CD

London cast

The Baker's Wife (performer)
Title
London cast
Performer
The Baker's Wife
Publisher
Econa, 1990
2 cd's
Playing time
01:23:39
EAN
5015062117509
CDR
HFX0944
Placing suggestion
68 - Films, televisieseries en musicals (NBLC) F1 - Film- en theatermuziek (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 1 times in Flemish libraries

About The Baker's Wife

The Baker's Wife is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and the book by Joseph Stein, based on the 1938 French film of the same name by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono. The musical premiered in the West End in 1989 for a short run but, while establishing a dedicated cult following, has not been produced on Broadway.

Background

The musical theater rights of the Marcel Pagnol's 1938 film were originally optioned in 1952 by producers Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin. Composer Frank Loesser and librettist Abe Burrows, who had worked with Feuer and Martin on Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying were attached as authors. The production to star Bert Lahr, however, never materialized. Nearly a decade later Zero Mostel was named to take the lead.

By 1976 the rights had devolved to producer David Merrick. The production by Stephen Schwartz and Joseph Stein toured…Read more on Wikipedia