CELEBRATION THEATRE PRESENTS
THE WEST COAST PREMIERE OF
THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE – THE MUSICAL
WITH MUSIC, BOOK AND LYRICS BY TIM ACITO (ZANNA, DON’T)
CHOREOGRAPHY BY AMEENAH KAPLAN (ALTAR BOYZ, FROSTY THE SNOW MANILOW), MUSICAL DIRECTION BY GREG NABOURS (A NEW BRAIN)
DIRECTION BY MICHAEL MATTHEWS (HARAM IRAN, BEAUTIFUL THING)
AND PRODUCED FOR CELEBRATION THEATRE BY DAVID TARLOW.
THE NEW MUSICAL WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY, APRIL 23.
Based on Gloria Naylor’s beloved award-winning collection of stories The Women of Brewster Place—The Musical premiered in 2007 as a co-production between the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and Arena Stage in Washington D.C.
Using an original score of R&B, pop, disco and old school funk, the musical tells the individual stories of eight very different African American women in a 1970’s housing project who are struggling with issues of identity, poverty, hope, love and loss. Simultaneously comic and heartbreaking, wise and shortsighted, noble and flawed, each of the women must ultimately face the largest question of all − where does one’s individual story end, and the story of one’s community begin?
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