with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Tuesday 20 September 2011, 7pm
Young Vic, 66 The Cut Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
part of the Street Scene series
Music by Kurt Weill
Book by Elmer Rice
Lyrics by Langston Hughes
After a sell-out run in 2008, this unique award-winning musical makes a triumphant return for 14 performances. Share 24 hours in the life of a 1940's New York City tenement on a hot summer's day with an eighty-strong cast, full choir and orchestra.
A glorious blend of Broadway Musical and American Opera, Street Scene won the first ever Tony Award for Weill, confirming him as one of the 20th century's most original and popular composers. His score features scintillating show tunes, operatic arias, jazz, the blues and spirituals. Adapted by Elmer Rice from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, with lyrics by the great poet of Harlem Langston Hughes.
Featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra (15 – 20 September) and Southbank Sinfonia (22 September – 1 October).
How to get there
- Waterloo station is on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City lines.
- 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 188.
- Waterloo and Waterloo East. Charing Cross and London Bridge stations are one stop away.
- The nearest car parks are National Car Park Ltd on Upper Ground, Coin Street and Waterloo station. We are in London's congestion zone operating 7am-6pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. For more information, visit www.cclondon.com.