Lady in the Dark

Musical Play in two acts
Music and song lyrics by Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin, novel by Moss Hart
German edition by Roman Hinze
Premiere 29.10.2022

  • Swiss premiere
  • 2 hours 45 minutes with an intermission
  • Recommended age: 12+
  • In deutscher Sprache
  • Mit deutschen Übertiteln / with English surtitles

Psychoanalysis as a Broadway show spectacle

Torn between various covers, men and life plans, Liza Elliott, the successful editor of a fashion magazine, falls unrestrained into a burnout hole. She puts herself in the capable hands of a psychoanalyst who delves into her feelings by way of her dreams. In Kurt Weill's 1941 Broadway musical, Liza Elliot's dream world becomes an over-the-top revue spectacle featuring a full symphony orchestra. Following his successful production of ‹Cage of Fools (La cage aux folles)› at Theater Basel, Martin G. Berger stages this Swiss premiere. Singer and actress Delia Mayer plays the lead role alongside Stefan Kurt.

Bei ausgewählten Opernvorstellungen gibt es neu zwei exklusive Plätze im Orchestergraben. Beobachten Sie das Zusammenspiel von Dirigent:in und Musiker:innen und erleben Sie den Orchesterklang aus unmittelbarer Nähe.

Shortly before the premiere, during the final rehearsals, we invite you to take an exclusive look behind the scenes. During an initial introduction, you will get to know the artistic team and learn more about the production, inspiration and staging. Afterwards you will witness a stage rehearsal.

  • Look behind the scenes
  • Shortly before the premiere
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • CHF 10
  • Usually in German
  • Date: 25 October 2022

The culinary theatre experience. Combine your visit to the theatre with a multi-course menu at the revamped Monteverdi bar at the heart of the theatre. Can be booked for select performances at the ticket office and in the ticket shop. More

  • 25.10.
    2022-10-25 18:30:00 2022-10-25 20:30:00 Europe/Zurich Lady in the Dark Info:
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
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  • 20.06.

  • Liza Eliott – Delia Mayer
  • Russell Paxton – Stefan Kurt
  • Randy Curtis – Jan Rekeszus
  • Charley Johnson – Gabriel Schneider
  • Kendall Nesbitt – Martin Hug
  • Miss Foster – Marion Wulf
  • Miss Stevens – Valentina Inzko Fink
  • Ben – Manuel Nobis
  • Mann 1 u.a. – Karl-Heinz Brandt
  • Alison Du Bois – Esther Randegger
  • Tänzer*innen: Tom, Joe, Helen, Ruthie, Carol, Marcia, Models, Barbara, Hochzeitsgäste, Artisten – Shayna Weintraub, Kenzie Brousson, Hannah Kelly, Ayako Nakano, Alexander Hallas, Davide De Biasi, Camryn Pearson
  • Kinder – Statisterie Theater Basel
  • Weitere Zirkusgäste – Statisterie Theater Basel
  • Chor des Theater Basel