Lost in the Stars

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Lost in the Stars is a musical tragedy by Maxwell Anderson with music by Kurt Weill [1] (1900-1950), based on the novel Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton.

See also Cry, the Beloved Country, the 2003 stagplay.

The original text

The musical premiéred on Broadway in 1949 and was the composer's last work for the stage before he died the following year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1998: Performed at the Roodepoort Civic Theatre under the direction of Mark Graham in 1998, starring John Whiteley, Patrick Shabalala, Agos Moahi, Loveline Madumo, Thuli Mdlalose. Weiss Doubell conducted the Pro Musica Orchestra.

1999: Presented by Technikon Natal Department of Drama Studies, directed by Jacky Vermaas.


The Citizen, 3 Sept 1998.

NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 20. 49.

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