PHOTO CALL: Baby It's You!, Starring Beth Leavel, on Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Baby It's You!, Starring Beth Leavel, on Broadway
 
Baby It's You!, the story of a New Jersey housewife who launched the 1960s girl-group The Shirelles, plays the Broadhurst Theatre. Tony Award winner Beth Leavel stars as Florence Greenberg.

The musical, using pop hits of the period, was conceived by Floyd Mutrux and is directed by Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony-nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind another jukebox Broadway show, Million Dollar Quartet.

Here's how the show is characterized by the producers: "Before Motown and the British Invasion, Florence Greenberg took the male-dominated music industry by storm, revolutionizing pop music and becoming the most influential and successful female record company president ever. After discovering one of the greatest girl-groups of all time, The Shirelles, at her daughter's high school, Greenberg packed the girls in her car, drove across the George Washington Bridge to New York City, and embarked on a trailblazing journey from New Jersey housewife to record mogul, creating the independent house of hits that was Scepter Records."

Here is a first look at the show:


  Baby It's You! draws on period music — songs made famous by The Shirelles and others. As with the hit Jersey Boys, some theatregoers will recognize the score as the soundtrack of their own lives. Expect such classics as "Dedicated to the One I Love," "Duke of Earl," "He's So Fine," "I Say a Little Prayer," "It's My Party," "Louie Louie," "Mama Said," "Shout," "Sixteen Candles," "Stop in the Name of Love," "Twist and Shout" and many more.

Baby It's You! features a cast of 19 that includes Allan Louis, Geno Henderson, Erica Ash, Kelli Barrett, Kyra DaCosta, Crystal Starr Knighton, Barry Pearl, Christina Sajous, Brandon Uranowitz, Alison Cimmet, Erica Dorfler, Berlando Drake, Adam Heller, Jahi A. Kearse, Annette Moore, Zachary Prince, Ken Robinson and Chelsea Morgan Stock.

Tickets for Baby It's You! range from $48.50-$126.50. For information, visit Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200.

The playing schedule for Baby It's You! is as follows: Monday through Saturday at 8 PM with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM. There will be no 2 PM performance Wednesday, April 27. Beginning May 2, the playing schedule for Baby It's You! is Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

For more information, visit www.babyitsyouonbroadway.com.

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