PHOTO CALL: Tory Ross Stars in Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical
27 Feb 2012
Tory Ross plays the title role in Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical at Ohio's Human Race Theatre. Based on the life of the late entertainer, Tenderly was penned by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman.
"Everything appealed to us about the potential work," say Vogt and Friedman, "from Rosie’s amazing personal story and her journey through very difficult times followed by a wonderful comeback – to the beautiful music that became her signature songs as an artist – to the fact that her roots are right here in Ohio and Kentucky. She faced many, many difficult times, some very heartbreaking, but she rose above it all and came out a winner. Her life is a lesson in overcoming obstacles and still being grateful, hopeful, and full of life."
Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical is the 22nd show The Human Race Theatre Company has produced for the Victoria Theatre Association’s Broadway Series. It is an intimate two-actor play starring Ross as Rosemary Clooney and Scott Stoney as The Doctor, Friends and Family of Rosemary, and is directed by Kevin Moore.
For tickets call Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630, 888-228-3630, online at www.ticketcenterstage.com or visit the Box Office in person, located in the Wintergarden of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.