Sizzling Political Drama Celebrity Row from American Theater Company
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Grand and uplifting, Les Miserables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. This tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. Drury Lane kicks off its 30th anniversary season with this sweeping tale of romance, passion, suspense and redemption set against the stormy backdrop of the French Revolution. You'll be immersed in the tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption while trying to outrun the determined police inspector Javert, and the innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette for the revolutionary and student, Marius. It's a celebration of the human struggle for justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
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For a time in the late-1990s, Colorado Supermax, the most secure prison in America, housed in neighboring cells: Latin Kings Leader Luis Felipe, WTC Bomber Ramzi Yousef, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, and Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh.
When a young lawyer defends the civil liberties of one of the country’s most notorious criminals locked up on the infamous Celebrity Row, her idealism stands face to face with a criminal genius who, along with his neighbors, has a plan of his own.
“It’s kind of the perfect theatrical storm,” says playwright Itamar Moses. "Chicago has maybe the most exciting theatre scene in America; David Cromer is a thrilling collaborator; and Celebrity Row
is probably my most overtly political play, an attempt to speak directly to issues that are increasingly relevant, in the election, and in the culture generally, which is a somewhat rare thing to be able to do in the arts."
Playwright Itamar Moses is one of the most-produced contemporary playwrights in the country this season; his play Yellowjackets premiered at Berkeley Rep in August and The Four of Us recently opened in Los Angeles after a run at Manhattan Theatre Club in March. Back, Back, Back will also run this year at San Diego’s Old Globe and at Manhattan Theater Club. _Celebrity Row _premiered at Portland Center Stage in 2006 and now makes its Chicago Premiere at ATC in an all new version.
“Itamar Moses makes a statement in Celebrity Row that encompasses the play’s essence: ‘Believers are strong. Unbelievers are weak,’” says director David Cromer. “This plays shows us that people who passionately believe in their position wield incredible power. It demonstrates that there is a strength in conviction that can make the world beautiful, but can also make the world terrible.”
Cromer comes to _Celebrity Row _after a string of lauded productions, including _Our Town, _which returns to Chicago this winter; and the Off-Broadway, Lucille Lortel award-winning _The Adding Machine (Outstanding Director, Outstanding Musical)_.