Songs for a New World

將要碰壁的一刻,你要做一個決定,換一個立場,還是轉身逃跑?Songs for a New World 以歌曲捕捉這一瞬間,探討生命、愛和抉擇,屬於今天的故事和人物,再以音樂開展新世界。作曲及填詞Jason Robert Brown將觀眾由1492年西班牙船艦的甲板上,帶到紐約第五大道,遇上立志用籃球脫貧的年輕男子,再見證終日幻想能嫁個有錢人的女子,終於如願以償卻發現沒靈魂的一段婚姻。Songs for a New World 是個組曲音樂劇 (Song Cycle),17首歌曲蘊含著17個故事。自1995年於外百老匯首演後,已經於全球上演數百場。

 

It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs For A New World. This moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make. Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basket-ball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. Songs for a New World, a theatrical song cycle, which played Off-Broadway in 1995, and has since been seen in hundreds of productions around the world.

 

作曲及填詞 Music and Lyrics:Jason Robert Brown
導演及歌唱指導Director and Singing Coach:李頴康* Wing-hong Li*
音樂總監及鋼琴 Music Director and Pianist:邵天慈 Tin-chi Siu
主演Cast:
原子鏸 Marsha Yuan  劉榮豐 Rick Lau  黃雪燁 BonBon  魚旦Ronny Yuen
現場樂隊 Live Band:劉君豪 Isaac Lau 鄧應祈Ying-ki Tang 王梓豪Charlie Wong
編舞 Choreographer:陳雅珊 Shan Chan
佈景及服裝設計 Set and Costume Designer:王詩華(樹蛙)Suwa Wong
燈光設計 Lighting Designer:蕭健邦 Leo Siu
音響設計 Sound Designer:馮璟康 King-hong Fung
宣傳平面設計 Promotional Graphic Designer:鍾凱飛 Fei Chung
舞台監督 Stage Manager:吳紫靈 Kami Ng
導演助理 Assistant to Director:尹溥程* Edwin Wan*
助理監製 Assistant Producer:鄒棓鈞 Alastor Chow
監製 Producer:陳健迅 Seth Chan

*承蒙香港演藝學院允許參與製作
With the kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts for joining the production

 

21 – 24 / 7 / 2016  8:15 pm
23 – 24 / 7 / 2016  3:15 pm
沙田大會堂文娛廳 Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall

 

英語演出,中文字幕概要
Presented in English with Chinese surtitles

 

節目全長約1小時30分
Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes 

Songs for a New World

Is Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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JASON ROBERT BROWN 集作曲、填詞、指揮、編曲、配器師、導演和表演者於一身,被Philadelphia Inquirer 譽為「繼Stephen Sondheim 之後最聰穎和細膩的作曲家。」由Marsha Norman改編自同名暢銷小說的音樂劇The Bridges of Madison County,為他帶來第二個東尼獎最佳作曲獎。突破傳統敘事方式的外百老匯音樂劇The Last Five Years 於2015年上映電影版《留給最愛的情歌》,並由安娜.姬妲妮及謝洛美.佐敦主演。其他主要作曲及填詞音樂劇包括:Honeymoon In Vegas, 13, Parade (Drama Desk Awards及 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards 最佳新音樂劇及東尼獎最佳作曲獎) 及Songs for a New World。

 

JASON ROBERT BROWN is an equally skilled composer, lyricist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, director and performer. He has been hailed as “one of Broadway’s smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The Bridges of Madison County, a musical adapted with Marsha Norman from the bestselling novel, earned him his second Tony Award for Best Original Score. A film version of his epochal Off-Broadway musical The Last Five Years has been released in 2015, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. His major musicals as composer and lyricist include: Honeymoon In Vegas, 13, Parade (Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best New Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score), and Songs for a New World.