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LaChiusa, Michael John

Overview
Works: 132 works in 217 publications in 1 language and 3,798 library holdings
Genres: Original cast recordings  Musicals  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Musical settings  Drama  Vocal scores  Excerpts  Librettos  Operas 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Interviewer, Interviewee, Lyricist, Composer, Performer, Other
Classifications: M1500.L33, 782.14
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael John LaChiusa
Hello again by Michael John LaChiusa( )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild party by Michael John LaChiusa( Recording )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie Christine : a new musical by Michael John LaChiusa( Recording )

6 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias and inventions fromn Desert of roses ; Ten miles high over Albania ; Open veins by Robert Moran( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie Christine : original Broadway cast recording] by Michael John LaChiusa( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legacy project : dramatists talk about their work( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composer Charles Strouse discusses his life and career with fellow songwriter Michael John LaChiusa. Strouse traces the origins of his creative work to his troubled relationship with his mother, then focuses on his experiences working on such shows as Annie, Bye bye Birdie, Rags, and others. He talks about some of his side projects in television and film, performs several of his songs, and also discusses the work of LaChiusa
Tony-Award winning Va. theater sprouted from garage June 5, 2009( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeffrey Brown interviews Signature Theater's artistic director Eric Schaeffer
The wild party by Michael John LaChiusa( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adaptation of the 1928 jazz age poem by Joseph Moncure March, about Queenie, a platinum-blonde chorine, and her possessive lover, Burrs
Marie Christine : a new musical by Michael John LaChiusa( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hello again : a new musical by Michael John LaChiusa( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See what I wanna see by Michael John LaChiusa( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on three short stories. In "Kesa and Morito" set in medieval Japan, two lovers sing of the ecstasy and torment of their illicit affair and their determination to end it that night. Neither knows the other's intent. "R. Shomon" set in 1951, New York City, follows the investigation of a crime of passion and the witnesses' contradicting versions of the event. An innocent bystander, a cunning thief, a flirtatious wife, a psychic, even the ghost of thte murdered man are all caught in a web of deceit, where everyone's truth may be a lie. "Gloryday" set in present-day New York City, introduces a priest during a crisis of faith after a terrible tragedy strikes the city. Disillusioned and angry, he plays a practical joke and posts an anonymous letter in Central Park, declaring that Christ will appear, rising from the pond. At first, the joke is embraced by an unstable CPA, who has chosen to live in the wilds of the park. Soon others begin to believe in the miracle, including a drug-addicted actress and a bitter reporter--even the priest's atheist aunt. On the day of the miracle, a storm blows through the Park, and only the priest sees his lie become a truth
See what I wanna see : a musical by Michael John LaChiusa( Recording )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernarda Alba : a musical by Michael John LaChiusa( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated Mar. 1, 2006
Little fish by Michael John LaChiusa( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Charlotte, a young writer of short stories as she confronts her past, present and future in post 9/11 Manhattan
Tania : an opera of abduction and revolution by Anthony Davis( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giant : original cast recording by Michael John LaChiusa( Recording )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original cast recording features 26 performers as well as an expansive 17-piece orchestra
Vocal selections from See what I wanna see : a musical by Michael John LaChiusa( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hello again : a musical by Michael John LaChiusa( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ten nameles characters pair up in ten different scenes of sexual pleasure and/or despair. One character from each scene moves on to the next, seemingly dumping his old partner in favor of new prey. The play begins in 1900 with a prostitute soliciting an unwilling soldier. The next scene takes place in the 1940s, and the solider, afraid of dying in the war, tussles with a sympathetic nurse. Next, the nurse becomes a 1960s dominatrix over her patient, an uppercrust college boy with wild leanings. In the 1930s, the college boy reappears as the impotent partner of an adulterous young wife who can only have relations with him in seedy, out-of the way places. Meeting the women's husband in the next scene, we see why she's been driven to such moral turpitude. In her loneliness, the wife dances a haunting pas-de-deux with the mirror image of her repressed sensual self. Experiencing the wife's scene from a totally different perspective, we then meet the husband as a closet homosexual (and on the Titanic, no less), using the ship's imminent demise to steal a tango with a gorgeous boy hustler called the Young Thing. Shifting to a 1970s disco, a bisexual writer lures the Young Thing home only to feel the creeping certainty of a morning-after desertion. Finally, the circle of lovers closes where it all began. A senator quits his relationship with an actress because of political liabilities, then seeks the prostitute from the first scene, whom he desperately wishes he could love"--Page 4 of cover
The Michael John LaChiusa songbook : piano/vocal by Michael John LaChiusa( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of the mist : original cast recording by Michael John LaChiusa( Recording )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated 2011
 
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Marie Christine : a new musicalHello again : a new musicalSee what I wanna seeLittle fishVocal selections from See what I wanna see : a musicalHello again : a musicalThe Michael John LaChiusa songbook : piano/vocal
Alternative Names
LaChiusa, Michael John 1962-

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Майкл Джон ЛаЧиуса

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مایکل جان لاچیوسا

マイケル・ジョン・ラキウザ

Languages
English (82)