This fall, Proctors is set to host the world premiere of a new original musical about sexual harassment in Hollywood called “The Right Girl.”
With music by 12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren and choreography by Tony Award-winning Susan Stroman, the show follows Eleanor Stark, who becomes creative director of film and television studio Ambrosia Productions, and works alongside some of the most powerful men in the industry, one of whom has always abused women.
Co-written by Louisette Geiss and Howard Kagan, “The Right Girl” is based on Geiss’ experiences in Hollywood. She worked as a screenwriter until 2008, when she said she was sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. Since 2017, Geiss has spoken about her experiences and worked to empower other survivors of sexual harassment to tell their stories.
Performances are scheduled to last four weeks, from October 13 to November 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The capacity will be limited to 700 people per performance.
This is one of three shows that will host technical rehearsals at Proctors during the fall, although it will be the only one the public will be able to see this year. “Hadestown” and “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations” will rehearse from September 9 to October 2 and November 11 to December 4, respectively.
“One of the dreams of Proctors Collaborative was that the blend of theatrical and musical facilities and capabilities would attract new and different opportunities to the world of theater,” said Phillip Morris, CEO of Proctors Collaborative. “Howard Kagan and Tom Smedes are top notch producers who found exactly what they needed working with us: a great building, a welcoming community and an audience based both at Proctors and Rep who were interested and keen to support. new work. We are delighted to host this world premiere. We hope to be successful so well that we can benefit from continued new relationships with key industry players.
“The Right Girl” is directed by Stroman and the cast includes Alysha Umphress, Ramin Karimloo, Paige Faure, Adam Jacobs, J. Elaine Marcos, Steve Rosen and Syndee Winters.
Proctors and Capital Repertory Theater subscribers will have priority access to tickets before non-subscribers. The date of the tickets on sale has not yet been announced. For more information, visit proctors.org.
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