Sheffield university student revives lost Broadway musical

University of Sheffield student Matthew Malone conducting the orchestra for Subways Are For Sleeping

University of Sheffield student Matthew Malone conducting the orchestra for Subways Are For Sleeping

A forgotten Broadway musical will get its European premiere after a University of Sheffield student worked through boxes of neglected manuscripts to reconstruct the score, which has not been heard anywhere in the world since 1962.

Masters student Matthew Malone sorted through dozens of boxes filled with sheet music from three US archives to piece together a full orchestration of Subways are for Sleeping – a musical by renowned composer Jule Styne, which only ran for 205 performances.

Matthew will now conduct a 30-piece orchestra during two concert performances of the show’s music, featuring staff and students, at the University’s Firth Hall on Tuesday April 29 and Wednesday 30.

 

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