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Maureen McGovern in Musical 'Little Women' Opens Tuesday-Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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(Maureen McGovern)

LITTLE WOMEN – THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

Starring Maureen McGovern/>/>/> as Marmee

Coming To BROWARD CENTER For 2 Weeks Only

as part of Stanford Broadway in Fort Lauderdale

presented by Florida Theatrical Association

Tickets on Sale Now!!!

Broadway's Dazzling New Family Production

Little Women - The Broadway Musical, the remarkable new Broadway production based on the classic American novel by Louisa May Alcott, is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a limited 2-week engagement. Headlining the tour, direct from Broadway, is recording, concert and theater star Maureen McGovern/>/>/>.

The Broward Center engagement of Little Women - The Broadway Musical, will run March 14 - 26.

Tickets ranging from $24.00 - $67.00 and can be purchased in person at the Broward Center AutoNation Box Office and by phone and internet at 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org, and TicketMaster phones at 954-523-3309 in Broward, 305-358-5885 in Dade, and 561-966-3309 in Palm Beach or at www.ticketmaster.com Tickets are also available through TicketMaster outlets. Orders for groups of 20 or more may be placed by calling the Broward Center at 954-468-3326 or Broadway Across America at 1-800-6GROUPS (647-6877).

Based on Alcott's own family experiences, Little Women - The Broadway Musical, follows the time-honored tale of the March sisters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy – as they grow up in Civil War America. The plot deals with the universal theme of family bonds, and is a vibrant slice of American history. Jo March is the story's heroine, a woman before her time, who worked tirelessly to  forge her own path and achieve her dream of becoming a successful writer.

With its wonderful characters, beautiful songs and powerful plot, Little Women - The Broadway Musical, is capturing the hearts of a new generation and captivating audiences of all ages. Even the critics have noticed. "The show is packing in the 'tweens and telling them in a way that only a musical can to just be true to yourself and don't let anyone stifle your dream," said The New York Times. The New York Sun proclaimed it's "a Broadway musical designed for the whole family!"

Maureen McGovern/>/>/>'s portrayal of Marmee garnered her a Drama Desk Award nomination and glowing reviews on Broadway. "Superb!," said The Wall Street Journal. "Maureen McGovern/>/>/>, with her strong, vibrant singing and glowing maternal warmth, is a lovely Marmee in every way!," praised the Star-Ledger. McGovern previously starred on Broadway in The Pirates of Penzance, Nine and 3 Penny Opera, and in the Broadway national tour of The King and I. Her regional credits include Elegies, Dear World, Letters From 'Nam, The Lion in Winter, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Of Thee I Sing, Let 'Em Eat Cake!, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Guys & Dolls and I Do, I Do. McGovern appeared in the films The Towering Inferno and Airplane! and also in the DreamWorks animated video Joseph: King of Dreams. A two-time Grammy nominee, her 25 recordings include critically-acclaimed tributes to George Gershwin, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Harold Arlen and the Oscar-winning gold record "The Morning After." McGovern's website is www.maureenmcgovern.com

Produced by Ken Gentry, Randall Wreghitt/>/>/> and Dani Davis/>/>/>, Little Women - The Broadway Musical, adapted from the Alcott literary classic, has a book by Allan Knee/>/>/>, music by Jason Howland/>/>/> and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein/>/>/>. The musical is directed by Susan H. Schulman, with choreography by Michael Lichtefeld. 

For additional information, go to www.littlewomenonbroadway.com.

The Fort Lauderdale engagement of Little Women - The Broadway Musical is presented in arrangement with Florida Theatrical Association, a non-profit civic organization with a volunteer board of trustees established to ensure the continued presentation of quality national touring Broadway productions in the state of Florida and is a "Special" offering of Broadway In South Florida.

Broadway Across America (BAA) is the country's most prolific presenting network of 50 North American cities offering first-rate touring Broadway productions and theatrical entertainment. Cities in the BAA network ensure their patrons that they are seeing touring productions of the highest quality in many of the country's top theatrical venues often direct from Broadway or on pre-Broadway tours. Over 300,000 season ticket holders enjoy BAA benefits to over 500 productions each season that include no-fee intercity ticket exchanges privileges, split city season tickets and priority purchase opportunities for additional entertainment events across the country.  Among others, Broadway Across America cities include Chicago, Boston, Houston, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Costa Mesa, Atlanta, Portland, Fort Lauderdale, Baltimore and Tempe.  Recent presentations include WICKED, Disney's THE LION KING, SWEET CHARITY, MOVIN' OUT, HAIRSPRAY, BLUE MAN GROUP, RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR and DORA THE EXPLORER LIVE!  For information or to purchase tickets for touring Broadway shows throughout the network go to www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.

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