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About High Society
You’re invited to the wedding of the year, and what a swell party it’s going to be!
Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical, High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round.
Directed by multi-award-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (director of Merrily We Roll Along, Olivier Award-winner for Best Musical Revival, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical). High Society is based on The Philadelphia Story and the 1956 MGM film musical starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra. Featuring hit songs including ‘True Love’, ‘You’re Sensational’ , ‘Well did you Evah?’ and the unforgettable ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’
Long Island socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband appears to try and win her back. His unwelcome arrival threatens to disrupt proceedings. When tabloid reporter Mike Connor arrives to cover the nuptials, he too takes a shine to the bride-to-be. But which of these three suitors will she choose?
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Arthur Kopit
Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry
Also based on the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture High Society