Saturday Night

42nd Street Moon

In 1955, a new musical featuring an up-and-coming composer/lyricist's Broadway debut was set to open when the lead producer suddenly died and the show was scrapped. That show was Saturday Night, and the composer/lyricist-Stephen Sondheim. The show was finally produced in 1997. A lighthearted story of lovers and friends in 1929 Brooklyn, Saturday Night's score features some lovely songs and many flashes of the genius that Mr. Sondheim was soon to become.

This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman had to say about Saturday Night :

Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics for this musical back in 1955, but it wasn't produced until 1997. 42nd Street Moon says that this is its Bay Area professional premiere. It's about "lovers and friends in 1929 Brooklyn." More specifically, it's about a restless bachelor who wants to get rich quick. Directed by Ryan Weible, book by brothers Julius and Philip Epstein, based on their play "Front Porch in Flatbush."

Event Info
Mar 28 → Apr 15
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Gateway Theater (Formerly Eureka Theater)
215 Jackson, San Francisco
Info: 415-255-8207
Venue: 788-1125
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