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Based on the novel Madame Sousatzka by Bernice Rubens, and set in London, England in 1982, SOUSATZKA tells the story of a young musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee, and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else put the boy’s destiny in jeopardy.

SOUSATZKA features a compelling fusion of South African, Eastern European, Classical, Jazz and Contemporary music. It is emotional, humorous, exhilarating and full of hope, and deals with some of the most profound social and political issues confronting our lives today.

GARTH DRABINSKY‘s production of SOUSATZKA is a new musical by three-time Tony Award nominee CRAIG LUCAS (Book) and the legendary composing team of Tony Award winner RICHARD MALTBY, JR. (Lyrics) and Academy Award® winner DAVID SHIRE (Music). The show is choreographed by ten-time Tony Award nominee GRACIELA DANIELE and directed by ADRIAN NOBLE. SOUSATZKA stars Tony Award winner VICTORIA CLARK, Tony Award nominee MONTEGO GLOVER, Tony Award winner JUDY KAYE, and features the Broadway debut of JORDAN BARROW.


VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Victoria Clark, Jordan Barrow and More in Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA!VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Victoria Clark, Jordan Barrow and More in Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA!
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2017

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of Sousatzka, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, is currently in previews in Toronto for an opening on March 23, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below! (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Tonight in TorontoBroadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Tonight in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2017

The world premiere engagement of Sousatzka, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins previews in Toronto tonight, February 25, with opening night set for March 23, 2017. (more...)

SOUSATZKA Producer Garth Drabinsky Seeks to Bypass OSC Penalties in Fraud CaseSOUSATZKA Producer Garth Drabinsky Seeks to Bypass OSC Penalties in Fraud Case
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2017

Producer Garth Drabinsky, who has admitted to and served time in Canada for his part in a fraud at the now-defunct Livent production company, has just begun hearings with the Ontario Securities Commission. (more...)

Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in TorontoBroadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of Sousatzka, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

SOUSATZKA Producer Dodges Tough Questions About Shady Past at Press EventSOUSATZKA Producer Dodges Tough Questions About Shady Past at Press Event
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2016

The Daily Globe and Mail reports that, at a recent press event producer Garth Drabinsky tried hard to downplay his questionable past and convince the press that he 'still had the magic' while introducing a selection of musical numbers numbers from his latest endeavor Sousatzka. (more...)

Photos and Video: Sneak Peek - Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Hits the Rehearsal Studio in TorontoPhotos and Video: Sneak Peek - Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Hits the Rehearsal Studio in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2016

Keith Tomasek, a blogger from Ontario, Canada, was recently invited to an open rehearsal for Garth Drabinsky's Broadway-bound Sousatzka, where he captured some great backstage moments and previews from the event. (more...)

First Listen: Tracks Released from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKAFirst Listen: Tracks Released from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2016

Can't wait until 2017 to get a taste of the Broadway-bound Sousatzka? Wait no more, because several tracks have been released on the show's official website. Click here to check out, 'Rainbow Nation,' 'Let Go,' 'So Sing,' and  'Shibhambu.' (more...)