Wednesday, December 28, 2011
She Ain't Down Yet
The Unsinkable Molly Brown, a 1960 musical based on the life of a survivor of the Titanic and the Lusitania disasters, has reentered the theatrical dialogue lately. A new version of the Meredith Wilson (of The Music Man fame) show is under way, thanks to a December 15th reading starring Tony-winner Sutton Foster as "a rags-to-riches Midwesterner who married well, fought for social justice and survived the 1912 sinking of the Titanic." The project's director-choreographer as Tony-winner Kathleen Marshall, who collaborated with Tony-nominated librettist Dick Scanlan (Everday Rapture), who is reworking the show's book. Tony nominee Marc Kudisch also appeared in the reading.