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A Class Act, one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, returns to NYC for the first time since its Broadway debut! Nominated for 5 Tony Awards!
Ed Kleban, the Tony Award winning lyricist of A Chorus Line and one of the unsung champions of Broadway, returns to his own memorial service to set the record straight in this vibrant musical about musicals. A colorful gallery of friends and loved ones in Ed’s life including the relentlessly peppy Marvin Hamlisch and stage wizard Michael Bennett all appear to celebrate Ed’s life, loves, and legacy. Songs include: “Better,” “Paris Through The Window,” and “The Next Best Thing To Love.”
A Class Act is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.
"Hope, after all, is something that real musical theater, like A Class Act does best." — The New York Times
Lagniappes: Preshow/Post-show Events
Lagniappes- From the French, meaning "bonus" or "extra." The J2 Spotlight will be hosting a series of preshow or post-show talkbacks, Q&As, panels, etc that will fall under the title of Lagniappe.
A CLASS ACT LAGNIAPPES:
9/19- Behind The Curtain: A Post-Show Talk Back with the cast and creatives of A Class Act. Moderator: Associate Artistic Director Benjamin Nissen.
9/20, 2:00pm: The Story of A Class Act: Ed Kleban, lyricist of A Chorus Line, literally 'willed' this biographical musical. This talk will be presented by Executive Producer and Co-Founder Jim Jimirro.
9/24, 6:30pm- The Life of Ed Kleban: Family, friends, and colleagues of Ed Kleban will be present to explore Kleban’s work and desire to change the future of the American musical. Panelists will be announced soon.
9/26- Behind The Curtain: A Post-Show Talk Back with the cast and creatives of A Class Act. Moderator: Associate Artistic Director Benjamin Nissen.
Authors: Linda Kline & Lonny Price
Music & Lyrics: Ed Kleban
Director: Robert W. Schneider
Choreographer: Sam Hay
Producer: The J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company
Press Agent: Richard Hillman Public Relations