Title: Theater Program Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Cleveland Playhouse)
Binding: soft cover
Book Condition: Very good condition
Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Playhouse Square Cabaret Unknown (circa 1970's)
Seller ID: 1781
Clevelanders owe much to Jacques Brel as its the musical that saved the city. Seriously, it did! In the early 70's Cleveland, like many large cities, were losing residents at a scary clip. The downtown was dead was as a cemetery and the wrecking ball was swinging in the direction of the Cleveland Playhouse area. But on April 18, 1973 the show was performed in the lobby of the Ohio Theatre, cabaret-style with a Cleveland cast. The audience loved it and on and on and on and on it went for an astounding 522 performances! Prior to that the longest playing show in Cleveland was Abie's Irish Rose which played for 28 weeks. This program is not dated, but it contains the original Cleveland cast photos and names. It mentions that a movie was being made -- research shows that that was in 1975. Definitely an interesting and important Cleveland collectible! Very clean and tightly bound with just a little wear and a small crease to upper corner.