Victor/Victoria (1995 film)

Victor/Victoria is a 1995 videotaped television production of the Broadway musical of the same name written and directed by Blake Edwards, starring Julie Andrews, Tony Roberts, Michael Nouri, Rachel York, Richard B. Shull and Gregory Jbara. The play's opening night performance on October 25, 1995 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City was filmed exclusively for Japanese television broadcast by NHK on December 23, 1995. It was directed for the stage by Edwards and directed for television by Matthew Diamond and Goro Kobayashi.

Victor/Victoria
DVD cover
GenreComedy
Musical
Written byBlake Edwards
Directed byBlake Edwards
Matthew Diamond
Goro Kobayashi
StarringJulie Andrews
Tony Roberts
Michael Nouri
Rachel York
Music byHenry Mancini
Frank Wildhorn
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Jeff Rowland
John Scher
Shuichi Amagai
David Horn
Elke Titus
Producer(s)Allen Newman
Philip W. Hack
Bill Murphy
Production location(s)New York City
CinematographyArthur R. Botham
Running time146 minutes
Production company(s)Endemol Theater Productions
Polygram Broadway Venctors
Release
Original networkNHK (Japan)
Picture formatColor
Original releaseDecember 23, 1995 (1995-12-23)

Synopsis

Victoria (Andrews) is a penniless out-of-work singer whose life is changed when she meets the flamboyant gay impresario Toddy (Roberts) and, with his help, she becomes "Victor", an overnight singing sensation in the nightclubs of Paris. But success becomes hilariously complicated when she meets the love of her life – King Marchan (Nouri), a macho Chicago gangster – who sees the act and finds himself attracted to the star.

Cast

Musical numbers

  • "Paris by Night" – Toddy & Les Boys
  • "If I Were a Man" – Victoria
  • "Trust Me" – Toddy & Victoria
  • "Le Jazz Hot" – Victor and Ensemble
  • "The Tango/Paris by Night" – Victor & Norma
  • "Paris Makes Me Horny" – Norma
  • "Crazy World" – Victoria
  • "Louis Says" – Victor & Ensemble
  • "King's Dilemma" – King Marchan
  • "You & Me" – Toddy and Victor
  • "Paris by Night (Reprise)" – Street Singer
  • "Almost a Love Song" – King Marchan and Victoria
  • "Chicago, Illinois" – Norma & The Girls
  • "Living in the Shadows" – Victoria
  • "Victor/Victoria" – Victoria, Toddy & Company

Home media releases

Performances of Victor/Victoria were released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc by Image Entertainment, one of which is also available for digital download on iTunes. The Blu-ray release is of the opening night performance and the DVD release is of another performance, as the taped opening night performance contained a few minor technical gaffes.

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