Carry It On, with Maureen McGovern, to Play the Geva Theatre Center

By Andrew Gans
July 27, 2010

Singer, actress and award-winning recording artist Maureen McGovern will star in Carry It On: A Personal Story Through the Songs of a Generation this fall at the Geva Theatre Center.



An extended theatrical version of her acclaimed concert act A Long and Winding Road, Carry It On will play the Rochester, NY, venue Oct. 12-Nov. 14.

Carry It On: A Personal Story Through the Songs of a Generation was penned by McGovern and Philip Himberg, who directs. Musical director is Jeffrey Harris.

"From her early days as a folk singer in the late 60’s, to her Oscar-winning gold records as the 'Disaster Theme Queen,' Broadway and recording star Maureen McGovern performs a moving musical memoir that chronicles a generation," according to press notes. "Songs by the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and others are given a fresh rendition against the backdrop of her very personal story."

Maureen McGovern's performing credits are numerous and varied. She appeared on Broadway in Little Women, Nine, The Pirates of Penzance and The Threepenny Opera, and her many recordings include the Grammy nominated "The Pleasure of His Company" and the Academy Award-winning song "The Morning After." She was also seen in the films "The Towering Inferno," "Airplane!" and "The Cure for Boredom," and she appeared at the Sundance Theatre in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Jerry Herman's Dear World.

Single tickets will go on sale Aug. 4.

Geva Theatre Center is located at 75 Woodbury Blvd. in Rochester, NY. For tickets call (585) 232-1366 or visit www.gevatheatre.org.