Bugsy Malone, Jr. is based on the film Bugsy Malone released in 1976. The film was made by Alan Parker. It starred Jodie Foster and Scott Baio in an all-kid cast. The stage version premiered on London's West End (the equivalent of Broadway) at the Queen's Theatre in 1997 through England's National Youth Music Theatre, which is supported by Andrew LLoyd Weber.
Alan Parker wrote the libretto. In addition to Bugsy Malone, Alan Parker is responsible for movies such as Fame (1980), Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982), Birdy (1984), Missisppi Burning (1988), The Commitments (1994), and Evita (1996).
Paul Williams is the Oscar nominated composer and lyricist. His work includes such classic songs as The Carpenters' "Rainy Days and Mondays," and Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen." His catalogue of songs has been recorded by some of the biggest names in show business.
The story of Bugsy Malone takes place in New York City during the 1920s. We've got rival gangs, gangster molls, singers, dancers, and lots of "splurging" with our specially made splurgers.
The cast of characters includes Bugsy Malone, Blousey Brown, Fat Sam, Tallulah, Dandy Dan, Fizzy, Lena Marelli, Oscar De Velt, Marbini, the Ventriloquist, Fat Sam's Gang, Dandy Dan's Gang, The Grand Slam Girls and the Down and Outs, There are also smaller ensemble roles important to the show including the Radio Announcer, Paper Boy (Girl), Louella, the Butler, the line of auditionees at the Bijoux, Pop Becker, the Reporters, Soup Kitchen Lady, a Priest, the Barber, and Flash Frankie.
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