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Peter Stone

PETER STONE

  (1930 - 2003)

Nationality:    USA
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    ICM Partners  

aka Peter Joshua [Pseudonym] & Pierre Marton

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        1776         Curtains         Death Takes a Holiday         Friend Of the Family         Full Circle         Grand Hotel         Kean         My One And Only         Skyscraper         Sugar         Titanic         Two By Two         Will Rogers Follies, The         Woman of the Year



1776

1776
we actually doubt that John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson are going to pull off this idea of theirs of declaring independence from England. And when at last they succeed and they and sixteen of their colleagues in the Continental Congress come forward to sign the Declaration, we are genuinely moved.

Notes:
book by Peter Stone; music And lyrics by Sherman Edwards

1st Produced:
46th Street Theater, New York, Ny    16 Mar 1969

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "the Best Plays of 1968 - 1969" published by Dodd Mead   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Sony (48215) 1969

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Curtains

Curtains
Curtains unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit as he is in solving the murder.
nytheatre.com

Notes:
Book by Rupert Holmes; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Original Book And Concept by Peter Stone; Additional lyrics by John Kander And Rupert Holmes

1st Produced:
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Ny    27 Feb 2007

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Manhattan Records 2007

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  12 actors

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Death Takes a Holiday

Death Takes a Holiday
In Death Takes a Holiday, it's just after the first World War and the loneliest of souls arrives at an Italian villa disguised as a handsome young Prince, and for the first time experiences the joys and heartbreaks of life. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman, the mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
Book By: Peter Stone And Thomas Meehan; Music And Lyrics By: Maury Yeston

1st Produced:
Laura Pels Theatre
111 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036    21 Jul 2011

Organisations:
Roundabout Theatre Company

1st Published:
http://www.samuelfrench.com/p/6514/death-takes-a-holiday-musical   978-0573704055

Music:
-

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Genre:
musical

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Friend Of the Family

Synopsis:
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Notes:
-

1st Produced:
St Louis, Missouri    1958

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Full Circle

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Erich Remarque

1st Produced:
Anta Playhouse, New York (Revival)    1973

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Harcourt Brace, New York, 1974   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Grand Hotel

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Kean

Kean
Setting: the early nineteenth century. London. In and around Drury Lane theatre. the Danish Embassy, "the Green Frog" pub, and Kean's house

Notes:
Music by Robert Wright And George Forrest; Lyrics by Robert Wright And George Forrest; Book by Peter Stone; From A comedy by Jean-Paul Sartre; Based on the play by Alexandre Dumas, pere

1st Produced:
Broadway Theatre, Ny    02 Nov 1961

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: DRG 1961

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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My One And Only

Synopsis:
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Notes:
by Peter Stone with George & Ira Gershwin

1st Produced:
St. James Theatre, Ny    01 May 1983

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Atlantic (80110) 1983

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Skyscraper

Skyscraper
an expressionist comedy that follows a woman's fantasies from youth to old age.

Notes:
book by Peter Stone, music by James Van Heusen, lyrics by Sammy Cahn. Based on the play by Elmer Rice

1st Produced:
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York    13 Nov 1965

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York,    -

Music:
Original cast recording: Angel (65132) 1965

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  5            Other:  extras

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Sugar

Sugar
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Notes:
adaptaion of film Some Like It Hot, music by Jule Styne

1st Produced:
Majestic Theatre, New York    09 Apr 1972

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Rykodisc (10760) 1972

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Titanic

Titanic
Titanic is truly an ensemble production as we see when we are introduced to the crew and voyagers in the first scene. In a series of songs and song fragments, we meet the owner/financier, the captain, the crew, and the passengers; we learn both how the Titanic came to be commissioned, built and provisioned as well as how the various individuals came to be standing on the Southampton dock on April 10, 1912. the scene effectively conveys the broad themes which underscore the show (especially the rigid social class structure in America and abroad and the economics of the time which fueled another major wave of immigration to the United States).

Notes:
story And book by Peter Stone, music And lyrics by Maury Yeston

1st Produced:
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York    23 Apr 1997

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original Broadway cast: RCA (68834-2) 1997

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Genre:
Musical

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Two By Two

Two By Two
uses Noah and his ark to suggest that the corrupt world would find redemption in the strong family unit.

Notes:
from play the Flowering Peach by Clifford Odets, Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Martin Charmin

1st Produced:
Imperial Theatre, New York    10 Nov 1970

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Sony (30338) 1970

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Genre:
Musical

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Will Rogers Follies, The

Will Rogers Follies, The
the life of Will Rogers as told by Will and with embellishments from Florenz Ziegfield. At nineteen Will runs away from home and goes to South America to be a cowboy. He meets the love of his life - Betty Blake on a train. Ziegfield decides that this is not romantic enough - so instead of the train she floats down from the sky seated on the moon. Some years later Will is playing in a Wild West Revue and he marries Betty. Ziegfield says that a grand wedding should be the finale of act one. So Will and Betty have four children and Will goes to work at the Ziegfield Follies where he becomes a huge success. He is also a radio star now and he is just about to leave for Hollywood when Ziegfield says it is nearly time for the interval - so they have the grand wedding. In Hollywood Will is also a great success - he is asked to run for President. Ziegfield looses his fortune and the Depression gets worse. President Hoover asks Will to broadcast to the Nation to boost morale. He does and everyone is inspired. In Alaska he goes for a plane ride with his friend Wiley - they never come back.

Notes:
Book by Peter Stone; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Betty Comden And Adolph Green; Music Arranged by Cy Coleman; Inspired by the words of Will Rodgers And Betty Rodgers

1st Produced:
Palace Theater, New York    01 May 1991

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Sony (48606) 1991

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Genre:
life in revue Musical

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Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year
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Notes:
Book by Peter Stone; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Based on the MGM film by Ring Lardner, Jr. And Michael Kanin

1st Produced:
Boston    1981

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Bay Cities ( 3008) 1981

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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