You, Nero: Amy Freed's Subversive Comedy Set in Ancient Rome
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The last date listed for You, Nero was Sunday January 1, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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From the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal and starring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Wicked) in her much-anticipated return to the stage, If/Then is now in its final performances in DC before heading to Broadway. This engaging musical tells the story of Elizabeth, who moves back to New York in search of a fresh start. Elizabeth attempts to plan out every detail so her new life can be perfect, but unexpected choices and random events impact her world in ways she never thought possible. Menzel will be joined in the show's cast by her original Rent co-star Anthony Rapp and fellow Tony Award winner LaChanze. Learn More
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- “Amy Freed gives zaniness a good name … a silly-savvy lark … a provocative bowl of goofy … The delightfully snide Danny Scheie purrs, simpers, fumes and camps it up grandly.” -–Washington Post
- “If you love broad comedy, there's a lot of it in You, Nero. Amy Freed captures all of that weird excess and contradiction in her comedy You, Nero … matched perfectly by Scheie's giddy characterization.” -–Washington Examiner
This show is recommended for audiences ages 18 and up due to the mature content.
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