October 25-26, 29-31
A Time for Singing
Book and Lyrics by Gerald Freedman and John Morris
Music by John Morris
Directed by Michael Montel
Based on the novel How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn
A Time for Singing examines the lives and loves of the citizens of a South Wales mining town. Virtually unheard since its brief Broadway run in 1966, the show is a tapestry of choral riches and operatic grandeur.
from Peter Filichia's weekly column Filichia on Friday 10/17/14
Long before FLOYD COLLINS had its off-Broadway debut and BILLY ELLIOT had its Best Musical Tony-winning run, another musical had already dealt with the world of mines and mining: A TIME FOR SINGING.
It’s one of only five Oscar-winning films to become Broadway musicals, although AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is scheduled and REBECCA is – never mind. But of the five (ALL ABOUT EVE, THE APARTMENT, GRAND HOTEL, ROCKY and, in a manner of speaking, HAMLET), A TIME FOR SINGING, opening on May 21, 1966 was the first.
It was the musical version of HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY, the 1941 Best Picture, to the horror of cineastes who will always believe that CITIZEN KANE should have taken the prize. (Lord knows how many votes William Randolph Hearst, Kane’s “inspiration,” bought to siphon away an Orson Welles victory.)
A TIME FOR SINGING was one of the most ambitious musicals of its era, and producer Alexander H. Cohen deserves credit for trying something so bold. Those who weren’t around for its Boston tryout, 10 previews or 41 performances will be surprised at the show’s strengths when they attend the Musicals in Mufti presentation at the York Theatre Company from Oct. 25 through Nov. 2
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