Little Women The Broadway Musical (2016)

Poster for "Little Women" (2016)

Book by Allan Knee
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

Directed by Melissa Maxwell

I thought that somehow we would always have forever.

Based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved 1869 novel, Little Women The Broadway Musical shares the adventures of the four March sisters at home in Concord, Massachusetts while their father is away on the Civil War battlefields. Premiered on Broadway in 2005, this timeless story is brought to life in a musical filled with personal discovery, heartache and everlasting love. 

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The running time for Little Women The Broadway Musical is approximately two hours and thirty minutes.

Performances

Preview: November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening: November 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Additional Dates: November 4-5, 8-11, 13, 15-19 at 7:30 p.m. and November 5-6, 13, 19-20 at 2:00 p.m.

Reviews 

Little Women Charming Family Friendly Musical - Broadway World

About the Director

Melissa Maxwell specializes in new play development. Production credits include the world premiere of Andrea Lepcio's Tunnel Vision (Off the Wall Theatre, Pittsburgh); Keith Josef Adkins' Safe House (Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis, six St. Louis Theatre Circle Award nominations); the world premiere of four-time Emmy-winner Judy Tate's Slashes of Light (Kitchen Theatre/Civic Ensemble's co-production, NYCWAM Collaboration award finalists); American Slavery Project's Unheard Voices, developed to give voice to the nameless souls buried at NYC's African Burial Ground; The Story (Duke Ellington School of the Arts, seven Cappies award nominations); Trouble in Mind (Ohio State University); Intimate Apparel (Texas Theatre and Dance); Show Way based on Jacqueline Woodson's award-winning children's book (world premiere, Vital Theatre; Off-Broadway Theatre Alliance Award nominee); Nathan the Wise (Pearl Theatre) and Carl Djerassi's Taboos (Soho Playhouse). Maxwell is also an award-winning playwright, verteran actor of stage and screen and motivational speaker with two TEDx Talks to her credit. melissamaxwell.com

Community Engagement Events

Sunday, November 6 at 1:30 p.m. at the B. Iden Payne Theatre
Pre-Performance Talk:
Connecting Civil War-Era Little Women to the Modern World

Patrons are invited to join in a brief discussion introducing the main characters, the March sisters, and offering insight into the historical context of the play.

Sunday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the F. Loren Winship Drama Building Lecture Room 2.112
Pre-Performance Workshop:
Little Women, Big Dreams: Challenging Expectations and Gender Roles

In the story of Little Women, Jo March is a woman living ahead of her time - with dreams that take her outside of what is expected. What happens to personal dreams in the face of political and personal upheaval? What impact do social and familial roles have on those dreams? With engaging writing and drama-based activities, workshop participants will explore these questions and the character of Jo March as we connect the Civil War-era story of Little Women to today's world.

The workshop will run approximately 50 minutes.

RSVPs are encouraged as seating is limited. Reserve your space by emailing UTLittleWomen16@gmail.com.

Little Women The Broadway Musical is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019; Tel.:(212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

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