The Alex Theatre in Glendale, California, is hosting a one-night-only concert presentation of Hallelujah, Baby! February 12. Arthur Laurents, Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green’s musical follows the struggles of a black woman in America over a 60-year period of changing race relations.
The show won five 1968 Tony Awards including Best Musical, but has never had a Broadway revival.
Presented by the Musical Theatre Guild of Los Angeles, the performance will star Sharon Catherine Brown as Georgina and Carol Dennis as Momma, supported by MTG members Joe Hart, Damon Kirsche, Kelly Lester, and Natalie Wachen, and guest artists Eric B. Anthony, Trevon Davis, and Anthony Manough.
The 7 PM performance will be directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.
Hallelujah, Baby! tells the story of Georgina, a talented and ambitious African-American woman on a quest to be a performer. The musical debuted on Broadway in 1967 starring Leslie Uggams, who was awarded the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. The score includes “Being Good,” “Now’s the Time,” and “My Own Morning.”
Original cast members Frieda Payne and Robert Hooks are scheduled to attend the performance.
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd in downtown Glendale, California. For tickets, visit AlexTheatre.org or call (818) 243-ALEX.