York Daily News
Premiere Production: Nine opened at the 46th St Theater on Broadway on May 9th, 1982. It was directed by Tommy Tune.
  • Casting: 5M, 22F
  • Casting Attributes: Flexible casting, Room for Extras, Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Casting Notes: Alternate casting: 10m, 13 female, and 4 boys

  • GUIDO CONTINI - the film director
    GUIDO AT AN EARLY AGE - Little Guido
    LUISA CONTINI - Guido's wife
    CARLA ALBANESE - Guido's mistress
    CLAUDIA NARDI - the actress, Guido's former protegee
    GUIDO'S MOTHER
    LILIANE LA FLEUR - Guido's producer
    LINA DARLING - La Fleur's mysterious accomplice
    STEPHANIE NECROPHORUS - a critic
    OUR LADY OF THE SPA
    MAMA MADDELENA - chief of the chambermaids
    SARRAGHINA - a voluptuous prostitute

    The Italians
    DIANA
    MARCIA
    FRANCESCA
    ANNABELLA
    GUILETTTA
    RENATA
    A VENETIAN GONDOLIER

    The Germans
    OLGA VON STRUM
    HEIDI VON STRUM
    ILSA VON HESSE
    GRETCHEN VON KRUPF
    LITTLE GUIDO'S THREE SCHOOLMATES
    A NUN
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