Broadway Global's exclusive review on Stephen Cole's musical Inventing Mary Martin. This new "revue of a lifetime" is about a not to old Broadway legend. Inventing Mary Martin is somewhat a musical revue tribute that has theatre lovers flying to get tickets. The support for the new musical may have come from the most recent patrons. Mr. Cole had a wonderful visit from Mary Martin's daughter Heller Halliday, (Heller, in a letter to Cole, wrote of having "such a joyous time that I will never forget and still makes me smile! It was fabulous and I know Mom is still in awe and smiling." Mary's grandchildren Preston and Kristina Hagman (Larry Hagman's kids), Matt Weir, Geoffrey and Devon DeMerritt (Heller's kids) and several of Mary's great grandchildren posed for pictures with the shining cast. "Inventing Mary Martin" just by the reactions of packed houses, must have Mary smiling down upon this glorious new musical, that shares Martin's effervescent essence.
Inventing Mary Martin stars Broadway's finest Cameron Adams (Nice Work If You Can Get It), Jason Graae (Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect up?), Lynne Halliday (My Heart Belongs to Mary) and Tony Award nominated Emily Skinner (Side Show). Skinner's voice shines like a glowing moon, amongst the entire talented galaxy of Broadway stars.
Sometimes critics words for such stars as Jason Graae just don't match up to a delightful description by Emmy Award winning casting director Jeff Greenberg (Modern Family), " Jason Graae is one of the most talented guys I know. The blend of that golden voice with his flawless sense of comedy makes him a truly remarkable performer." Amen, Jeff Greenberg Broadway Global agrees!
Inventing Mary Martin is a musical tribute revue, bursting with Martin songs, antics, that bring Mary's beloved roles including "Peter Pan" to new heights. The musical tribute highlights Mary's career with songs like "I Do! I Do!", "Times Goes By", "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" and so many more. Inventing Mary Martin captures the heart and soul of Broadway's first lady. A must see for any Mary Martin lover." Broadway Global.
Music Supervised and Arranged by David Krane who has arranged, created music for for films Chicago, Nine, and Into the Woods.. he gives audiences orchestrations that will make your spine tingle. "Krane's notes are effective, embracing a wonderful new musical that is hitting high notes off Broadway this season. Inventing Mary Martin is a delight, you'll come out of the York Theatre singing! I've Gotta Crow! Get your tickets now, because the house is packed with Martin fans of young and old." Theatre Chat.
Inventing Mary Martin was Co-directed and Choreographed by Bob Richard. The Set design by James Morgan is functional and displays Mary Martin's most legendary roles. The Costumes designed by Patricia McGourty are true perfection. Inventing Mary Martin Projections designed by Justin West and Puppets by Dan Crowley bring thrilling moments to the cleverly conceived musical revue, Conceived, Written and Directed by the internationally acclaimed Stephen Cole. who knew Mary and is thrilled to bring her magic to a whole new generation of musical theatre lovers. "This show means so much to me," states Cole, "because it shows the past through a prism of a performing genius and can point the way to the future of musical theatre." Performances are Off Broadway at the York Theatre for ticket ticket info at www.yorktheatre.org. Also visit www.inventingmarymartin.com.