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Encyclopedia > Thoroughly Modern Millie (play)

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a stage adaptation of the 1967 film of the same name. Image File history File links MillieCD.jpg‎ Thoroughly Modern Millie original cast recording CD cover This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the recording or... Image File history File links MillieCD.jpg‎ Thoroughly Modern Millie original cast recording CD cover This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album or the artist(s) which produced the recording or... A biological adaptation is an anatomical structure, physiological process or behavioral trait of an organism that has evolved over a period of time by the process of natural selection such that it increases the expected long-term reproductive success of the organism. ... // Events December 26 - The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour airs on British television. ... This article is about the 1967 film. ...


In the early 2000s, the movie was adapted for the stage at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California, with a book by Richard Morris (from his original screenplay) and Dick Scanlan and additional songs by Scanlan (lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music). La Jolla Playhouse is a not-for-profit, professional theatre-in-residence on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For an article about the poet and science writer Richard Morris (1939-2003), see Richard (Ward) Morris Richard Morris (born May 20, 1964) is the third writer to have written a biography of the British psychic researcher Harry Price. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... Biography Dick Scanlan is an american librest, writer, and actor. ... Jeanine Tesori (formerly known as Jeanine Levenson) is a composer of musicals. ...


The stage version maintained the basic story line of the original but, in an effort to be politically correct, toned down many of the stereotypical traits associated with the Asian characters in the film. The plot revolved around Millie Dillmount, who escapes to New York City from Salina, Kansas determined to marry her wealthy boss - whomever he may be. Shedding her country girl image for the modern look of a "flapper", she takes a room at the Priscilla Hotel for Women and gets a job as a stenographer at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. In short time, she finds herself involved with Jimmy Smith, an apparently ne'er-do-well paper clip salesman, Miss Dorothy Brown, a genteel aspiring actress who never seems to have spare change, Trevor Graydon, her no-nonsense boss, and Muzzy van Hossmere, a madcap Manhattan heiress with a zest for the high life. In modern usage, a stereotype is a simplified mental picture of an individual or group of people who share a certain characteristic (or stereotypical) qualities. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Salina is a city and the county seat of Saline County, Kansas, United States. ... Fashions from Autumn of 1928. ... Shorthand is a writing method that can be done at speed because an abbreviated or symbolic form of language is used. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


Critical reaction was favorable enough to warrant a move to Broadway. Prior to opening, Sutton Foster was plucked from the chorus to assume the title role, a move that propelled her to stardom. Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Sutton Foster is an American actress, singer, and dancer. ...


After thirty-two previews, the production opened on April 18, 2002 at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 903 performances. The opening night cast included Sutton Foster, Marc Kudisch, Angela Christian, Gavin Creel, Harriet Harris, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Marquis Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Sutton Foster is an American actress, singer, and dancer. ... Marc Kudisch is an American stage actor. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Gavin Creel (b. ... Harriet Sansom Harris (January 8, 1955-), is an actress born in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Sheryl Lee Ralph (born on December 30, 1956 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA) is an African-American actress and singer of Jamaican descent, best known for her work in musical theatre productions such as Dreamgirls, her co-starring role in the 1980s television sitcom Its A Living and as Brandy...


In 2003, the original creative team reunited to stage the show in London's West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre, a theatre notorious for consistently housing flops. It began previews on October 11th and opened on October 21st. Starring in the title role was well-known TV personality Amanda Holden, with Maureen Lipman as Mrs. Meers and Sheila Ferguson as Muzzy Van Hossmere. Mrs. Meers subsequently was played by Anita Dobson, and when Holden was forced to take time off due to illness, her understudy Donna Steele took over the role to great acclaim. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... // West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland . Along with New Yorks Broadway Theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of theatre in the... The Shaftesbury Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Ave in London, England. ... Look up flop in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Amanda Louise Holden (born February 16, 1971) is a British actress. ... Maureen Lipman CBE (born Hull, 10 May 1946), is a British film, theatre and television actress, columnist, and comedienne. ... Sheila Ferguson (born October 8, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was the lead singer of 1970s American all woman soul music group The Three Degrees. ... Anitas Christmas single cover Anita Dobson (born April 29, 1949 in Stepney, London, England) is a British television actress. ...


Despite positive reviews and booking periods extended to January 2005, Thoroughly Modern Millie failed to catch the public's attention and closed prematurely on June 26, 2004. June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


A UK tour beginning in March 2005 fared much better and successfully toured many of the country's major theatres until November, when it closed as planned in Nottingham. The tour starred Steele as Millie, Lesley Joseph as Mrs. Meers, and Grace Kennedy as Muzzy Van Hossmere. For other uses, see Nottingham (disambiguation). ... Lesley Joseph (born 14 January 1946) is a British stage and television actress. ... Grace Kennedy (1782-1825) was a Scottish writer. ...


In 2007, the Marian-Rice Players of Brother Rice and Marian High Schools (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) Bangor Area Senior High School (Bangor, Pennsylvania), Parkland High School (Allentown, Pennsylvania), The Corwin-Russell School at Broccoli Hall (Sudbury, Massachusetts), McDonough High School (Pomfret, Maryland), Laurel School (Shaker Heights, Ohio), and Leesville Road High School (Raleigh, North Carolina) will be performing "Thoroughly Modern Millie." In the United Kingdom the Dundee Operatic Society will be performing 'Millie' for the first time in the East of Scotland. Parkland High School, located in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, United States, is a public high school serving students in grades 9 to 12. ... Leesville Road High School (or Leesville High School, LRHS), which opened its doors in 1993, is a comprehensive public high school in Wake County located at 8409 Leesville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina. ...


Musical numbers

Songs are by Tesori and Scanlan, unless otherwise noted


Act One

  • Not for the Life of Me... Millie
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie...Millie and Ensemble (Lyrics by Sammy Cahn, Music by James Van Heusen)
  • Not for the Life of Me (Reprise)... The Hotel Girls
  • How the Other Half Lives... Millie and Miss Dorothy
  • Not for the Life of Me (Reprise)... Bun Foo and Ching Ho
  • The Speed Test... Trevor Graydon, Millie, Stenographers, Office Singers (Instrumental derived from the patter song My Eyes Are Fully Open from Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore)
  • They Don't Know... Ms. Meers
  • The Nuttycracker Suite (derived from music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
  • What Do I Need with Love?... Jimmy
  • Only in New York... Muzzy
  • Jimmy... Millie (Lyrics by Jay Thompson and Scanlan, Music By Thompson and Tesori)

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  • Forget About the Boy... Millie, Flannery, Office Singers, Stenographers
  • I'm Falling in Love with Someone... Trevor Graydon and Miss Dorothy (Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young, Music by Victor Herbert)
  • I Turned the Corner.. Millie, Jimmy, Miss Dorothy, Trevor Graydon
  • Muqin... Ms. Meers, Bun Foo, Ching Ho (Lyrics by Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young, Walter Donaldson, and Scanlan, Music by Lewis, Young, and Donaldson)
  • Long as I'm Here with You... Muzzy and Muzzy's Boys
  • Gimme Gimme... Millie
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie (Reprise)... Whole Cast

An original Broadway cast recording is available on the RCA Victor label. Sam M. Lewis (1885–1959) was an American singer and lyricist, born in New York City, New York on October 25, 1885. ... Joe Young (born July 4, 1889 in New York City, died April 21, 1939 New York City) was a songwriter from the 1920s. ... Walter Donaldson (February 15, 1893 - July 15, 1947) was a prolific United States popular songwriter, producing many hit songs of the 1910s and 1920s. ... A cast recording or original cast recording is a recording of a musical that is intended to document the songs as they were performed in the show and experienced by the audience. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ...


Awards and nominations

  • Tony Award for Best Musical (winner)
  • Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster, winner)
  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Harriet Harris, winner)
  • Tony Award for Best Costume Design (winner)
  • Tony Award for Best Choreography (winner)
  • Tony Award for Best Orchestrations (winner)
  • Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Gavin Creel, nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Marc Kudisch, nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (nominee)
  • Tony Award Best Original Musical Score (nominee)
  • Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Musical (winner)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster, winner)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Harriet Harris, winner)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Michael Mayer, winner)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations (winner)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical ( Marc Kudisch, nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (nominee)
  • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design (nominee)

What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ...

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