Touch Of Venus"
The Boston Conservatory Theater Ensemble
will present Kurt Weill’s "One Touch of Venus,"
from March 3 - 6 at the newly renovated Boston Conservatory Theater,
31 Hemenway Street in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. With music by
Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ogden Nash and
a book by S.J. Perelman and Ogden Nash,
the production is directed by Stacey Stephens.
In an interesting note, Marlene Dietrich was cast in the original 1943 production, but she withdrew during rehearsals, feeling it was “too sexy and profane.” This cleared the path for Mary Martin to take the role and establish herself as a major Broadway star.
Though known for the stinging satire he created in the 30s
in Germany with Berthold Brecht, Weill embraced American
popular music of the time and became a respected and admired Broadway
composer. "One Touch of Venus" features one of his best-known
songs, “Speak Low.”
For tickets, call 617-912-9222 or visit bostonconservatory.ticketforce.com/.
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