Beth Malone to Take on Title Role in DCTC's THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, Beg. 9/12; Kathleen Marshall Directs
Beth Malone, a Parker native, has been selected for the coveted title role in the "refreshed" launch of the famous Broadway musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, beginning at the Denver Center Theatre Company (DCTC) on Sept. 12. The staging is helmed by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall and written by three-time Tony nominee Dick Scanlan.
When she was just 16 years old, Malone landed her (first) dream job - as a hostess at the Country Dinner Playhouse. Two years later, she was starring there in Baby. She made her Denver Center debut that same year at age 18 as the understudy to Mary Louise Lee - now the First Lady of Denver - in Beehive. Malone then made her debut with the Denver Center Theatre Company in 1993 in the world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Bon Voyage, a musical adaptation of Noel Coward's Sail Away directed by Bruce K. Sevy. She went on to make her name performing on stages all over Colorado from the Crystal Palace to Theatre Aspen to the Arvada Center, where she played the narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for five years running. Malone made her Broadway debut in 2006 originating the role of June Carter Cash in Ring of Fire and was recently seen Off-Broadway at the Public Theatre in the acclaimed musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's autobiographical graphic novel, Fun Home.
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN will open the 2014/15 DCTC season, running September 12 - October 26, 2014 (opening September 19) in the Stage Theatre. The play was a huge hit with audiences at the 2009 Colorado New Play Summit where it was workshopped under Kathleen Marshall's direction.
Additional events surrounding the production will be announced in conjunction with Denver's Molly Brown House Museum and History Colorado.
THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN with lyrics and music by Meredith Willson. Additional lyrics and book by Dick Scanlan. Based on the original book by Richard Morris. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.
The full casting for THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN will be announced at a later time.
Performance Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances at 6:30pm; Friday and Saturday evening performances at 7:30pm; and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30pm. No children under four admitted.
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About the Denver Center Theatre Company: The Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company, helmed by Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson, is currently in its 35th season of offering classic, contemporary and new works to the American West. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit organization. Visit the website at www.denvercenter.org.