Southern Comfort 2016

Run Time:
Two hours, with one intermission
Opened: March 7, 2016
Closing: March 27, 2016

Southern Comfort - 2016 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Anspacher Theatre
425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place & 4th St) New York, NY

Based on Kate Davis' 2001 Sundance Award-winning documentary, SOUTHERN COMFORT is a courageous, heart-soaring musical that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. Winner of the prestigious Jonathan Larson Award, this folk and bluegrass-inspired musical is a celebration of redefining family and choosing love over every obstacle.

Annette O'Toole and Jeff McCarthy will reprise their roles as Robert Eads and Lola Cola, respectively, along with Lizzie Hagstedt (Storyteller Musician, Bass); Jeffrey Kuhn (Jackson); Elizabeth Ward Land (Storyteller Musician, Djembe); David M. Lutken (Storyteller Musician, Guitar); Morgan Morse (Musician); Robin Skye (Melanie); and Joel Waggoner (Storyteller Musician, Violin). Donnie Cianciotto and Aneesh Sheth complete the cast of SOUTHERN COMFORT after an open call to the transgender community and a nationwide search for submissions.


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BWW Review: Transgender-Themed SOUTHERN COMFORT, Another Groundbreaking Musical at The Public
by Michael Dale - March 14, 2016


Annette O'Toole gives an outstanding performance in a musical based on Kate Davis' documentary.

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of SOUTHERN COMFORT!
by Jennifer Broski - March 9, 2016


The Public Theater presents the new musical Southern Comfort, the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia,  directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis. Southern Comfort features book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, choreography by Ryan Kasprzak, and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. The new musical will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater. Check out photos from opening night below!

SOUTHERN COMFORT, Musical Tale of Transgender Friends in Rural Georgia, Starts Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2016


The Public Theater presents the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews tonight, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. 

The Public Slates Talk Backs, Speakers and More for New Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2016


A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin previews for the new musical Southern Comfort, the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia, on Tuesday, February 23. As an ongoing advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, The Public has also announced a variety of Talk Backs, Audience Conversations, and Speaker Series discussions focusing on the larger themes of Southern Comfort.

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Southern Comfort - 2016 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2016 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Annette O'Toole
2016 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Annette O'Toole
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical Southern Comfort
2016 The Lortels Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Jeffrey Kuhn
2016 The Lortels Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical Annette O'Toole

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