Written by Michael Kimmel
Music & Lyrics by Lauren Pritchard
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
JOAN AND ROBERT RECHNITZ THEATER
A New Musical
Fading country star Tammy Trip returns home to the honky-tonk that launched her music career, planning to help the son she abandoned launch his own. But will her arrival do more harm than good? Dreams, ambition, love, and heartbreak—along with a good deal of whiskey—all collide in this acclaimed new musical, based on Chekhov’s The Seagull.
Songbird premiered Off-Broadway in 2015 to much critical acclaim, earning a New York Times Critic’s Pick.
“Songbird proves to be one of the more successful attempts to transpose Chekhov’s major plays…. Powered by a terrific country score [and a] smart contemporary version of the text, the show succeeds in snugly reframing the story in the world of country music.” – The New York Times
“This show will truly take your breath away with a captivating story and an excellent score.” – BroadwayWorld
Approximate Running Time: 2 ½ hours, including one 15 minute intermission.