Baby Its You Broadway
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The new Baby Its You Broadway jukebox musical continues the popular trend for stories about popular music legends. With the huge worldwide success of Jersey Boys in theater's many productions have followed the recipe for box office demand. The latest musical to take the stage in this genre tells the story of the first "all-girl" super-group "The Shirelles" and Florence Greenberg, who discovered the talented performers and create a recording label around them. The production officially opened on Wednesday (April 27, 2011) at the Broadhurst Theatre featuring Beth Leavel as Greenberg. Baby Its You Broadway musical is sure to attract an audience on the Great White Way.
The show got its start on the opposite coast with a premier at the Coast Playhouse in Los Angeles on July 18, 2009. The book is written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott. After closing later that year in August the same cast transferred to the Pasadena Playhouse for a successful run between November 13, 2009, to December 13, 2009. The cast included Meeghan Holaway, Erica Ash and Barry Pearl. The production would finally land on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre, directed by Sheldon Epps.
"The Shirelles" was one of the earliest all American girl popular music groups and the first to see a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Shirley Owens led the quartet as the lead singer along with Doris Coley, Beverly Lee, and Addie "Micki" Harris. Florence Greenberg was the bored New Jersey housewife who happened to stumble across the group at a local school talent show thanks in part to her daughter. Realizing the talent, great songs and unique style of the woman Florence signs them to a recording deal and starts up the now legendary Scepter Records label. Scepter Records would go on to sign some huge industry names such as The Isley Brothers, The Kingsmen, and Dionne Warwick.
Mutrux and Escott are no strangers to the genre of "jukebox musical." The two were the creative team which brought "Million Dollar Quartet" to Broadway. The production is still playing at the and was nominated for three 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Levi Kreis, Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. Levi Kreis went on to win for Best Featured Actor for his wonderful work in portraying Jerry Lee Lewis. Mutrux, whom knew Florence Greenberg, wrote "Baby It's You" as part of his planned project the "American Pop Anthology" series, which will tell the story of American popular music between the 1950's through the 1980's. ""Million Dollar Quartet" is also a part of his work on the entertaining series.
There is little doubt over the popularity for this style of a show on Broadway. The "jukebox musical" tells the history of great music groups while delivering popular and memorable songs you can't help but tap your feet to. The Baby Its You Broadway production has been less received by critics than its counterpart "Million Dollar Quartet." Reviews have been slightly mixed to positive, most negatives focus on the genre becoming a bit to "cookie cutter." Still for fans of one of the greatest girl groups of all time it is sure to deliver. Hit songs include Mama Said,” “Don't Make Me Over” and “Walk on By.” You can view our great variety of Baby Its You Broadway tickets online by clicking the link.
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