Sunday, June 10, 2012

Off Broadway Premiere: The Sensational Josephine Baker Previews from June 19

From a release:

Emerging Artists Theatre presents
the Off Broadway premiere of
The Sensational Josephine Baker
Previews begin June 19, 2012

Emerging Artists Theatre presents the Off-Broadway premiere of The sensational Josephine Baker, a rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker. Written and performed by Cheryl Howard (daughter of Elston Howard —first African American ball player for the Yankees) and directed by Ian Streicher, the unforgettable story of the one and only Josephine Baker springs to life in this tightly woven musical play featuring several of Baker's signature songs.

The story goes from little girl to showgirl as we follow Josephine on her journey from conservative St. Louis, Missouri to the risqué cabarets of the Rue Pigalle, France. Cheryl Howard delivers this tale through an array of fascinating female characters: Josephine’s domineering mother, Carrie McDonald; fellow chorus girl Lydia Jones; Ada “Bricktop” Smith, owner of the infamous nightclub “Bricktop’s in Montmarte…” And a raw, fearless portrayal of Ms. Baker herself in a series of defining moments: from the hilarious antics which rescued her from the obscurity of the chorus, to the humiliation of being shunned by a narrow-minded American public, to her life-long search for unconditional love.., compelled throughout it all by an enduring passion to live life to the fullest.

Written and performed by Cheryl Howard
Directed by Ian Streicher

Previews begin June 19, 2012
Opening Night June 26, 2012
Limited run continues through September 9, 2012

The Beckett Theatre - Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street

Peformance Schedule: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 7pm; Wed & Sat 2pm; Sun 3pm

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