“This is my song, this is my new beginning” – A one-night-only concert celebrating the heart-warming and young at heart musical TAKING MY TURN!
Taking My Turn is the award-winning, critically acclaimed musical with lyrics by Will Holt, music by Gary William Friedman, and adaptation/direction by Robert H. Livingston, the same team that collaborated on the hit show The Me Nobody Knows.
Taking My Turn was one of the first musicals to deal with aging. The spoken words were collected from interviews with people “in their prime”,” which became the basis for the non-linear book. The rich, contemporary score was exuberantly sung by an amazing cast of Broadway and recording veterans including Margaret Whiting, Cissy Houston, Marni Nixon, and Tiger Haynes.
Taking My Turn opened Off-Broadway in 1983 and won the 1984 Outer Critic’s Circle Award for Best Lyrics/Music and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Musical. It was subsequently presented on the PBS Great Performance Series.
This special concert celebration will feature some of Broadway’s finest and most beloved performers!
Directed by David Alpert
Music Director Jason Wetzel
Concert conceived by Stevie Holland and Gary William Friedman
Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe’s Café, Chicago, Dreamgirls)
Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Les Misérables)
George Dvorsky (Scarlet Pimpernel, Passion, Pete ‘n’ Keely)
Nina Hennessey (Cats, Bye Bye Birdie, Dreamgirls)
Sally Mayes (She Loves Me, Closer Than Ever, Pete ‘n’ Keely)
Alan Wager (Beauty and the Beast)
Andre Ward (Escape To Margaritaville, Rock of Ages)
Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Contact, Chicago)
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.