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Karen Burthwright

 
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Theatre credits include: Leading Player in Pippin (Nebraska Repertory Theatre - contract cut short during rehearsals due to Covid-19), Shug Avery in The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre, 2020 Merritt Award Best Supporting Actor, The Citadel/RMTC), Paradise Square (Berkeley Rep), Woman 2 in I Love You, ... (read complete bio)
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Karen Burthwright Headshot

Bio:
Theatre credits include: Leading Player in Pippin (Nebraska Repertory Theatre - contract cut short during rehearsals due to Covid-19), Shug Avery in The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre, 2020 Merritt Award Best Supporting Actor, The Citadel/RMTC), Paradise Square (Berkeley Rep), Woman 2 in I Love You, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Ensemble
  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere Berkeley Production, 2019
Ensemble
  [Toronto]
World Premiere Production, 2017
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Ruth
  [Toronto]
Toronto Production, 2004
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere, 2013
Tango Rose

Photos

Kayla Pecchioni, Jacobi Hall, Karen Burthwright Photo

Kayla Pecchioni, Jacobi Hall, Karen Burthwright

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11/09/2021
Jacobi Hall, Chloe Davis, Kayla Pecchioni, Dwayne Clark, Hailee Kaleem Wright, Jay Mc Photo

Jacobi Hall, Chloe Davis, Kayla Pecchioni, Dwayne Clark, Hailee Kaleem Wright, Jay McKenzie, Jamal Christopher Douglas, Karen Burthwright, Sidney Dupont, Joshua Keith

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11/09/2021
Hailee Kaleem Wright (Ensemble), Karen Burthwright (Ensemble), and Sidney Dupont (Wil Photo

Hailee Kaleem Wright (Ensemble), Karen Burthwright (Ensemble), and Sidney Dupont (William Henry Lane); (back row, l to r) Chloé Davis (Ensemble), Sir Brock Warren (Ensemble), Jamal Christopher Douglas (Ensemble), and Jacobi Hall (Ensemble)

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01/07/2019
George Merrick, Karen Burthwright, Mitchell Jarvis and Lindsay Nicole Chambers Photo

George Merrick, Karen Burthwright, Mitchell Jarvis and Lindsay Nicole Chambers

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10/13/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2022
Ensemble

  [San Francisco (Regional)]
World Premiere Berkeley Production, 2019
Ensemble

  [Toronto]
World Premiere Production, 2017
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2012
Ruth

  [Toronto]
Toronto Production, 2004
Ensemble

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere, 2013
Tango Rose

Karen Burthwright Biography

Theatre credits include: Leading Player in Pippin (Nebraska Repertory Theatre - contract cut short during rehearsals due to Covid-19), Shug Avery in The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre, 2020 Merritt Award Best Supporting Actor, The Citadel/RMTC), Paradise Square (Berkeley Rep), Woman 2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (George Street Playhouse), Janet in Play Like A Winner (NYMF 2017). Broadway/Off-Broadway: Soul Sister in Jesus Christ Superstar (2012 Revival), Princess Who Kissed the Frog in Disenchanted US/Dance Captain (Westside Theatre); Chicago: Nickie in Sweet Charity (Writers’ Theatre), Ragtime, The Hot Mikado, and Aida (Drury Lane Oakbrook). Regional/Canada: Sousatzka Swing/Dance Captain (The Elgin Theatre); Cabaret (Cape Playhouse); Brenda in Smokey Joe's Cafe (FST); Soul Sister in Jesus Christ Superstar (La Jolla Playhouse/Stratford Festival). National tours: Featured female vocalist in Dirty Dancing; Dynamite in Hairspray; Lisa in Mamma Mia!






Karen Burthwright News

BROADWAY SESSIONS Bids Adieu To The Laurie Beechman Theatre After 10 Years Photo BROADWAY SESSIONS Bids Adieu To The Laurie Beechman Theatre After 10 Years
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

Broadway Sessions, the beloved long running musical theatre variety show will play its final show at The Laurie Beechman Theatre this coming Thursday evening, June 23rd.

PARADISE SQUARE Cast Members to Join BROADWAY SESSIONS Photo PARADISE SQUARE Cast Members to Join BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Broadway Sessions, the beloved long running musical theatre variety show will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre this coming Thursday evening, May 19th.

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQ Photo VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

PARADISE SQUARE Will Now Resume Performances On Tuesday, April 19 Photo PARADISE SQUARE Will Now Resume Performances On Tuesday, April 19
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022

The new Broadway musical Paradise Square will now resume performances on Tuesday, April 19 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), rather than Saturday, April 16 as previously announced. The change is due to additional COVID cases within the company.

PARADISE SQUARE to Resume Performances on April 16th Photo PARADISE SQUARE to Resume Performances on April 16th
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

After previously announcing that performances would resume on Tuesday, April 12, the original new Broadway musical Paradise Square will definitely resume performances on Saturday, April 16, with performances at 2:00 and 8:00 pm at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). The production, which opened April 3, halted performances on Thursday, April 7 after positive COVID cases were experienced in the company.

Chilina Kennedy Tests Positive For COVID-19; Will Miss Preview Performances of PARADI Photo Chilina Kennedy Tests Positive For COVID-19; Will Miss Preview Performances of PARADISE SQUARE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2022

BroadwayWorld has learned that Paradise Square principal cast member Chilina Kennedy will miss upcoming preview performances of the production due to testing positive for COVID. She is currently set to return on Saturday, April 2.

Meet the Cast of PARADISE SQUARE Photo Meet the Cast of PARADISE SQUARE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Paradise Square begins previews on Broadway tonight, March 15, 2022, ahead of an opening night on April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Learn more about the cast bringing this musical to life on stage here!

PARADISE SQUARE Announces $32 Rush Ticket and Digital Lottery Policy Photo PARADISE SQUARE Announces $32 Rush Ticket and Digital Lottery Policy
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

Paradise Square has announced a rush ticket and digital lottery policy. Find out how to get rush and lotto tickets to the show.

Photos: PARADISE SQUARE Cast Heads to the Barrymore Theatre Ahead of First Preview Photo Photos: PARADISE SQUARE Cast Heads to the Barrymore Theatre Ahead of First Preview
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 8, 2022

The cast of Paradise Square has assembled at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in preparation of the show's first preview on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The musical officially opens on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Complete Casting Announced for PARADISE SQUARE on Broadway Photo Complete Casting Announced for PARADISE SQUARE on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2022

Complete casting has been announced for Paradise Square on Broadway. The production begins rehearsals today in New York City. Previews begin in four weeks on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, prior to opening night on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). 

Karen Burthwright Videos

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQ VideoVIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

VIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE
by BWW Staff - Oct 15, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to 'I'd Be A Soldier' from Paradise Square -which begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022.

VIDEO: First Look at George Street Playhouse's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE VideoVIDEO: First Look at George Street Playhouse's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 24, 2017

Watch the trailer for the fresh, new version of the smash hit musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, on stage now through November 12 at George Street Playhouse on the Cook Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

VIDEO: SOUSATZKA Company and Garth Drabinsky On His 'Comeback'
by Alan Henry - Mar 18, 2017

Check out a new CBC News segment on the comeback of theatrical producer Garth Drabinsky below as he gears up for the opening night of Sousatzka!

STAGE TUBE: DISENCHANTED! Cast Performs Post-Show Pop Medley
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2015

The original 'princess posse' of last fall's sold-out, NY premiere limited engagement of DISENCHANTED! just returned off-Broadway to Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street) for an open-ended run. Below, watch them go 'pitch perfect' after a recent performance with an a cappella medley of some of their favorite pop hits!

BWW TV: Watch the Princess Posse in Action in DISENCHANTED!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2014

The new musical comedy DISENCHANTED! just made its New York premiere at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St. at 9th Avenue). With book, music and lyrics byDennis T. Giacino, DISENCHANTED! is directed by Fiely A. Matias and features musical staging by Matt West (Lestat). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Fairy Tales Get a Makeover in DISENCHANTED!; In Rehearsal with the Cast
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 15, 2014

The new musical comedy DISENCHANTED! will make its New York premiere in a limited 9-week engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St. at 9th Avenue) beginning previews on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Opening night is set for Thursday, December 4, 2014. With book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino, DISENCHANTED! is directed by Fiely A. Matias and features musical staging by Matt West (Lestat). The company met the press earlier this week and you can check out interviews with the cast and a performance sneak peek below!

BWW TV: STORYVILLE Cast Brings A Little Bit of New Orleans to Bryant Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2013

Featured in this week's event was the cast of Storyville (Ernestine Jackson, DC Anderson, Cory Bretsch, Karen Burthwright, Kyle Robert Carter, Demeka Hayes, Michael Leonard James, Leajato Robinson, Clifton Samuels, Christopher Spaulding, Carl Wallnau, Debra Walton, NaTasha Yvette Williams, and Zakiya Young) performing 'Welcome to New Orleans,' 'The Best Is Yet to Come,' and 'Animal Stomp.' Check out highlights below!

Flashback: Farewell JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Takes Final Broadway Bow July 1
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 1, 2012

Following celebrated runs at the Toronto Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, and on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR takes its final Broadway bow tonight, July 1. Upon closing, the show will have played 116 regular performances and 24 preview performances. One of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most famous shows, the Stratford production undeniably had a great run and introduced some exciting new stars to the Great White Way, including Tony nominee Josh Young, Jesus himself Paul Nolan, and Chilina Kennedy. Below, BroadwayWorld revisits the journey of SUPERSTAR!

STAGE TUBE: Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Performs on 'The View'
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2012

Josh Young and the cast of the Tony nominated Broadway musical JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR performed 'Superstar' on ABC's THE VIEW today. Check out the electric performance below!


Karen Burthwright Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Karen Burthwright been in?
Karen Burthwright has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Karen Burthwright been in?
Karen Burthwright has not appeared in the West End