Susan Stroman Presents a LIVE IN PERSON weekend with Broadway stars, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Brad Oscar, Tony Yazbeck, Terrence Mann, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico, Dee Hoty, and more.
August 28, 2021: Guild Hall, the cultural center of East Hampton, is presenting a star-studded weekend of Stroman Presents! That of course is the legendary, 5-time Tony winning choreography/directory Susan Stroman. On each evening, Friday through Sunday, some of Broadway’s biggest talents will take the stage of the John Drew Theater. The series kicked-off on Friday with Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, and Brad Oscar, who joined Stroman, known to the Theater world as Stro, to reminisce on the 20th anniversary of The Producers, which she directed and choreographed. They performed some of their songs and Mel Brooks made a live appearance via zoom.
Then on Saturday at 8PM Stro will present an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming Broadway musical Little Dancer, an original musical set in the glamorous and dangerous backstage world of the Paris Opera Ballet. Inspired by the life of Marie van Goethem, the headstrong young ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas’s groundbreaking “Little Dancer” sculpture – an unknown dancer who inadvertently became the most famous dancer in the world. The evening will feature performances from Beauty’s original Beast, Valjean’s nemesis Javert, and the cheeky cat Rum Tum Tugger, Terrence Mann, and NYC Ballet Principal Dancer Tiler Peck in the role of Marie, the headstrong young ballerina who posed for Edgar Degas’s groundbreaking “Little Dancer” sculpture.
The classic musical Crazy for You will be front and center on Sunday at 8PM. Susan Stroman won the first of her five Tony Awards for choreographing the original 1992 Broadway production of the musical. She will direct and choreograph a new production headed to Broadway. Crazy for You is a classic tale of a boy, a girl, and a theater in need of salvation and features music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award nominee Ken Ludwig. The evening will feature song and dance numbers with superstars Tony Yazbeck, Sierra Boggess, Melissa Errico, and Dee Hoty.
“Crazy for You is – at its heart – a raucous musical tale about the power art has to bring life to a community and purpose to its people. It’s as resonant today as ever, and I am thrilled at the chance to re-discover this show and introduce a whole new generation to its great comedy, unabashed romance and the most choreographically-inspiring Gershwin music the world has ever known.” – Susan Stroman
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Photography: Barry Gordin
Backstage @ Guild Hall