James Edward Lyons
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ELVIS, Comeback!
Sing, German Maidens!
King Kong
Ever Kissed in the Dark?
Hildegard Knef
The Fight of the Century

Musical Revue Premiere Okt 2017 Landesbühne Esslingen
1968: the story of a legendary comeback and an inner journey back to his Memphis roots form the basis for an evening about Elvis' unfilled dreams and his attempt at inner liberation. Promoted and held back by manager Colonel Parker, Elvis searched his entire life for love. Elvis is alive - in the hearts of generations of fans.

Satirical Revue
Premiere Sept 2017 Landesbühne Esslingen
They are back and this time there is no escape: the good Germans! Three well-meaning Fräuleins descend upon a refugee shelter with ruthless friendliness and give the unsuspecting new arrivals a German lesson they will not soon forget.

A satirical look into the present state of the German nation.

Musical
Beneath the myth of Kong lies a story of ill-fated love, blind ambition and commercial exploitation.
The original 3-Person musical re-creates the saga as emotional journey of its three main protagonists, and how Kong changes the fates of each one of them.

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Felix Bloch Publishers, Berlin

Musical Revue
The role of popular artists in the Nazi-era is intimately connected with the songs of composer Michael Jary and his lyricist Bruno Balz. Their popular songs were interpreted by stars of the Third Reich such as Zarah Leander and used by the propaganda minister Goebbels to divert Germans from the realities of the regime.
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Felix Bloch Publishers, Berlin

Musical Portrait
She was the first post-war 'Fräuleinwunder', played the original Ninotschka in 'Silk Stockings' on Broadway. Her book 'The Gift Horse' sold over a million copies and was translated into 17 languages.
Alone at a typewriter Knef confonts her past and herself.
Knef meets Hilde:
two women, one person.  It is the beginning of an emotional
roller-coaster ride through the night.
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Felix Bloch Publishers, Berlin

Musical
Max Schmeling and Joe Louis were more than just two boxers. On the brink of a world war the boxing ring suddenly became a focal point for the struggle between fascism and democracy.
'The Fight of the Century' weaves the sounds and rhythms of boxing with the tempo of those turbulent times.

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Felix Bloch
Publishers
, Berlin