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1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE Title Change - Contractual Reasons?
Posted by: Erik_Haagensen 02:13 pm EDT 04/19/24
In reply to: re: Maybe 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE - BroadwayTonyJ 10:55 am EDT 04/19/24

BroadwayTonyJ, as the person who in 1992, at the behest of the Leonard Bernstein estate, reconstructed the authors' original, pre-Broadway version of 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE and directed it in a student production at Indiana University that also played the Kennedy Center, I am unaware of any contractual reasons for the title change from 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE to A WHITE HOUSE CANTATA. I was subsequently asked to create the CANTATA but declined to do so. At the time I was told that the new title was what the Bernstein estate had chosen to call it, wanting to differentiate it from the musical play, which the estate had decided to suppress entirely, a decision with which I profoundly disagreed. I would be very curious to hear anything you might know about contractual reasons dictating the change of title. That was not how it was put to me.
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