FAME Jr. The Musical
by David De Silva, José Fernandez, Jaques Levy and Steve Margoshes.
Performed in English
Book by José Fernandez, lyrics by Jacques Levy and music by Steve Margoshes
Title track “FAME” written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore.
Presented thanks to a particular agreement with Music Theatre International (MTI)
David De Silva was born in New York, in 1941. In his youth, he followed a course of studies common to a lot of young people at that time, obtaining a degree in history and preparing to become a teacher. However, a love for Broadway’s musicals led him to change completely his career, beginning studies to become an actor. Then, he had the idea that would change his life: Fame. Conceived by De Silva as a musical for theatre, the project was transformed into a film directed by Alan Parker in 1980; in 1982 the TV series was broadcasted. It was only in 1988, in Miami, that Fame The Musical was launched. The show was performed in London in 1995, and obtained two nominees at the Laurence Olivier Awards. It arrived on Broadway in 2003, where it had 304 encore performances. De Silva also imagined a sequel, Fame Forever: Talent Springs Eternal (2007), that illustrates, twenty years later, the destiny of the original protagonists of the musical and the stories of new students at the School of Performing Arts. The connection between the author and the story is so strong that De Silva is also known as “Father Fame”.
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