THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER

Genre: Drama, Musical, Solo Performance
Written by Cheryl Howard, Directed by Ian Streicher

The unforgettable story of the one and only Josephine Baker springs to life in this tightly woven play featuring several of Baker’s signature songs.  The story follows Josephine on her journey from conservative St. Louis, Missouri to the risqué cabarets of the Rue Pigalle, France, from little girl to showgirl. 

Howard gives voice to this uncensored and emotional tale through an array of fascinating female characters: Josephine’s domineering mother, Carrie McDonald; fellow chorus girl Lydia JonesAda “Bricktop” Smith , owner of the infamous nightclub “Bricktop’s in Montmarte…” And finally a raw, fearless portrayal of Ms. Baker herself in a series of defining moments: from the hilarious antics which rescued her from the obscurity of the chorus, to the humiliation of being shunned by a narrow-minded American public, to her life-long search for unconditional love… compelled throughout it all by an enduring passion to live life to the fullest.


About the Company: Emerging Artists Theatre Company

Founded in 1993, the mission of EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE is to provide a dynamic home for emerging writers and artists, to develop their work from an idea to a fully realized production.

In the past 16 years, EAT has premiered over 275 new works, garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination for Capathia Jenkins in (Mis)Understanding Mammy: The Hattie McDaniel Story, received the American Theatre Wing Award for Consistent Excellence in Theatre, and was named Best Off Off Broadway Theater Company in NYC for Actors to Work With by Back Stage.

During its 2009- 2010 season, under the Artistic Direction of Paul Adams, EAT will showcase over two-dozen new works.



Open:   09/07/10
Close:   10/03/10

Schedule:
Tuesday and Friday at 7pm; Wednesday and Sunday at 2pm; and Saturday at 5pm and 9pm.
Theater:   Tada Theatre
Address:   15 West 28th Street
New York, NY
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Closest subway: N,R to 28th Street; walk east to the theatre

Cost:$49
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Presented by: Emerging Artists Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.eatheatre.org