A musical play. Marlene Dietrich was one of the most famous stars in the history of stage and screen.
Her long career, which started in cabaret in Berlin in the late 1920s, continued through the earliest silent movies into talking pictures. It included a significant period of entertaining US troops during World War 2. Finally, she returned to cabaret all over the world, but especially London and Las Vegas in the 1960s and ’70s, where her stage charisma was legendary.
Her life story is one of great dramatic tension with her fatherland and of extraordinary professional will and personal weakness. She had more lovers than probably any other public figure in history, yet she died a lonely recluse.
This musical portrays all of these facets of her life using Mansell’s original music. It is not a review of her songs.