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DCPA Theatre Company World Premiere The Legend of Georgia McBride to Debut Off-Broadway at MCC Theater
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) Theatre Company is proud to announce that The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez, which was developed at the 2013 Colorado New Play Summit and received its World Premiere at the Theatre Company in 2014, will make its Off-Broadway debut this summer at the MCC Theater.

“The Legend of Georgia McBride is a project that is very dear to our hearts,” said Kent Thompson, Producing Artistic Director for the Theatre Company. “The workshop at the 2013 Summit marked the beginning of a wonderful artistic relationship between the Theatre Company and Matthew Lopez. Matthew is one of the most exciting playwrights in the country and I have always been confident that this play would have an extended commercial and not-for-profit life well beyond Denver.”

When a struggling Florida dive-bar changes its image, Casey, the headlining Elvis impersonator, finds himself unemployed, broke and with a baby on the way. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey discovers that he has a lot to learn about show business — and himself. The Legend of Georgia McBride is a joyous and bawdy comedy with a great big heart and music to spare.

“I was fascinated by the juxtaposition of drag performance, music and storytelling which was wonderfully realized in the DCPA Theatre Company production,” said Bob Lupone, Co-Artistic Director of MCC Theater. “We’ve found a touching, entertaining writer in Matthew. As a result of the production at the Theatre Company and the affirmation from the Denver audiences, I am very much looking forward to our Off-Broadway production at MCC Theater in New York City.”

  
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