The two set up a date together. Listen to a cast or demo recording before licensing your next musical. It's not that "Thoroughly Modern Millie" is a bad musical, in fact it is very enjoyable. Regardless of his income status, she loved him anyway, and she later realized that her green glass necklace was actually genuine emerald. Leader of a white slavery ring in the Orient. At the very end of the musical (after the bows), Bun Foo and Ching Ho are once again reunited with their mother. It was presented by the International Thespian Cast. It's 1922, and Millie Dillmount has just arrived in New York City from Salina, Kansas. At the April 2, 2003 performance, Meredith Vieira appeared in three minor roles for a segment later broadcast on her daytime talk show The View. She has decided to achieve success in life.

She runs to Muzzy, who tells her she's a fool for throwing away true love for the sake of money. While Millie is brooding over her lost chances, Jimmy breaks in through the window and asks her to dinner. For the 1967 film, see, racial stereotyping of its Asian characters, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, "Internet Broadway Database: Thoroughly Modern Millie", "Report: Bridge's Michael Mayer To Modernize Millie For B'way", "The Guide to Musical Theatre: Thoroughly Modern Millie", "Millie Wows La Jolla Audience in Makeshift Concert Reading October 6", "The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards — Official Site by IBM", "Beat the Drums, Here Comes Millie on Tour, Starting July 15", "Full Cast of London Millie Announced; Begins October 11", "Thoroughly Modern Millie Ends Broadway Run; National Tour Continues and U.K. Tour Expected", "School District Bans 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' After Protests at High School Performance", "Modern Millie Will Sing in NYC Workshop Reading October 15", "Hayley Tamaddon to Star in U.K. Tour of 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'", "Racism isn't entertainment: Why "Thoroughly Modern Millie" didn't belong on CAPA's stage", "Why This Original Thoroughly Modern Millie Actor Says Mrs. Meers and Henchmen Were 'Revolutionary, "After Complaints, 'Millie' Gets Thoroughly Modern Makeover for Dalton School", "School leader: Musical won't be performed again", Information about the show with links to songs and other materials,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway! Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China. Thoroughly Modern Millie . Estimate the approximate cost of your licensing fees by providing a few details about your production. Mrs. Meers comes out of her office, saying Millie can get a rent extension, and Miss Dorothy can take the "nice, sunny room that just become available, right next to Millie's."

A new actress from California, Millie's best friend. (We would rent/buy them if anyone has them available). He does not show pride in his wealth. [3] Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. When Millie recalls that several other tenants had also suddenly "checked out", and that all of them were orphans, Millie, Jimmy, and Graydon realize what Mrs. Meers is doing.

Your rental materials will also include 2 Piano-Conductor Scores and 1 Full Score. It will feature Manato Asaka as Millie Dillmount. Forget about the boy when a small town girl searches for a new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York City. Evil owner of the Hotel Priscilla who is a former actress.

The creators of the show also appeared at the festival to help introduce the show. An attractive young paperclip salesman. Couldn't be more pleased. Both Jimmy and Dorothy had disguised their family name to avoid being found out as society heirs. Graydon tells Millie and Jimmy that Mrs. Meers told him Miss Dorothy had checked out of the hotel. Show your pride with t-shirts featuring your musical’s official logo. A Japanese production of Thoroughly Modern Millie will premiere on April 2020 at The Imperial Theatre and go on tour.

[16], A German edition named "Höllisch Moderne Millie" (Infernal Modern Millie) premiered on October 26, 2018 at Hof Theatre.[17].

Determined to become a success, she tears up her return ticket ("Not for the Life of Me"). Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan. The production starred Elizabeth Elliott as Millie, David King as Jimmy, and Rachel Buethe as Mrs. Meers. She also tells him off for being a "skirt chaser" and "womanizer." [9] The musical has since become a popular choice for high school productions,[10] but has garnered controversy over its perceived racial stereotyping of its Asian characters,[11] and has been described as "a piece [that] walks the line of being entertaining and highly offensive".[12].

The original cast included Sutton Foster as Millie, Marc Kudisch as Trevor, Angela Christian as Miss Dorothy, Gavin Creel as Jimmy, Harriet Sansom Harris as Mrs. Meers, Sheryl Lee Ralph as Muzzy Van Hossmere, Ken Leung as Ching Ho, Francis Jue as Bun Foo, and Anne L. Nathan as Miss Flannery. She convinces them to go along with the plan ("Muqin"). Millie realizes that she loves Jimmy ("Jimmy"). As for the other 10%, there's only so many times you can see a show like Millie and therefore, to me at least, is generally unimpressive. At the party, Millie spills wine on Dorothy Parker's dress, which Millie tries to get out with soy sauce, following Mrs. Meers' example. Why do my listings not appear? We would like to use cue cards (non electronic) to present the Chng Ho/BunFoo dialogue. The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical Shrek leads Dramatics magazine's list of the most-produced musicals in U.S. high schools. Millie reconsiders her feelings and finally realizes that she would rather have a green-glass love with Jimmy ("Gimme, Gimme"). Millie is confused by her feelings for Jimmy and her desire not to be poor and initially rejects him. Mrs. Meers comes out of her office, saying Millie can get a rent extension, and Miss Dorothy can take the "nice, sunny room that just become available, right next to Millie's." The tour closed in June 2016. Copyright 1991-2020 © Playbill Inc. All Rights Reserved. A week later, Millie is confronted by the hotel proprietress, the mysterious and sinister Mrs. Meers, a former actress who now works for a white slavery ring in Hong Kong, kidnapping pretty unsuspecting orphan girls and shipping them to the Orient, which she has just done to Millie's hall mate, Ethel Peas. In a final pairing, Bun Foo joins Graydon's company as a new stenographer after telling Graydon that he can type fifty words a minute. Songs are by Tesori and Scanlan, unless otherwise noted. First of all, she makes modern hairstyle & a girl is robbed at once; they steal a purse, hat, bag & even shoes.

The original Broadway production won six Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, including the win for Best Musical at both award ceremonies. Lead Characters. She was replaced by Erin Dilly, but prior to public previews, Sutton Foster, her understudy, was chosen to assume the title role, a move that propelled her to stardom.[5]. But she is quickly mugged on the streets of New York, losing her hat, scarf, purse and a shoe.

When Millie recalls that several other tenants had also suddenly "checked out", and that all of them were orphans, Millie, Jimmy, and Graydon realize what Mrs. Meers is doing. Mrs. Meers declares that Millie "has two minutes to pack, or find her things on the street!" Interactive Script Breakdown – Powered by ProductionPro, Performance Accompaniment Recording (Rehearsal Tracks Only). Ha! Thoroughly Modern Millie Lyrics: There are those (there are those), I suppose (I suppose) / Think we're mad (think we're mad), heaven knows (heaven knows) / The world has gone to … Jimmy turns out to be Herbert J. van Hossmere III, Muzzy's stepson, and one of the most eligible bachelors in the world. Almost taking his advice, she changes her mind and yells after him, "Who needs a hat? In the fast-paced 1920s, a girl from Kansas moves to New York City to marry a rich man. It began previews on October 11 and opened on October 21. Run rehearsals straight from your mobile device using a virtual accompanist that plays every note of your show’s score.

She tells the story of how she met her late husband, a supposedly poor but goodhearted man who gave her a green glass necklace. Jimmy proposes to Millie, and, poor as he is, she accepts, "because if it's marriage I've got in mind, love has everything to do with it."

A young, "modern" woman from Salina, Kansas. Am loving playing in my car thank you sooo much. Millie and Miss Dorothy then go up to their rooms, tap dancing to get the elevator to start. [16], A German edition named "Höllisch Moderne Millie" (Infernal Modern Millie) premiered on October 26, 2018 at Hof Theatre.[17]. The musical, directed by Michael Mayer, underwent several workshops in New York in 1999.