Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune


Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

.

It focuses on two lonely, middle-aged people whose first date ends with them tumbling into bed. Johnny is certain he has found his soul mate in Frankie. She, on the other hand, is far more cautious and disinclined to jump to conclusions. As the night unfolds, they slowly begin to reveal themselves to each other as they take tentative steps towards the possible start of a new relationship. The reference to "Clair de Lune" in the title refers to a piece of music by Debussy, the third movement of the Suite bergamasque, which is a key plot element.

The play, directed by Paul Benedict, opened on June 2, 1987 at Stage II of the off-Broadway Manhattan Theatre Club, where it ran for two weeks. On October 14, it opened at Stage I for a six-week run. On December 4, it transferred to the Westside Theatre, where it remained for fifteen months. Kathy Bates and Kenneth Welsh were the original cast.

A 1991 film adaptation by McNally shortened the title to "Frankie and Johnny" and was a dramatic departure from the play.

After fifteen previews, the first Broadway production, directed by Joe Mantello, opened on August 8, 2002 at the Belasco Theatre, where it ran for 243 performances. Edie Falco and Stanley Tucci, who was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in Play, were replaced by Rosie Perez and Joe Pantoliano later in the run. The production, which was nominated for a Tony for Best Revival of a Play, drew a great deal of press coverage for the performers' extended period of nudity in the first act.

External links

* [http://www.lortel.org/lla_archive/index.cfm?search_by=show&id=1335/ Original off-Broadway production]
* [http://www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=13328/ 2002 Broadway production]
* [http://theater2.nytimes.com/mem/theater/treview.html?res=9F03EFDE173AF93AA3575BC0A9649C8B63/ New York Times review]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Frankie and Johnny (song) — Frankie and Johnny (sometimes spelled Frankie and Johnnie ; also known as Frankie and Albert or just Frankie ) is a traditional American popular song. It tells the story of a woman, Frankie, who finds that her man Johnny was making love to… …   Wikipedia

  • Frankie and Johnny — may refer to: * Frankie and Johnny (song), an American popular song * Frankie and Johnny (1966 film), a film starring Elvis Presley ** Frankie and Johnny : the soundtrack recording for the above * Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune , a 1987… …   Wikipedia

  • Frankie and Johnny (1991 film) — Infobox Film name = Frankie and Johnny caption = Original movie poster director = Garry Marshall producer = Garry Marshall writer = Terrence McNally starring = Al Pacino Michelle Pfeiffer music = Marvin Hamlisch cinematography = Dante Spinotti… …   Wikipedia

  • Frankie und Johnny — ist der Titel von zwei Filmen aus dem Jahre 1966 mit Elvis Presley, basierend auf dem amerikanischen Volkslied Frankie and Johnny, siehe Frankie und Johnny (1966), aus dem Jahre 1991 mit Michelle Pfeiffer und Al Pacino, basierend auf Terrence… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Frankie und Johnny (1991) — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Frankie und Johnny Originaltitel Frankie and Johnny …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Frankie et Johnny — Frankie and Johnny    Comédie dramatique de Garry Marshall, d après la pièce de Terence McNally Frankie et Johnny in the clair de lune, avec Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1991   Technique:… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • List of fictional mice and rats — This is a list of fictional mice and rats in alphabetical order. Mice, Rats, and Dormice Most of the Abbots/Abbesses in the Redwall series In Aesop s Fables, The Lion and the Mouse, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse Abigail the wood mouse in… …   Wikipedia

  • All the Things You Are — ist ein Song aus dem Broadway Musical Very Warm For May, komponiert von Jerome Kern mit dem Text von Oscar Hammerstein II aus dem Jahr 1939. Er wurde zu einem beliebten Jazz Standard des Swing und Modern Jazz. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Der Titel 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kevin Kline Awards — The Kevin Kline Awards were started in 2006, to recognize outstanding achievement in professional theatre in the Greater St. Louis area. The awards are sponsored by PTAC, the Professional Theatre Awards Council, and were named in honor of Kevin… …   Wikipedia

  • Vancouver Playhouse production history — The Vancouver Playhouse is the regional theatre for the province of British Columbia, founded in 1963. The following is a chronological list of the productions that have been staged since its inception.1963 1964* The Hostage by Brendan Behan *… …   Wikipedia