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Lost in the Stars

Lost in the Stars is a 1949 musical play with book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson and music by Kurt Weill, based on the novel Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) by Alan Paton (1903-1988). The first cast included Todd Duncan and Inez Matthews. Weill was influenced by African American musical idioms through his use of spiritual melodies, blues and jazz.

The musical was adapted for the screen and filmed in 1974.