A to Z Musicals ~ ♬ “V” is for VICTOR/ VICTORIA

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The musical that opened on Broadway in 1995 followed the film of the same name that was released 13 years earlier. And that was a remake of the German film comedy Viktor und Viktoria shot by Reinhold Schuenzel in 1933. The story is that of a penniless soprano, named Victoria, who disguises herself as a man named Victor, who plays a female impersonator named Victoria. Got that?!

The musical was not without controversy. Its star, Julie Andrews, received the only Tony Award nomination for the entire production, and she rejected the honor, stating, “I have searched my conscience and my heart and find that I cannot accept this nomination.” She was upset that the show hadn’t received any other nominations, and she declined to perform at the Tony Awards ceremony that year.

As the quality of performances in the Broadway show weren’t good enough, here is a clip from the movie version of Victor/Victoria:

 

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14 Comments

Not too many people could “get away’ snubbing their nose at Broadway…..interesting post!

OMGosh those were the days my friends ❤ Love it, another great one ❤

This may surprise you, but it’s the one musical I’ve never really warmed up to. And for the life of me I don’t understand why… Still puzzled about that.
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Hi Martha – I remember it coming out … and have seen it on tv … but not to watch seriously … it’s a fun movie though … cheers Hilary

http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/v-is-for-vaynol-cattle.html

So now I have to Google and find out why the show was controversial. I enjoyed the movie.

I’ve seen the film and loved it. Leslie Ann Warren creases me. So funny

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