Lindsay Mendez to Open Theatre West's Broadway in Concert Series
Theatre West's acclaimed Broadway in Concert series returns for the company's 65th anniversary season with an exciting line-up of stars from the Great White Way!
Opening the series at the intimate Beverly O'Neill Theatre at Long Beach Convention Center, is Broadway's Lindsay Mendez, (Wicked Godspell, Grease, Dogfight and upcoming Broadway revival of Carousel), in Back from Broadway on Sunday, December 17, 7pm.
The series continues with cast members from Broadway and film productions of Jersey Boys' Joseph Leo Bwaire, Quinn VanAntwerp, Michael Lomenda, and John Edwards in Oh What a Night (Saturday, February 3, 2018; and Los Angeles and San Francisco's own Wicked Elphaba, Eden Espinosa, Saturday, March 31, 2018.
All performances are at 7pm. Season tickets are now on sale, with prices ranging from $50-$120. For tickets, go to www.musical.org, at the Musical Theatre West Box Office, or by calling 562-856-1999 x4.
Broadway's most beloved shows have two things in common - fantastic music and Lindsay Mendez. As Elphaba in Broadway's 10th anniversary production of Wicked, she soared. In the 2011 revival of Godspell, she had audiences screaming amen for her show-shopping performance of "Bless the Lord" and as Jan in the 2007 revival of Grease, she proved the Pink Ladies are still the ones that we want! While her performances in Everyday Rapture and Significant Other, captivated critics, it was her role as Rose Fenny in Off-Broadway's 2013 production of Dogfight, that she shined brightest, earning a nomination for the 2013 Drama League Award (for "Distinguished Performance"), and the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for "Outstanding Actress in a Musical." Mendez returns to Broadway this Spring as Carrie Pipperidge in the revival of Carousel, but before then, experience this rare west coast performance.
Tickets for the Broadway in Concert series are on sale now. Tickets range from $50-$120. Tickets are available at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office, online at www.musical.org.