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THE SCHOOLHOUSE THEATER
THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER
(WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?)
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book and Lyrics by Stevie Holland
With Gary William Friedman
Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.
CROTON FALLS, NY August 29, 2018 — The Schoolhouse Theater presents LOVE LINDA, the Life of Mrs. Cole Porter, What is this Thing called Love? a celebration of the enduring legacy of the Cole Porter songbook. The one-woman tour de force, directed by Tony-Award-winning director Richard Maltby, Jr. and starring acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland, enjoyed a highly successful Off-Broadway run 2013-2014 and now comes to the Schoolhouse Theater for a very special limited engagement on Fridays and Saturdays October 5,6,12 and 13 at 8pm and on Sundays October 7 and 14 at 3PM. The Schoolhouse Theater presentation of LOVE LINDA is the last chance to see this production in Westchester prior to the show’s return to New York City.
The score for LOVE LINDA includes such beloved Cole Porter songs as “Night and Day,” “I Love Paris in the Night,” and “Love for Sale.” These and other Porter songs tell the story of Linda Lee Thomas, a Southern beauty who married and became the muse and inspiration behind the legendary songwriter. Though Mr. Porter was gay, their couple’s companionship, devotion and love lasted through 35 years of marriage.
This special Westchester limited engagement is directed by Richard Maltby, Jr., director of the acclaimed Tony winning musicals Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Fosse.
Performer Stevie Holland has toured extensively through the US, performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Iridium Jazz Club, Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall in New York, and many other venues. She earned her Backstage Magazine’s “Outstanding Vocalist of the year” award in 2004, and her album Before Love Has Gone was selected as USA Today 2008 top album.
Performances will be on The Schoolhouse Theater’s main stage at 3 Owens Road, North Salem, NY 10560. Individual tickets are $38 (general admission); tickets for the entire four-play season are available for $120. Box Office: (914) 277 8477 or online at https://www.schoolhousetheater.org/
About The Schoolhouse Theater
Since 1986, the Schoolhouse Theater has been a place for writers and composers to develop their work on all levels: from staged readings to workshops to full productions. The Schoolhouse has produced more than 120 plays over the past 32 years. Since 2015, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bram Lewis, The Schoolhouse has expanded its offerings to the greater Westchester County community – and beyond – by presenting 7 world premieres of new theatrical pieces. The Schoolhouse creates space, and develops audiences, for performance art, musical events, and theatric and literary workshops, many of which have moved on to New York’s off-Broadway venues and regional theaters around the country. The Schoolhouse Theater also houses an art gallery featuring art installations by thriving visual artists. As Westchester County’s oldest and longest continually operating Actor’s Equity professional theater and art gallery The Schoolhouse strives to be the crucible epicenter for the arts today and tomorrow.
The SCHOOLHOUSE THEATER theatrical World Premieres
The Enlightenment of Mr. Mole (moved to Off-Broadway) (2017-2018 season)
The Dog in the Dressing Room (moved to Off-Broadway) (2017-2018 season)
L.O.V.E.R.Baring it all (moved to Off-Broadway) (2016-2017 season)
The Mask of the Jaguar King (2016-2017 season)
The Cambodian Lullaby (2016-2017 season)
How To Bury A Saint (2015-2016 season
The Gift of the Magi (2015-2016 season)
The SCHOOLHOUSE THEATER Musical Events
The SCHOOLHOUSE THEATER Script Development Readings
The Color of Light
Early Sunday Morning
The Mask of the Jaguar King