Broadway’s Rebecca Luker to perform in a concert to benefit The Human Race Theatre Company, February 24, 2018 at the Loft Theatre
(Dayton, OH) — The Human Race Theatre Company is proud to present Broadway leading lady and three-time Tony Award nominee, Rebecca Luker, in a special concert appearance as she performs many of The Great White Way’s greatest songs written by Golden Age legends Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and more, along with newer tunes from some of today’s hottest theatre composers. Ms. Luker will be accompanied on the piano by her music director, longtime Human Race collaborator Joseph Thalken. (Was, Harold and Maude)
“We are thrilled to continue our tradition of bringing the ‘Best of Broadway’ to Dayton,” said Human Race Artistic Director Kevin Moore. “Rebecca Luker has thrilled me numerous times on the Broadway stage, and what an honor to have her perform for our Loft audiences. This concert/fundraiser helps to support a variety of special projects at The Human Race, making education and community engagement possible. Plus, we are able to collaborate with Joe Deer at Wright State University in providing a master class with Ms. Luker and Mr. Thalken for the musical theatre students.”
ABOUT REBECCA LUKER
Three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker was last seen on Broadway as “Helen Bechdel” in Fun Home. Before that, she played the Fairy Godmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein’sCinderella. Other Broadway shows: Mary Poppins, Nine, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Showboat, The Secret Garden, and The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Indian Blood (Primary Stages), Can’t Let Go (Keen Company) and The Vagina Monologues. Regional theatre: Passion (Clara) at the Kennedy Center, Time and Again(Old Globe) and She Loves Me (Reprise! series is Los Angeles). Concerts: The Boys from Syracuse and Where’s Charley? at Encores! Symphonies appearances include the Royal Stockholm and London Symphonies, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress and the White House. Ms. Luker has appeared multiple times with the American Songbook Series in the Allen Room, as well as the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater for the Barbara Cook Spotlight Series. Film: Not Fade Away (dir., David Chase) and The Rewrite (dir., Marc Lawrence). Television includes Elementary, Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, CBS TV Movie Cupid and Cate. Recordings include: I Got Love (Songs of Jerome Kern), Greenwich Time, LeavingHome, Anything Goes: Rebecca Luker Sings Cole Porter. Rebecca resides in New York City with her husband, actor Danny Burstein.
Broadway’s Rebecca Luker: One Night Only is made possible through the generous support from Jackie Lockwood, a Friend of The Human Race, and the Berry Family Foundation. Residency Partner is the Musical Theatre Initiative at Wright State University.
PERFORMANCE AND SPECIAL EVENT INFORMATION
Tickets for the performance of Broadway’s Rebecca Luker: One Night Only are $65 and $140 for “VIP” level seat. “VIP” level tickets include a pre-show event with heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, reserved premium seating and a post-show reception with Ms. Luker. The price includes a $35 tax deductible gift to The Human Race. The performance is at the Metropolitan Art Center’s Loft Theatre, located at 126 North Main Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Show time is 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24.
Tickets and performance information on Broadway’s Rebecca Luker: One Night Only are available at www.humanracetheatre.org or by calling Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630, and at the Schuster Center box office.
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Now celebrating its 31st anniversary, The Human Race Theatre Company was founded in 1986 and moved into the Metropolitan Arts Center in 1991, taking up residence at the 212-seat Loft Theatre. In addition to the Eichelberger Loft Season, The Human Race produces new works development and special event programming. Under the direction of President and Artistic Director Kevin Moore, the company also maintains education and outreach programs for children, teens and adults, as well as artist residencies in area schools, and a summer youth program. Human Race organizational support is provided by Culture Works, the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District, the Shubert Foundation, the Erma R. Catterton Trust Fund, the Jesse & Caryl Philips Foundation, the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, which helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The 2017-2018 Sustainability Sponsors are the ELM Foundation, Anne F. Johnson, Steve and Lou Mason, and Morris Home. The 2017-2018 Loft season sponsor is the Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation of the Dayton Foundation.