Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Based on the play “Two for the Seesaw” By William Gibson
Written by Michael Bennett
Original Direction and Choreography by Michael Bennett
SEESAW the musical will be presented by Neglected Musicals
on Monday 28 February at 2pm and 8pm at the Darlinghurst Theatre
Musical Supervisor Guy Simpson
Director Kris Stewart
Movement By Christopher Horsey
Songs include: Nobody Does It Like Me, Welcome to Holiday Inn, Ride Out the Storm, It’s Not Where You Start it’s Where You Finish.
Jerry Ryan, a simple, handsome, young lawyer from America’s Midwest, comes to New York where he gets involved in a romance with a kooky young dancer whose background, ideas and attitudes are completely different from his own. Gittel introduces Jerry to all aspects of her life in New York, peopled as it is with strange and wonderful characters from every part of the globe. Gittel has a close friend, David, an aspiring choreographer who dreams up the ultimate Broadway production number. Both Jerry and Gittel learn things about themselves and about their emotional hang-ups – and also about New York, that very special and exciting city.
The original production opened at the Uris Theatre, New York March 18, 1973, ran for 296 performances and stared Ken Howard, Michele Lee and Tommy Tune. In the 1970’s a very young Guy Simpson worked on the Australian production of SEESAW at the Marian St Theatre Sydney, which ran for a month.
Cast announced soon, tickets on sale January 2011