Book by Jerome Kass, Music by Billy Goldenberg,
Lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman
January 29 – February 16, 2020
Directed by Ron Celona
Musical Direction by Scott Storr
Choreography by Jose de la Cuesta
A new, re-imagined revival of the 1978 Broadway musical BALLROOM will debut at CVRep. BALLROOM is based on the 1975 CBS television movie Queen Of The Stardust Ballroom which starred Maureen Stapleton and was made into a Broadway production developed by Tony Award –winning director Michael Bennett (co-creator of A Chorus Line.) This moving story is about aging widow Bea Asher who, having lost her beloved Morrie, begins life anew at the Stardust Ballroom, an old school Brooklyn dance palace.
Under the guidance of the authors and Concord Theatricals, the licensor and publisher of BALLROOM, CVRep’s revised, twenty-four-character version will include all the musical numbers from the original Broadway production, restore several songs originally written for the show, and three brand new songs by Alan and Marilyn Bergman and Billy Goldenberg.
*WINNER of the 1979 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Choreography
*NOMINEE – 1979 11 Tony Awards (All major categories), 7 Drama Desk Awards
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