John Cullum: An Accidental Star
April 8 - May 6
Go behind the scenes with Broadway icon John Cullum - from his 1960 debut in Camelot and Tony Award-winning performances in Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century, to his starring roles in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Urinetown and The Scottsboro Boys. John captivates with songs from the Golden Age of the American Musical and never-before-heard stories of working with friends Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Julie Andrews and more. An Accidental Star is a rare opportunity to revisit the making of some of Broadway's greatest shows, illuminated by funny, moving and fascinating encounters John had along the way.
Three of Cullum’s long-time theatre homes come together to present An Accidental Star. Cullum most recently worked with the Vineyard Theatre in the original production of The Scottsboro Boys which moved to Broadway in 2010. Cullum originated the role of “Charlie Anderson” in the 1974 production of Shenandoah at Goodspeed Musicals, a role he reprised on Broadway (Tony Award, Best Actor) in 1975. Cullum has a long working relationship with Irish Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Charlotte Moore and starred in Irish Rep's 2015 production of A Child’s Christmas in Wales, directed by Moore. He also performed in their 2014 and 2018 galas.All proceeds from the performance will be shared among the three theatres.
Conceived by John Cullum and Jeff Berger
Written by David Thompson
Music Supervision by Georgia Stitt
Music Direction by Julie McBride
Directed by Lonny Price and Matt Cowart
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