Starring: Alice Ripley, Max Von Essen, Lenny Wolpe.
The Baker's Wife is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and the book by Joseph Stein, based on the French film La Femme du Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono. The musical premiered in the West End in 1989 for a short run but, while establishing a dedicated cult following, has not been produced on Broadway.
This musical was adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Joseph Stein from the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono.
The endearing but contentious inhabitants of a rural village in Provence, France have been without a baker for seven weeks. Aimable the baker arrives with his young wife Genevieve and everything seems delicious again - until a young, strapping local handyman seduces Genevieve away from her older husband. Aimable crumbles - and so does his bread making abilities. Driven to distraction by breadlessness, the villagers lure Genevieve back.
When skilled actors play Aimable and Genevieve, the audience is sure to feel the power of their emotional tension and the meaningfulness of their eventual reconciliation.
The exemplary production of The Baker's Wife at the Paper Mill Playhouse was videotaped for the research archive of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Directors and others working on productions of the show may view it there.
Beautifully shot and amazingly clear! About an hour of pro shot footage used for publicity purposes. (A)
Run time: 60m
B&W / Color: Color
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