Amas Musical Theatre To Present WITH LOVE, MARILYN One-Night Only

Amas Musical Theatre To Present WITH LOVE, MARILYN One-Night OnlyAmas Musical Theatre in celebration of its 50th season, will present With Love, Marilyn, a one-woman musical tribute to Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic romantic ingenues written by and starring Erin Sullivan. Co-written and directed by Stephanie Rosenberg, this one-night only special cabaret event, part of the "Dare to Be Different" series, will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 8:00pm at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). For reservations, please email boxoffice@amasmusical.org or call 212-563-2565.

In this intimate behind-the-scenes evening, we are transported back in time to that 'what if' dress rehearsal, as Marilyn Monroe prepares to entertain you. Audiences will fall in love all over again with Marilyn, watching Sullivan's tribute portrayal of the famed sex goddess you know and love, performing classic songs such as "I Wanna Be Loved By You," "My Heart Belongs To Daddy," and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend," accompanied by a three-piece band led by Musical Director Garrett Taylor with newly orchestrated arrangements by one of Broadway's finest musical directors Henry Aronson (Rock of Ages, Tommy).

For 50 years, Amas has been a pioneer in multi-ethnic casting and has been devoted to the creation, development and professional production of new American musicals through the celebration of diversity and minority perspectives, and the emergence of new artistic talent," "We want to continue to present this series featuring new musicals and special one-night events that explore the stories of people who dare to be different and to give our audiences the chance to get in at the ground floor in the development process of our talented artists in an intimate and up-close and personal setting."

Tickets for With Love, Marilyn are priced at $25 (Amas member) and $40 (non-member) and may be purchased online at www.amasmusical.org, or by phone at (212) 563-2565. Tickets will also be available at the A.R.T./New York Theatres Box Office (502 West 53rd Street @ 10th Ave. & 53 St.) one (1) hour before curtain. Tickets are tax-deductible.

For information about upcoming events part of the Amas 50th Anniversary Celebration, please visit amasmusical.org.

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Erin Sullivan (Co-Author/Marilyn Monroe) built her career playing the favorite blonde bombshells of the musical theatre repertoire. Most recently she developed and originated the role of Marilyn Monroe in a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright Mark Medoff Marilee and Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess, which premiered at the Rio Theatre in Las Cruces, NM. Sullivan performed around the country in the National Tours of Hairspray as Amber Von Tussle in over 300 performances, as Frenchy in Grease and in The Wedding Singer and Shrek. She recently appeared in the developmental lab of a new musical Hazel: A Maid in America, directed by Lucie Arnaz and choreographed by Chet Walker. In 2014, she released her first book "Theatrical Baggage: A manual, workbook, and bible on how to survive a National Tour and Other Gigs." In the book, she imparts her expertise regarding life on the road to the actors of the next generation and is available on Amazon.com and at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts bookstore. Sullivan attended the esteemed American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

Stephanie Rosenberg (Director/Co-Author) is a Tony nominated producer. Co-producer: MoulinRouge, Anastasia, On the Town, Matilda. Album Executive Producer: The Color Purple (Grammy winner). She is the founder of The Empress Productions, LLC. Stephanie has a B.F.A. in Theater from Adelphi University and is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. She is also the 2012 Fredric B. Vogel Scholar of the Commercial Theater Institute's (CTI) 14-week program. TheEmpressProductions.com

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) now in its 50th year of continuous operation is New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968. Amas ("you love" in Latin) is devoted to the creation, development and professional production of new American musicals through the celebration of diversity and minority perspectives, the emergence of new artistic talent, and the training and encouragement of underserved young people in the New York area. In recent years, Amas has emerged as a leading not-for-profit laboratory for new musicals, the most recent being Broadway and the Bard, starring Len Cariou and Red Eye of Love, which was awarded the Joseph A. Callaway Award for Outstanding Choreography. Its production of The Other Josh Cohen received six 2013 Drama Desk nominations including Outstanding Musical, a 2013 Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Musical, and a 2013 Off-Broadway Alliance nomination for Best New Musical. Other shows that Amas has developed include A Taste of Chocolate, Triassic Parq, The Countess of Storyville, Distant Thunder, Marry Harry, Me and Miss Monroe, Aesop & Company, Signs of Life, Wanda's World, Shout! The Mod Musical, Lone Star Love, >From My Hometown, Zanna, Don't!, 4 Guys Named Jose and Stormy Weather: Reimagining Lena Horne. Amas education programs include the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, Lens on Live Theatre and in-school theatre arts residencies designed in partnership with elementary, middle, and high schools.

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