This summer take in one of the triumphs of the American music theatre.
Set in 1947 in a tenement building over a long hot summer's day and night, Street Scene is a musical melting pot of working class New York - scintillating show tunes, operatic arias, jazz, the blues, spirituals...
Kurt Weill called it "a simple story of everyday life in a big city - a story of love and passion and greed and death." Alongside The Threepenny Opera, it confirms Weill as one of the 20th century's giants of popular musical theatre.
Street Scene won the first ever Tony Award for Weill's music, but the experience is only completed with Elmer Rice's adaptation, based on his own Pulitzer Prize-winning play, and lyrics by the great poet of Harlem, Langston Hughes.