Tom Sawyer und Huckleberry Finn
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Just before Weill died, he drafted five songs for a prospective musical based on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson. The team intended to follow up on the success of Lost in the Stars, still running on Broadway at the time. The show was never finished, and the songs survived only as sheet music. Now a German-language show, devised for family audiences, restores the songs to a dramatic context. German novelist and playwright John von Düffel (Houwelandt, dramatizations of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Mann’s Joseph and His Brothers) has created a new musical titled Tom Sawyer und Huckleberry Finn based on Mark Twain’s immortal novels. The music has been orchestrated for a nine-player ensemble (2 woodwinds, trumpet, trombone, guitar/banjo, keyboard, piano, bass, drums).