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Photos: Amas Musical Theatre's TEA FOR THREE Celebrates Opening

Amas Musical Theatre presents the New York premiere of TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty starring Elaine Bromka, written by Drama Desk and Lortel Award nominee Eric H. Weinberger with Ms. Bromka and directed by Byam Stevens. Tea For Three celebrated its opening on Monday, June 3 and will run through June 29, 2013 at The 30th Street Theatre (259 West 30 Street). Below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivites!

Emmy Award-winning actress Elaine Bromka takes on three women who suddenly found themselves celebrities in politically tumultuous times: Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. TEA FOR THREE offers a witty, intimate and thought-provoking perspective on the politics of love, devotion, and first ladydom, revealing the personal cost of what Mrs. Nixon called the "hardest unpaid job in the world." Ms. Bromka has over thirty years' experience in film, television, Broadway, and off-Broadway. She appeared as the mom in Uncle Buck with John Candy, as Stella on "Days of our Lives," and on "E.R.," "The Sopranos," and "Law and Order." She received a New England Emmy for her work in "Catch a Rainbow."

The inspiration for Tea for Three came about when Bromka starred opposite Rich Little in The Presidents, which she performed across the country and on PBS. Called upon to impersonate eight First Ladies, she ended up spending months poring over videotapes of the women. Studying nuances of their body language and speech patterns to explore psychologically why they moved and spoke as they did, she became more and more drawn in by their personalities. Her collaborator, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominee Eric H. Weinberger, is the author of several Off-Broadway plays, including Wanda's World and Class Mothers '68. He and Bromka zeroed in on the three women, linking their stories by revealing each one at the threshold moment of the end of her time in the White House.

TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty, starring Elaine Bromka; written by Eric H. Weinberger with Elaine Bromka, is directed by Byam Stevens and presented by Amas Musical Theatre. The show runs through June 29th. Performances schedule Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM; Matinees Wednesday & Saturday at 2PM; Sunday at 3PM. Added Performances: Friday, May 31 at 2PM, Monday, June 3 at 7PM; NO SHOW: June 8 at 8PM. Runs for 80 mins, no intermission. All performances play The 30th Street Theatre is located at 259 West 30th Street, NYC (between 7th and 8th). Tickets are $25 through June 3/ $45 from June 4 - June 29. Tickets are available at teaforthree.com or by calling (212) 868-4444.


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