Is There Life After High School?
|Is There Life After High School?|
|Basis||Is There Life After High School? by Ralph Keyes|
|Premiere||May 7, 1982: Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City|
1986 West End
The world premiere was mounted by the Hartford Stage Company in Hartford, Connecticut. The Broadway production was staged by Robert Nigro. It had a long preview period of 48 performances before opening on May 7, 1982 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. It closed after 17 performances. The cast included Sandy Faison, Harry Groener, David Patrick Kelly, Alma Cuervo, and James Widdoes, who won the Theatre World Award for his performance. Scott Bakula was one of the understudies.
Producer and director Robert Neal Marshall produced the critically acclaimed London West End debut at the Donmar Warehouse in the Summer of 1986 as a special limited engagement. This production starred Caroline O'Connor, Mark Michael Hutchinson, Geoff Steer, Rosemarie Ford, Lynne Kieran, Steven Mann, Nelly Morrison & Nigel Garton early in their careers who did this late night engagement while several were also appearing in West End hit shows Me and My Girl, 42nd Street and The Hired Man. The musical director was Tony Castro.
The show has been staged at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. and at regional theatres throughout the country. The Birmingham Repertory theatre staged a youth theatre production in 2009 at the Old REP in the UK.
- Is There Life After High School? at the Internet Broadway Database
- Ralph Keyes website
- Frank Rich. Review: 'is There Life After High School?', New York Times, May 8, 1982
- Keyes, Ralph. Is There Life After High School? New York: Warner Books, 1976. ISBN 978-0-446-89394-7
- Is There Life After High School? (Original Broadway Cast) Soundtrack CD
- Robert Neal Marshall Website
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