Opened Nov 9, 2012
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
People Come, People Go...In 1928 Berlin, the world is between wars and the stock market is booming. The center of the action is the illustrious Grand Hotel, through whose revolving doors pass a cavalcade of desperate, ambitious characters, all yearning for one last, glorious chance at a better future. There's the fading, but still-beautiful prima ballerina; the charming young Baron, out of money, riding on his looks; the mortally ill bookkeeper, determined to meet society before his grave; the ambitious Hollywood hopeful; the honest, hardworking father-to-be; and the doctor, whose cynical tone foreshadows the looming depression. Inspired by Vicki Baum's period novel, this multiple Tony Award-winning musical features music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with additional lyrics and music by Maury Yeston and a book by Luther Davis. The result is an engaging, non-stop book and a powerful score that is certain to sweep you away with all of the lavishness of the 1920s.