Broadway-Aimed KENNEDY Musical Presents Staged Workshops in Chicago
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by BWW News Desk
This summer, BroadwayWorld reported on the new musical KENNEDY, based on the life of the 35th president, which was preparing for workshops in anticipation of a Broadway opening. Today, the Chicago Tribune writes that the production is still aiming for Broadway, perhaps as early as next fall.
Produced by Jim Stahulak (Proscenium Productions) with writer-composer Allan Jay Friedman and songwriter Leslie Bricusse, KENNEDY - a heavily reworked version of 1983's Chicago premiere musical ONE SHINING MOMENT - will see a fully staged workshop presentation through this weekend, again in Chicago.
ONE SHINING MOMENT first opened in May 1983 at the Drury Lane Theatre located inside Water Tower Place. Though it rain for nine months, becoming the longest-running musical at the Drury Lane Theatre to date, no further productions took place. "Our goal for this revised and up-to-date version is to have people walking away with the feeling of hope, re-empowerment and the realization that you may be able to destroy the dreamer, but not the dream," Bricusse said this summer.
The workshops of KENNEDY will run at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, through Saturday. For free reservations, click here.