A Musical Play by S.N. Behrman and Joshua Logan
Based on the Trilogy of Marcel Pagnol
Music and Lyrics by Harold Rome
Fred Applegate (Young Frankenstein), George Hearn (Sunset Boulevard, La Cage aux Folles), David Patrick Kelly (Twelfth Night), Priscilla Lopez (In the Heights), Michael McCormick (Curtains), Elena Shaddow (The Woman in White), James Snyder (Cry-Baby) and Ted Sutherland
Directed by Marc Bruni
Based on Marcel Pagnol’s trilogy Marius, Fanny and Cesar and set in Marseille, this 1954 musical is among Broadway’s greatest love stories – a tale of a young girl’s passion for a young man so in love with the sea that he leaves her, little realizing that she is pregnant with his child. Her marriage of convenience to a wealthy older man desperate to have an heir is complicated by the sailor’s return years later. Joshua Logan and S.N. Behrman provided an earthy book, and Harold Rome’s score contains some of the most ardent and sweeping melodies ever written for the theatre, including the title song, “Restless Heart” and “Never Too Late For Love”. Oddly, the big hit single from the show in its day was the novelty tune “Be Kind to Your Parents”. Fanny will be the 50th Encores! Production since the series began in 1994.
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