Charm

$30-$99

When Mama Darleena Andrews-- a 67-year-old, black, transgender woman -- takes it upon herself to teach an etiquette class at Chicago's LGBTQ community center, the idealistic teachings of Emily Post clash with the very real life challenges of identity, poverty and prejudice faced by her students. Inspired by the true story of Miss Gloria Allen and her work at Chicago's Center on Halsted, Philip Dawkins' CHARM asks - how do we lift each other up when the world wants to tear us down?

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Running Time: Two hours with one intermission

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by Michael Dale - October 1, 2017
The beloved and classic premise of an idealistic teacher determined to reach out and help a classroom full of troubled and disrespectful students ('Up The Down Staircase,' 'To Sir, With Love') gets a fresh and surprising variation in Philip Dawkins' terrific new comedy/drama, Charm.
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2017
MCC Theater has announced the extension by popular demand of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm - inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen.
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2017
First Lady Chirlane McCray and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor and Director of the Mayor's Office of Strategic Partnerships, announced today a partnership between the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and MCC Theater during its 2017/18 season to increase access to arts and culture to at-risk youth. Gracie Mansion hosted the launch event on Wednesday, September 20th, featuring a performance of selected scenes from the Off-Broadway production of Charm, followed by a youth-focused panel discussion. Scroll down for photos!
by Jennifer Broski - September 19, 2017
MCC Theater launches its 2017-18 season with the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm- inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen. Charm is a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins and will be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Will Davis. Charm opened last night, September 18, at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night below!
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2017
MCC Theater launches its 2017-18 season with the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm- inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen. Charm is a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins and will be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Will Davis. Charm opens tonight, September 18, at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street).
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2017
MCC Theater presents the first show of its upcoming 2017-18 season: the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm-inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen.
by Danielle Ashley - August 8, 2017
MCC Theater will launch its 2017-18 season with the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm- inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen.
by TV - Press Previews - August 8, 2017
MCC Theater will launch its 2017-18 season with the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm- inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen.
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2017
MCC Theater will launch its 2017-18 season with the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm-inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen.
by BWW News Desk - July 13, 2017
MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its upcoming 2017-18 season: the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm-inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen.