Report: Dare Her—Eartha Kitt to Star in Life-Story Stage Musical

News   Report: Dare Her—Eartha Kitt to Star in Life-Story Stage Musical
Eartha Kitt, who received a Tony Award nomination for her work in The Wild Party, is currently working on a stage musical about her life.
Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt

Variety reports that NETworks, which presented the actress in the recent Cinderella tour, is developing the show. Currently titled Dare Me, the project will workshop at small venues before arriving in New York. A presentation of the show is expected in March. The creative team for Dare Me includes Charles-Randolph Wright (director), Nona Hendryx (composer), Ken Robertson (choreographer) and Darryl Waters (musical director). The Kitt life story will feature several of her hit songs — "Santa Baby," "C'est Si Bon" — as well as reminiscences about her relationships with Sidney Poitier, Orson Welles, James Dean and other luminaries.

A world-renowned concert artist and actress, Eartha Kitt has appeared on Broadway in Bal Negre, Leonard Silliman's New Faces of 1952, Mrs. Patterson, Shinbone Alley, Jolly's Progress, Timbuktu! and The Wild Party. She received her first Tony nomination for her performance in Timbuktu!, and she starred on the West End stage in a production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies. Kitt's screen credits are numerous, including the 1965 drama "I Spy," for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award. Her autobiography is entitled "I'm Still Here: Confessions of a Sex Kitten."

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