Liza gives no attention to her warning and marries Peter ("Come Save Me"). It lasted only four months on Broadway and was one of the last times Allen would be seen by the public in general before his untimely death in '92. Back in the US, Peter has gone solo and comes to terms with his bisexuality ("Bi-Coastal").

Peter returns to Australia for a triumphant performance ("I Still Call Australia Home") and tries to tell his mother about his illness, but he can't find a way to tell her ("Don't Cry Out Loud"). The tunes are fun and the orchestrations are great. It was adapted for the American audience by playwright Martin Sherman, who removed some of the Australian terms (such as "jackaroo") and expanded the role of U.S. characters Garland and Minnelli. Allen commenced releasing solo recordings in 1971, but throughout his career achieved greater success through his songs being recorded by others. It ran for a total 766 performances over two years. [14] It was also nominated for the Green Room Award for Best New Australian Play. Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2015.

[7][8] The show had a support cast of 40 singer-dancers and a 25-piece orchestra. Peter's mother, Marion, was played by Colleen Hewett. Premiering in Australia in 1998 starring Todd McKenney, the musical opened in a revised version on Broadway in 2003 with Hugh Jackman in the title role. Peter Allen shines on this recording. Legs Diamond Musical comedy by Peter Allen (music and lyrics) and Harvey Fierstein and Charles Suppon (book). Judy dies, and Peter honors her ("Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage"). "[13], The original Australian production was also received six Melbourne Green Room Awards for 1999, including Outstanding Contribution by a Music Theatre Management. And that’s no bad thing. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. [11], All songs written by Peter Allen except as noted, In his review of the Broadway production for The New York Times, Ben Brantley wrote, "His limbs twirling like the blades of a windmill, Mr. Jackman channels the energy that was Allen with a rejuvenating life force all his own. This is a performance that, against the odds, holds on to its integrity." At first hearing, it sounds more utilitarian than liltingly winning. He scored his biggest success with the song "I Honestly Love You", which he co-wrote with Jeff Barry and which became a major hit in 1974 for Olivia Newton-John. It’s as much a concert platform for a returning local boy made good in Hollywood as it is a life story of Peter Allen. Peter's career takes off, and he wins an Oscar for Arthur's Theme, in addition to recording songs that were covered by artists Olivia Newton-John and Frank Sinatra. . The Boy from Oz is a jukebox musical based on the life of singer and songwriter Peter Allen, featuring songs written by him. Peter returns to Australia but realizes that he is not who people thought he was ("Not the Boy Next Door"). Rebuffed by Arnold Rothstein (Joe Silver), the night-club and gang boss for whom ``Legs'' served the prison rap, the dauntless Diamond begins his climb to criminal and night-club heights. Liza offers her support to Peter, and they both realize they had successful lives and careers without each other ("You and Me"). It closed on 12 September 2004, at the end of Hugh Jackman's contract. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. log out. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists.

Mr. Allen's jazzy score serves the purposes for which it was composed. Check out our wide selection of third-party gift cards. Directed by Robert Allan Ackerman. Early in the year, Pablo Cruise scored an American chart entry with "I Go to Rio," and Rita Coolidge reached the Top 40 with a more typical Allen-Sager ballad, "I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love," at the end of the year.

The musical played 32 previews and 365 performances. We Peter Allen has come to Broadway in a raucous mock tribute to one of the more notorious casualties of the gangster era. Each song fails to fully ignite. In listening it feels s dated curiosity and a vehicle solely designed for the talents of Peter Allen, who was a much admired song and dance man. Liza's world comes crashing down as a result of her mother's death.

[15], Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, "Peter Allen Musical Bio, The Boy From Oz, Bows March 5 in Sydney", "Hugh Jackman The Boy From Oz Tour Gets New Director, Cast and Dates for Oz Return", "Musical de Broadway "The Boy From Oz" será adaptado en Lima", "Marco Zunino recibe consejos de actor Hugh Jackman", April 2016 Production AFD Theatre, Arlington MA, 2010 Production of The Boy From Oz Sydney, Review of CLOC Musical Theatre's Production on Theatrepeople, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Very Best of Peter Allen: The Boy from Down Under, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Boy_from_Oz&oldid=986609667, Articles with dead external links from November 2017, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2008, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 November 2020, at 22:39. I never got to see this production, but I am glad the cast album is not out of print. Rohan Browne starred as Peter Allen, with Caroline O’Connor as Judy Garland and Maxwell Simon as Greg Connell. subscription. Starring Mr. Allen.

The Boy from Oz had its world premiere, directed by Gale Edwards, at Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney, Sydney, Australia, on 5 March 1998 and toured Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, playing to over 1.2 million theatre patrons. contact customer service unless you renew or Directed by Philip William McKinley, with choreography by Joey McKneely, it starred Jackman as Peter Allen, Isabel Keating as Judy Garland, Stephanie J. Elsewhere, Mr. Allen has provided something in the way of song and dance for everyone in a responsive company. The Boy from Oz began previews on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre on 16 September 2003 and opened on 16 October 2003.

The musical begins with Australian performer Peter Allen recalling his life story, coming to terms with who he was ("The Lives of Me"). The engaging star takes off in such numbers as ``Sure Thing Baby,'' ``Only an Older Woman'' (with Miss Wilson), the tricky ``Now You See Me, Now You Don't'' (with Miss Edwards and the ensemble), and the second-act finale. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Based on the Warner Bros. film ``The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond.'' Mr. Johnson's choreography abounds in Charlestons, rhumbas, tangos, and the like. The Boy from Oz is a jukebox musical based on the life of singer and songwriter Peter Allen, featuring songs written by him. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed.

Peter also becomes sick with AIDS, but Greg's spirit urges him to carry on ("I Honestly Love You"). This was a pressed on demand recording, but as far as could tell was just as good as an original copy, and at an affordable price! [5] The musical recouped its investment of $8.25 million. What I would give to direct/choreograph a Broadway revival of this!!! Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.