Cast Announced for BOTH SIDES NOW: JONI MITCHELL AND LEONARD COHEN at Signature Theatre

Both Sides Now runs November 1 – 13, 2022.

By: Sep. 15, 2022
Cast Announced for BOTH SIDES NOW: JONI MITCHELL AND LEONARD COHEN at Signature Theatre
Cast Announced for BOTH SIDES NOW: JONI MITCHELL AND LEONARD COHEN at Signature Theatre

Robbie Schaefer (Signature's Light Years, Blowin' in the Wind) and Danielle Wertz (The Kennedy Center, Blues Alley Jazz) will perform in Signature Theatre's Both Sides Now: Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, its upcoming cabaret dedicated to the music of longtime friends and one-time lovers Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.

Robbie Schaefer is the guitarist and songwriter for the indie folk band Eddie From Ohio and wrote the book, music and lyrics for Light Years which premiered at Signature Theatre in 2018. As a solo performer, Robbie has shared the stage with Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz and Josh Groban, among others. Danielle Wertz is an Oakland-based artist quickly gaining recognition as one of the Bay Area's most in-demand jazz vocalists. A DC-area native, Danielle has headlined performances at The Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The DC Jazz Festival, and The Carlyle Club, among others.

Signature's Director of Cabarets, Mark G. Meadows said "I'm excited for Signature audiences to experience the intimate musicality and the deeply personal connection Robbie Schaefer and Danielle Wertz have with the music of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. I know both of these incredible artists well, and you all are in store for a treat."

Tickets for Both Sides Now, November 1 - 13, 2022, are priced at $38 and now on sale. For more information, visit


Robbie Schaefer SIGNATURE: Light Years. REGIONAL: Actors Co-op Theatre Company: Gulf View Drive. PLAYWRIGHT: Light Years, The Blue Poppy. TV/FILM: Burst The Silence (prev. Light Years). ALBUMS/RECORDINGS: Sounds Like Home, Ruby, Strange and Lovely World, In the Flesh, This Is Me (Eddie From Ohio), Quick (Eddie From Ohio), others. RADIO: SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Music Director and On-Air talent, Kids Place Live. NON-PROFIT: OneVoice, Founder and President. EDUCATION: James Madison University; Pluralistic Rabbinical Seminary; Life. 

Danielle Wertz NATIONAL: SFJAZZ Center (CA), The Arsht Center (FL), Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club (CO), Sharp Nine Gallery (NC), Sam First (CA), The Jazz Station (OR), Rudy's Jazz Room (TN). INTERNATIONAL: Russia: St. Petersburg Jazz Philharmonic Hall. NEW YORK: Rockwood Music Hall, Soapbox Gallery. DC AREA: Kennedy Center, Blues Alley Jazz, Olney Theatre Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Twins Jazz, The Mansion at Strathmore, Bethesda Blues and Jazz. AWARDS: Washington Women in Jazz Festival Young Artist Competition Winner, 2012; Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition Semi-Finalist, 2015; Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition runner-up, 2017. #4 on Capital Bop's "Best DC Jazz Albums of 2017." EDUCATION: University of Miami, Frost School of Music: Studio Music and Jazz Vocal Performance. @daniellewertzmusic


Signature Theatre is a Tony Award®-winning regional theater that broadens and brightens the region's cultural landscape with its bold productions of challenging new and established works and engaging education and outreach programs. Founded in 1989 by Eric Schaeffer and Donna Migliaccio, and currently under the leadership of Managing Director Maggie Boland and Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, musical theater is Signature's "signature," and the Theatre is renowned for its definitive Sondheim productions, inventive adaptations of overlooked or forgotten works, and investment in fresh new projects. Signature combines Broadway-caliber productions with intimate playing spaces and aims to be a leading force in U.S. musical theater. 

Since its inception, the Theatre has produced 60 world premiere works-including 19 new musical commissions. Signature opens its doors to more than 100,000 people annually from the Washington, DC region and beyond and reaches more than 10,000 students every year through its innovative education programs, including the award-winning initiative Signature in the Schools. Signature has won 134 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in the Washington, DC region's professional theater and has been honored with 452 nominations.