'Pearl Hart' Musical Plays Extra Performance, 6/20

The producers of The Legend of Pearl Hart, the new musical about the life and exploits of Pearl Taylor Hart, have added a performance on Tuesday, June 20th at 7:30pm.

The Legend of Pearl Hart is a new musical about the life and exploits of Pearl Taylor Hart, the "Famous Female Arizona Bandit." It began performances on June 9th and runs through June 24th at TBG Arts Center (West 36th Street, on the fourth floor, west of Eighth Avenue).

The musical, which is presented by LCO Productions, features a book and lyrics by Cathy Chamberlain, and music by Rich Look. It is directed by Lea Orth, with choreography by Jim Osorno.

The show stars Laurie Gamache (A Chorus Line), Trip Pylmale (The Robber Bridegroom), George Riddle (The Fantasticks), Keith Krutchoff, and in the title role, Catherine Hesse.

The Legend of Pearl Hart "chronicles the exploits of Pearl Taylor Hart, a young Canadian woman who, in the 1890's, became famous when she robbed a stage-coach. The resulting press coverage dubbed her 'The Daring Arizona Female Bandit' and made Pearl an overnight media sensation. In her growing fame and notoriety, she attracted the constant scrutiny of the law, male admirers and interest from the suffragette movement which included a jailhouse visit from Emma Goldman," according to press notes. Songs include "Colombian Exposition Midway March," "Just a Cowboy," "New Girl in Town," and "Newspaper Quote."

The musical, which also features Angie Blocher, Rob Laqui, Arthur Lundquist, Darc Miller, Judith Polson, Stephanie Schweizer, Tyler W. Smith, Natasha Soto Albors,
Michael Shane Ellis, Dax Valdes, John Rice and Bradley P. Staubes, includes arrangements and musical direction by David Jackson.

The design team includes costumes by Amy Kitzhaber, sets by Darrell Keister, and lighting by Amith Chandrashaker. Additional vocal arrangements are by Howard Johnson and the assistant music director is Steve Cohen.

The Legend of Pearl Hart runs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm and Saturdays at 2pm and 8:00 pm June 9th through June 24th. Tickets are $18.00 and $15.00 with student ID. TDF is accepted. For reservations, visit www.smarttix.com or call (212) 868-4444.

For more information, visit www.legendofpearlhart.com.

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