The Verdict: Critics Review Lauren Pritchard Musical Songbird, Starring Kate Baldwin and Erin Dilly

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Lauren Pritchard Musical Songbird, Starring Kate Baldwin and Erin Dilly Songbird, a play with music by Spring Awakening actress Lauren Pritchard — about dreams, ambition, love and heartbreak — officially opened Oct. 28 at Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters. Playbill.com will continue to update reviews as they are published.
The cast of <i>Songbird</i>
The cast of Songbird Photo by Jenny Anderson

Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin and Erin Dilly star in Songbird, written by Michael Kimmel with music and lyrics by Pritchard (Spring Awakening). Directed by JV Mercanti, the limited engagement continues through Nov. 29.

Performances began Oct. 20 as part of 59E59 Theatres' 5A Season.

The critics have begin filing their reviews. 

The New York Times

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The cast also includes Ephie Aardema (Parade concert at Lincoln Center), Adam Cochran (The Last Goodbye at The Old Globe), Don Guillory (Stickfly), Drew McVety (The Last Ship, Sunday in the Park with George), Eric William Morris (Coram Boy, Mamma Mia!), Kacie Sheik (Hair), Tony nominee Bob Stillman (Dirty Blond, Grey Gardens) and Andy Taylor (Once, On The Twentieth Century). 

Here's how Songbird is billed: "Dreams, ambition, love, and heartbreak. Songbird is a striking new show about a fading country star coming home to Nashville. After many years away, Tammy returns to the Honky Tonk that launched her music career to help the son she abandoned launch his own. But with jealousy and self-destruction (along with copious amounts of whiskey) fueling this homecoming, will Tammy’s arrival do more harm than good?"

Read: "It's Revving Up" — The Next Generation of Female Songwriters Share Their Hopes for the Future, featuring an exclusive interview with Pritchard.

The Off-Broadway run is produced by Allison Bressi and Diana Buckhantz by special association with Less Than Rent Theatre.

The design team includes Kris Kukul (music director), Jason Sherwood (scenic design), Aaron Porter (lighting design), Mark Koss (costume design) and Justin Stasiw (sound design). The production stage manager is Rose Riccardi.

Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit 59e59.org.

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