Photo Flash: 'Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?' At Triad

March 23
2:56 PM 2009

Told through 24 songs and actual first-hand accounts, the new musical revue----"Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?" Songs and Stories from The Great Depression will open Sunday, March 8th (3PM) at Off-Broadway's Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street ~ between Broadway & Columbus Avenue). Conceived and staged by Bill Daugherty, this musical time capsule is produced by Thoroughbred Records and Max Weintraub. Preview performances begin March 6th (7PM) & March 7th (3PM) This engagement will run through June 14th.

"Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?" Songs and Stories from The Great Depression will take the audience on a heartfelt journey from pre-crash mania through to the plight of the Dustbowl "Okies," the folks who rode the rails in search of work, letters to Mrs. Roosevelt and then the eventual recovery of our nation. A timely subject, the revue paints the emotions of a country in economic turmoil and how the music of Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley reflected the commonality of Americans and asked us to look toward better times.

The production features Bill Daugherty, Alexander Elisa, Christina Morrell, Jennafer Newberry, Deborah Tranelli and Morgan West. Doyle Newmyer serves as musical director with John Loehrke on bass and Spiff Wiegand on guitar. Theater audiences may remember members of this creative team from the critically acclaimed, long running When the Lights Go On Again which set box office records Off-Broadway and Broadway - Our Way which was held over for six months to sold-out houses.

Starting on March 6th, "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime will play the following schedule at The Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street ~ between Broadway & Columbus Avenue): Fridays at 7PM, Saturdays & Sundays at 3PM. Tickets are $45. For tickets and reservations call TheaterMania (212) 352-3101 or online

Photo credit: Ben Strothmann

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