CANCELLED - opens 8 January 2007, closes 16 February 2007 at the Apollo Theatre in London
A major production of The Sherman Brother's musical Over Here! - a nostalgic journey across World War II America at the height of the big-band era.
Please Note: This production of Over Here! was originally scheduled to play a strictly limited season of 49 performances at The Apollo Theatre from 8 January to 16 February 2007 - but, prior to the first performance, it was anounced that the production had been postponed and, instead, a major revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie starring Jessica Lange would be staged here at the Apollo Theatre from 31 January 2007. No other theatre has been announced yet for Over Here!, and all arrangements for staging this show in London were put 'on hold' and this production never made it to the West End.
Among the recruits, the war veterans, innocent young lovers and black marketers aboard a New York bound train from the West we find the DePaul Sisters, a singing due in search of a third voice and show business success. How they all survive the journey and how the DePauls cope when the third voice they recruit turns out to be a Nazi spy unfolds in a celebration of a by-gone era. An era when there were things worth fighting for and the people of a whole nation became one as they strived toward a common goal.
Richard and Robert Sherman have created a score which not only captures the sound of the period but also captures the spirit of the period, bringing it gloriously back to life in songs unashamedly reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and the great Glenn Miller.
The cast for Over Here! in London stars Donna McKechnie, Richard Fleeshman, Diane Langton and Frances Ruffelle.
Richard and Robert Sherman's musical Over Here! was originally written for The Andrew Sisters - Maxene Andrews and Patty Andrews - and was staged at The Shubert Theatre in 1974. The original Broadway cast also included Ann Reinking, John Travolta, Treat Williams, Marilu Henner and Samuel E. Wright.
Over Here! in London at the Apollo Theatre opens on 8 January 2007 and closes on 16 February 2007 - production CANCELLED