Premiere Stages of Kean University will host an exclusive benefit performance of the 2015/2016 Liberty Live Commission, My Lord, What a Night by Deborah Brevoort, at Liberty Hall Museum on Friday, October 14, 2016.
This commemorative event will begin with a V.I.P. reception at 6 p.m., which will feature wine, handcrafted hors d'oeuvres and live jazz from the 1920s-1930s performed by The Buck and a Quarter Quartet.
Following the V.I.P. reception will be a guided candlelight tour of Liberty Hall Museum at 7 p.m. Then following the performance at 8 p.m., the evening will conclude with a champagne toast and dessert reception with the cast and creative team.
The production is directed by Kel Haney, and features Broadway veterans Mitch Greenberg (Fiddler on the Roof), Erika LaVonn (The Lion King), Joel Leffert (No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot) and Lizan Mitchell (Electra).
“My Lord, What a Night perfectly represents the uniquely collaborative partnership between Premiere Stages and Liberty Hall Museum,” stated John J. Wooten, producing Artistic Director of Premiere Stages. “The historic 1882 Carriage House is the ideal venue to see New Jersey history come to life.”
Based on actual events, My Lord, What a Night provides a thought-provoking account of the night legendary singer Marian Anderson spent at the home of Albert Einstein. An event that threatens to divide the Princeton community ends with a lifetime bond between two of the most beloved figures of the twentieth century.
Premiere Stages will present a total of six performances of Brevoort’s highly anticipated production through Sunday, October 16, 2016, with five performances (excluding the benefit) currently sold out.
My Lord, What a Night runs Thursday, October 13, 2016, to Sunday, October 16, 2016, at various times. All proceeds from the evening will benefit future programming supporting emerging artists and plays. Please call the Kean Stage Box Office at 908-737-7469 or visit Premiere Stages online at www.kean.edu/premierestages to purchase tickets.