Renee Elise Goldsberry Is Getting Her Act Together and Taking It on the Road, Starting July 24 at City Center

I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road, the final Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2013 season, plays City Center July 24-27.

Renee Elise Goldsberry
Renee Elise Goldsberry (Photo by Matthew Karas)

Stage and screen star Renee Elise Goldsberry heads the cast in the role of Heather. She is joined by Jason Rabinowitz (Jake), Christina Sajous (Alice), Jennifer Sanchez (Cheryl) and Frederick Weller (Joe).

The production features direction and choreography by Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Chris Fenwick. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director.

I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road, with book and lyrics by Gretchen Cryer and music by Nancy Ford, "created a sensation when it premiered in the late 1970s," according to press notes. "In it, a former pop star ditches the romantic songs of her past and attempts a comeback by performing personal songs that reflect women’s changing roles and attitudes. The show stoked the fires of feminism, not only with its joyous rock score proclaiming empowerment for women, but because of its female songwriting team—a rarity in musical theater then and now."

Goldsberry originated the role of Nettie in The Color Purple and was the last actress to play the role of Mimi in Rent. She has appeared as Nala in the Broadway production of The Lion King, as Kate in David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People and as Silvia in Two Gentlemen of Verona with Shakespeare in the Park. In 2001 Goldsberry starred in the movie "All About You" and co-wrote more than half of the soundtrack, including the title song. She is also a grand prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Her television credits include “Ally McBeal” and the role of attorney Evangeline Williamson on “One Life to Live.” Goldsberry is currently recurring on “The Good Wife” as ASA Geneva Pine.

Performances are July 24-25 at 7:30 PM, July 26 at 8 PM and July 27 at 2 PM and 8 PM. The majority of tickets are $25. All tickets can be purchased online at, by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212, or at the City Center Box Office (West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues).

The cast
The cast (Photo by Matthew Karas)