Beautiful Child: A Theatrical Tribute to Rufus Wainwright
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Award-winning actress/playwright Chris Black enters the ring for a dramatic one-woman show in Tough, which is inspired by the life of famed boxer John L. Sullivan, who traveled coast-to-coast challenging people to fights. While Sullivan's background, rise to fame and decline motivate the performance, Black's interest also lies in what it means to be strong and how athletes and performers harness that "special something" to become extraordinary. Black opens the show by throwing her hat in the ring and announcing the rules of the game, all while enjoying some good whiskey. Don't miss this unique, gender-bending performance that mixes power and poignancy. Learn More
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Featured review from Nailia Menne
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Great musical with a very enjoyable performance. Some of the signing left me desiring for a little better sound, but hey, the kids did very well! Despite a few small mishaps, I really really had a good time and loved the acting and music.
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To be perfectly honest, I’ve heard the name Rufus Wainwright but not the music. I don’t listen to a lot of cds but I enjoyed most of the music in the show especially the title song. The book which needs some work is about a wealthy teenager who...continued
The “disarmingly beautiful” (The New York Times) music of Rufus Wainwright takes center stage as A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory continues its exploration of modern composers in this theatrical tribute to the acclaimed singer-songwriter.
Shamed by his father’s arrest during the Panic of 1893, young New York socialite Josiah Matliff flees to Chicago. As he traverses the American railways, he meets other teenage runaways from the fringes of society who are escaping their own pasts. Wainwright’s haunting melodies and emotionally charged lyrics shape Beautiful Child into an original and unforgettable story of independence and awakening.