If this first song release is anything to go by, we are in for a mighty treat with Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO. The 1947 Broadway musical receives its long-awaited European premiere next month at Southwark Playhosue, in a strictly limited season from 5 August to 10 September 2016, with a press night on Friday 12 August. Here #StageFave Katie Bernstein sings "The Gentleman Is a Dope". ALLEGRO is directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento.
In 1905 in a small Midwestern town, the wife of a local doctor gives birth to a baby boy, Joseph Taylor Jr. ALLEGRO chronicles nearly four decades in the life of this average Joe - through his childhood, from college dorm to marriage altar, and on to his own medical career; from the tranquility of his hometown to the hectic din of big city life and a mid-life discovery of who he is and what his life is truly about, ultimately learning the most important lessons of all - the value of family, that money isn’t everything and that home really is where the heart is.