Based on Steel Magnolias playwright Robert Harling's 1991 film comedy about the on and off-set drama of a popular daytime soap opera, the new musical adaptation has lyrics by Drewe and a score by Stiles. The writers contributed additional material to Mary Poppins and are also the songwriters of Betty Blue Eyes and Honk!
Harling is the musical's book writer. Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Rob Ashford (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Finding Neverland, Thoroughly Modern Millie) is helming the New York City workshops.
In a previous interview with Playbill.com, Harling said, "We will need one of the biggest musical comedy stars to play the central role," and it looks like he found her. Chenoweth (Wicked; Promises, Promises) is cast as "The Sun Also Sets" star Celeste Talbott, with Krakowski ("30 Rock," Grand Hotel) as devious cast member Montana Moorehead.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You