A Second Chance: A Musical Love Story Featuring Brian and Diane Sutherland
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The last date listed for A Second Chance was Sunday December 11, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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You may know Beaches best as a classic big-screen tear-jerker, or you may know it as the bestselling novel upon which the movie was based. Either way, there's exciting news about this tale of two extraordinary women and their long friendship: It's now a live musical co-written by the novel's author, Iris Rainer Dart. Catch the world premiere at Signature Theatre and relive the laughter, adventure and sorrow of outlandish Cee Cee and beautiful, privileged Bertie. Despite their differences, they become childhood friends, and embark on a tumultuous 30-year journey in which they go from pen-pals to roommates to romantic rivals to emotional supporters during life's most meaningful moments. Learn More
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No real memorable songs except a depressing one (damaged goods) sung in both short acts.
We learn nothing about the woman's previous relationship (which ended in divorce)but only about the man's (his wife is now dead)
This one-act lyrical duet explores the first year’s emotional journey between Dan and Jenna, who meet in mid-life, still trying to come to terms with their emotional pasts, while irresistibly drawn to finding a second chance at love and happiness.
Ted Shen (Book, Music & Lyrics)
After a 30-year career at the investment bank, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where he had served as Chairman of the DLJ Capital Markets Group since 1984, Ted Shen retired in 1999 to refocus his attention on his non-profit board work in education and the arts, The Shen Family Foundation, and his own composing. Mr. Shen’s present and past nonprofit board affiliations include the Yale Corporation, the Yale University Art Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, The Packer Collegiate Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, and the Art Commission of the City of New York. The Shen Family Foundation, of which Mr. Shen and his wife, Mary Jo Shen, are co-executive directors, provides funding support for: the commissioning programs at Signature Theatre and the New York Public Theater for new musical theater works by composers who write with exceptional originality; major productions of works by Stephen Sondheim; and the Shen Musical Theater Curriculum at Yale University.
A Second Chance marks Mr. Shen’s debut as a musical theater writer. It was presented in concert version by the New York Public Theater at Joe’s Pub in September 2010. During his college years at Yale, he studied music theory and played in a jazz band, and from 2001 to 2003 he studied songwriting with Ricky Ian Gordon.
Brian Sutherland (Dan) Signature: And the Curtain Rises. Broadway: The Sound of Music, 1776, Victor/Victoria, Steel Pier, Cats, Dance a Little Closer, A Change in the Heir, 110 in the Shade (NYC Opera). Tours: The Light in the Piazza, Disney’s On the Record, Cabaret (with Joel Grey), 42nd Street (European tour). DC Area: Arena Stage: Guys and Dolls, Fords Theatre Shenandoah. Regional: St. Louis Rep: Kiss Me, Kate; Fantasticks; Pittsburgh Public: Man of La Mancha; Guthrie Theatre: Pirates of Penzance; Coconut Grove Playhouse: Breaking Legs; Cincinnati Playhouse: She Loves Me; Indiana Rep: Enter the Guardsman. Upcoming Film: Burning Blue.
Diane Sutherland (Jenna) Signature: Sycamore Trees (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble). Broadway: The Light in the Piazza, She Loves Me (Amalia-1994 Revival), 1776,Three Sisters, Song and Dance, Cats (original company), A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway: Transport Group: First Ladies Suite, Requiem for William; The Waves. National Tours: The Light in the Piazza, Guys & Dolls (50th Anniversary Tour), Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, (First National Tour) Cats (Helen Hayes Award). Regional: A Civil War Christmas, Kiss Me Kate, Enter the Guardsman, Edwin Drood, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music, American Vaudeville. Recordings: She Loves Me (1994), Guys & Dolls (50th Anniversary), Gershwin’s Tell Me More, Man with a Load of Mischief (2004).