McGovern's Marmee Will Hit the Road This Summer for National Tour of Broadway's Little Women-The Musical

News   McGovern's Marmee Will Hit the Road This Summer for National Tour of Broadway's Little Women-The Musical Producers Ken Gentry, Randall Wreghitt and Dani Davis will launch the national tour of Little Women-The Musical Aug. 30 at the Civic Theatre in San Diego, with Maureen McGovern repeating her current Broadway turn as steely-warm matriarch, Marmee.
Maureen McGovern (left) and Sutton Foster in Little Women
Maureen McGovern (left) and Sutton Foster in Little Women Photo by Joan Marcus

A 30-city tour has been planned. Dates in San Jose, Columbus, Chicago, Atlanta, Birmingham, Ft. Lauderdale and at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center have been announced so far.

Performances at the Civic in San Diego are Aug. 30-Sept. 4.

"We are thrilled that the show is going on tour so soon after its Broadway premiere," producer Gentry said in a statement. "We think the positive audience response the show generates and the well-known and recognizable title make this a must-see on the road. When Maureen expressed interest in touring and was available for the 2005-2006 season, it sealed the deal!"

Little Women-The Musical opened on Broadway Jan. 23 at the Virginia Theatre, where it continues to play. Tony Award winner Sutton Foster stars as Jo, one of four March sisters growing up in Concord, MA, during the 1860s.

The musical inspired by the beloved novel by Louisa May Alcott has a book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Susan H. Schulman (The Secret Garden ) directs and Michael Lichtefeld choreographs.

Stage, concert and recording star McGovern has starred on Broadway in The Pirates of Penzance, Nine and 3 Penny Opera , and in the Broadway national tour of The King and I . Her regional work includes Elegies, Dear World, Letters From 'Nam, The Lion in Winter, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Of Thee I Sing, Let 'Em Eat Cake!, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls and I Do, I Do.

The Little Women cast recording will be released this April on Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom Records.

Visit www.maureenmcgovern.com or www.littlewomenonbroadway.com.