The Talk of the Town

The Talk of the Town
by Tom Dawes, Ginny Redington

Productions (1)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A round table.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-531-5

The Talk of the Town
by Tom Dawes, Ginny Redington

(0)
Productions (1)
  • Musical Comedy
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A round table.

With music and wit to match the infectious energy and sophistication of the real-life luminaries it is based on, The Talk of the Town is about the ballyhooed brilliance of the fabled Algonquin Roundtable. Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott, George Kaufman, Marc Connelly, Edna Ferber, and Robert Sherwood are the great literary players gathered in the Rose Room of the Algonquin hotel, sharing in clever banter and reflecting on the lives behind their brilliant famous personas.

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Libretto $9.99
vocal score $18.99
piano/vocal score $32.99
cast recording CD $12.99

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With music and wit to match the infectious energy and sophistication of the real-life luminaries it is based on, The Talk of the Town is about the ballyhooed brilliance of the fabled Algonquin Roundtable. Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott, George Kaufman, Marc Connelly, Edna Ferber, and Robert Sherwood are the great literary players gathered in the Rose Room of the Algonquin hotel, sharing in clever banter and reflecting on the lives behind their brilliant famous personas.

  • Musical Comedy
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: A round table.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-531-5
Production Packages Include

  • 10 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 10 vocal score
  • 2 piano/vocal score
  • 1 cast recording CD

Pricing and other details are provided during the order process. Higher quantities of some items may be purchased.

Published Reviews

"Ginny Redington and Tom Dawes's well-crafted period-style songs are genuinely clever, and the classic quips briskly deployed throughout, still crackle."

The New Yorker

"What a pleasure for a critic to be able to like a show not only from top to bottom, but also from side to side."

John Simon, Bloomberg News

"What Fresh Musical is This? Sure to become a favorite among connoisseurs of scathing Manhattan wit. It's hard to imagine another musical within a thousand mile radius of the Algonquin's Rose Room which can match The Talk of the Town for cleverness, sophistication and period tunefulness."

Broadway World

"A tuneful score that captures the group's buoyant highs as well as the inevitable lows with lyrics that honor the characters' spirit and wit."

Curtain Up!

"It captures the spirit of New York at a particularly dazzling moment."

Howard Kissel, Daily News

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JAN 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
The Peccadillo Theater Company (Algonquin Rose Room)
New York, NY United States
The Peccadillo Theater Company (Algonquin Rose Room) New York, NY United States
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JAN 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
The Peccadillo Theater Company (Algonquin Rose Room)
New York, NY United States
The Peccadillo Theater Company (Algonquin Rose Room) New York, NY United States