Watch Leonard Cohen’s 1983 TV Musical: I Am a Hotel


I Am a Hotel is a half-hour musical that was shot at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto in April of 1983. It was directed by Allan F. Nicholls and written by Cohen and Mark Shekter. The cast included ice skating champion Toller Cranston as “The Manager,” dancer and choreographer Anne Ditchburn as “The Gypsy Wife,” and Celia Franca, founder of the National Ballet of Canada, as “The Diva.” The films was first broadcast in Canada on May 7, 1984, and it went on to win a Golden Rose at the Montreux International Television Festival. The video below is taken from Dutch television.

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