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STAGE TUBE: Backstage with THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN's Beth Malone and More

By: Sep. 29, 2014
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The world premiere of a new version of the Meredith Willson musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, is open at the Denver Center Theatre Company. Host of "In Focus", Eden Lane learns about the project from the creative team Dick Scanlan and the Director/Choreographer Kathleen Marshall. Beth Malone (Molly Brown) and Burke Moses (J.J. Brown) tell Eden about creating this new look at their characters. Click below to watch the interviews!

Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production features a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcases never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter (Violet). It is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes).

Colorado native Beth Malone stars as the feisty Molly Brown. Burke Moses returns to Denver to play JJ Brown. The company also features David Abeles (Erich), Cameron Adams (Maureen), Whitney Bashor (Julia), Karl Josef Co(Hitchens), Jesmille Darbouze (Maude), Donna English (Baby Doe), Alex Finke (Kit), Jason Lee Garrett (Swing), Constantine Germancos (Vincenzo), Patty Goble (Mrs. Sneed-Hill, Miss Lydia), Gregg Goodbrod (Kenneth B. Chapman), Michael Halling (Doc Morris, Fred), John Hickok (Tabor), Kristie Kerwin (Swing), Omar Lopez-Cepero(Larry), Stephanie Martignetti (Ensemble), Paolo Montalban (Arthur), Linda Mugleston (Mary Nevin), Keven Quillon(William) and John Scherer (Father Robinson).

The all-star creative team includes: Scenic Design by Derek McLane (Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, The Heiress), Costume Design by Paul Tazewell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Memphis), Lighting Design by Donald Holder (The Bridges of Madison County, Golden Boy), Sound Design byCraig Breitenbach (Just Like Us, Sense & Sensibility the Musical), Music Director and Vocal and Incidental Arrangements by Michael Rafter (Violet, Sweet Charity Broadway Revival), Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA (Cabaret, Violet) and Stephen Kopel, CSA (Violet, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical) and Production Stage Manager Stephen R. Gruse (Bullets Over Broadway, Pippin).

THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN will open the 2014/15 DCTC season, running through October 26, 2014 (opening tonight, September 19) in the Stage Theatre.


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