PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day at Baby It's You! With Kyra Da Costa
By Matthew Blank
Ever wonder about the routine of a Broadway actor on one of those grueling two-performance days? Kyra Da Costa, currently appearing as Beverly in the new musical Baby It's You!, offers Playbill.com readers an exclusive look behind the scenes at a recent day at the theatre.
With digital camera in hand, Da Costa snapped everything from wakeup to post-show autographs and everything in between.
Enjoy a day at Baby It's You! with Kyra Da Costa and company:
Here's how the show is characterized by the producers: "Before Motown and the British Invasion, Florence Greenberg took the male-dominated music industry by storm, revolutionizing pop music and becoming the most influential and successful female record company president ever. After discovering one of the greatest girl-groups of all time, The Shirelles, at her daughter's high school, Greenberg packed the girls in her car, drove across the George Washington Bridge to New York City, and embarked on a trailblazing journey from New Jersey housewife to record mogul, creating the independent house of hits that was Scepter Records."
Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) plays Greenberg, a rare female blossom in the male-dominated record industry of the 1950s and '60s, in the musical conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony Award-nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott (Million Dollar Quartet).
Baby It's You! features a cast of 19 that includes Allan Louis, Geno Henderson, Erica Ash, Kelli Barrett, Kyra DaCosta, Crystal Starr Knighton, Barry Pearl, Christina Sajous, Brandon Uranowitz, Alison Cimmet, Erica Dorfler, Berlando Drake, Adam Heller, Jahi A. Kearse, Annette Moore, Zachary Prince, Ken Robinson and Chelsea Morgan Stock.
The score includes the pop and rock classics "Dedicated to the One I Love," "Duke of Earl," "Soldier Boy," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Shout" and more.
The playing schedule for Broadway's Baby It's You! is Tuesdays at 7 PM, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.
Tickets range from $48.50-$126.50, and available at the Broadhurst Theatre box office (235 W. 44th Street) or at Telecharge.com (212) 239-6200.
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