Jerry Springer – The Opera tells the story of a day in the job of world famous talk-show host, Jerry Springer. It’s “The Jerry Springer Show” as you’ve never seen it before, with passionate arias, soaring ballads, and giant production numbers. While the studio audience cheers, a parade of bickering guests fight and curse, until violence breaks out and Jerry must face his trickiest guest ever, the devil himself.
Jerry Springer: The Opera is a British sung-through musical written by Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee which ran 609 performances in London (originating at the National Theatre before transferring to the Cambridge Theatre in the West End), a 2006 UK national tour and continues to be performed regularly around the world. The show was nominated for seven Oliver awards, winning four, and was the first musical in history to win all four British ‘Best New Musical’ awards. The show was also filmed in 2005 and broadcast on BBC2.
In the United States, the show has been performed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, The Carnegie Hall, and most-recently was revived for an off-Broadway run at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The production was nominated for four Lucille Lortel Awards, including Best Musical.
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