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14/04/03
Contact Loses Its Touch
- Early closure for Stroman's musical

THE DANCE MUSICAL Contact has posted early closing notices at the Queen's Theatre. The production by American choreographer Susan Stroman transferred from Broadway but has failed to exceed its current booking period of just six months.

Contact dramatises three individually titled love stories whose heroes struggle to connect. 'Swinging' takes place in the French countryside and concerns a beautiful woman soaring on a swing whilst a servant and his master push her. 'Did You Move?' is set in an Italian restaurant in New York where a woman fantasises a series of light-footed interludes with the other diners, whilst the final number 'Contact' concerns a film star who falls for a pretty dancer in a seedy Manhattan club.

The production premiered in March 2000 in America and won the Tony Award for Best Musical, despite the fact that none of the performers sing. London fans of Stroman's work will now have to wait for the national tour of The Producers, the stage version of Mel Brooks' 1968 film which she has choreographed for Broadway.



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