Based On Federico Fellini’s Academy Award Winning Semi-autobiographical Film “8 1/2”
Music And Lyrics By Maury Yeston
Book By Arthur Kopit
Adapted From The Italian By Mario Fratti
Produced and Directed by Scott Evan Guggenheim
Choreographed by Shannon Guggenheim
Musical Direction by Stephen Guggenheim
Production Design by Julie Engelbrecht
Admission: $36 – $54
$25 for Previews: Thursday, October 17 & 18
Opening Night with VIP Post-Show Reception | Saturday, October 19
Performs through November 10 | Thursdays through Sundays
2 hours 15 minutes including one 15 minute intermission
From the romantic streets and canals of Venice comes the exquisite and captivating story of NINE. Set amidst the glamour of the 1960s, this dark, glittering musical centers on the efforts of the celebrated Italian film director Guido Contini who is suffering debilitating writer’s block, while facing a marriage breakdown in the middle of having a mid-life crisis. At the age of 50, Guido must call on the nine closest and most powerful women in his life to put him back on the road to success and happiness and rescue his creative and private lives from the brink of destruction.
NINE has become an essay on the power of women by answering the question, “What are women to men?” This award-winning musical celebrates our mothers, our sisters, our teachers, our wives, our mistresses and our muses. Our women, our world.
As he begins production on a new film, Guido confronts the extraordinary women – from his past, present, and future – who have influenced his life through Maury Yeston’s lush score, which features “Be Italian”, “Unusual Way”, and more. Staged at 3Below Theaters, Nine is a kaleidoscopic fusion of reality and creativity. Dissecting the boundaries between life and art, Guido mines his personal life for inspiration, leaving a trail of devastation in his wake.
NINE is a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his producer, an American journalist, the whore from his youth and his mother.
“A galloping fantasy with a ravishingly inventive and tuneful score.” – The New York Times
NINE is a rich tapestry of everything Broadway, with knockout power songs, captivating choreography and a deeply moving story that makes you think about your life and the people in it.
“A rich and thrilling night of theatre. ” – The New York Post
Based on Federico Fellini’s Academy Award winning semi-autobiographical film 8 1/2, the musical opened on Broadway in 1982, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. A film version of the musical was released in 2009, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Fergie and Marion Cotillard.
“An abundant musical, one which gleefully expands the limits of the theatre. A startling act of the imagination, independence and daring; and, hence, a show to treasure.” – WCBS-TV
Photography by Mark & Tracy Photography
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association