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WHAT:

Musical: CUA to Stage "The Belle of New York"

WHEN:



8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27
8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28
8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29


WHERE:




The Catholic University of America
Ward Recital Hall
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, D.C.

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The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 1895 Broadway musical "The Belle of New York," based on the book by Hugh Moron, with music by Gustave Kerker. Directed by Elwood Annaheim, the comedy tells the story of a hijink-prone young woman, a playboy and a large inheritance. Annaheim will offer a brief lecture on the show's history in Ward Recital Hall, just before the opening curtain of each performance. Prices are $15 for general audience members and $10 for seniors, students, staff and children. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-5416.

The show highlights the 10th anniversary of the music school's Music Theater Research Project, which stages annual revivals of lesser-known or older musical comedies and operettas. Founded by Annaheim, the CUA project began in 1996 with the production of "Florodora," an 1899 British musical.

SPONSOR: Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, harrisoc@cua.edu
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600, leect@cua.edu