In the Heights’ Andréa Burns Will Be Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday

Regional News   In the Heights’ Andréa Burns Will Be Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday
 
Maltz Jupiter Theatre will present the Garson Kanin comedy beginning October 29.
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Andréa Burns

Drama Desk Award winner Andréa Burns, most recently on Broadway in On Your Feet!, will star as ex-showgirl Billie Dawn in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre production of Garson Kanin's comedy Born Yesterday.

Directed by Peter Flynn, the production will play the Florida venue October 29–November 12.

Burns, whose Broadway credits also include In the Heights, The Nance, Beauty and the Beast, The Full Monty, and The Ritz, will be joined onstage by Dominic Comperatore as Harry and Darian Dauchan as journalist Paul Verrall.

“The role of Billie Dawn requires an actor who can change from the naïve ex-showgirl that appears at the top of the play to a confident, inquisitive and more refined woman at the end. This Pygmalion-like transformation is in the capable hands of Broadway veteran Andréa Burns,” said Andrew Kato, Maltz's producing director and chief executive, in a statement. “Ms. Burns and the actors who play the colorful cast of characters that inhabit her Washington, D.C., hotel suite are under the direction of Peter Flynn, who has helmed previous productions at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre including Kiss Me, Kate, Other Desert Cities, Sleuth and the Carbonell Award-winning Man of La Mancha.”

Born Yesterday is an audacious social satire about a woman waking up to her own power,” Flynn added. “This play is for anyone who has ever dreamed of leveling the playing field and outwitting those who’ve held them back – laughing all the way.”

Born Yesterday tells the story of Harry Brock, a hot-tempered and corrupt tycoon who is determined to make a name for himself in the power-driven city of Washington, D.C. “But when he realizes his ex-showgirl girlfriend Billie isn’t quite cutting it in highbrow society,” press notes state, “Harry schemes to transform blonde bombshell Billie into a cultured and classy woman—with a little help from friends in low places. In a deliriously funny turn of events, Harry discovers that he may have gotten more than he bargained for.”

The production will also have scenic design by Anne Mundell, lighting design by Cory Pattak, sound design by Marty Mets, and costume design by Franne Lee.

Single tickets start at $58. For tickets and showtimes, call (561) 575-2223 or visit jupitertheatre.org.

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