Screenplay by Norman Wexler
Featuring songs by the Bee Gees
Stage adaptation by Nan Knighton
About the Show
Saturday Night Fever was adapted for the stage from the hit 1977 movie starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney
and Donna Pescow. It tells the story of Tony, an ambitious Brooklyn youth who spends his Saturday nights disco dancing at
the 2001 Odyssey club. Off the dance floor, he struggles with the harsher realities of life... a dead-end job, entanglements
with two women (Annette and Stephanie), troubles that come up with his friends, and his strained relationship with his family.
The musical features Bee Gees hits heard in the movie, such as "Stayin' Alive", "Night Fever", "How Deep Is Your Love",
"Jive Talkin'", "If I Can't Have You" and "You Should Be Dancing", as well as KC and the Sunshine Band's "Boogie Shoes" and
The Trammps' "Disco Inferno." Two new Bee Gees songs - "First and Last/Tragedy" and "Immortality" - were also added to the
Fever had its West End premiere at the London Palladium in 1998, receiving an Olivier Award nomination for Best
Musical. Productions opened in Köln (Cologne), Germany and on Broadway in 1999. The show has toured
extensively in the U.S. and U.K., and has been presented around Europe, Asia and Australia.
Check the productions page for a list of current and upcoming (as
well as past) productions.
There are several cast recordings available from the stage production.
An Album Preview and links to sound clips are available on the the SNF
The Fever Scrapbook on this site includes
several opening night photos from the London Palladium.
More information can be found on the related items page.