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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Streaming Made Available for TheatreWorks’ World Premiere of “Pride and Prejudice”

Apr 03, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s production of Paul Gordon’s “Pride and Prejudice” will be available to stream. Presented by Streaming Musicals, “Pride and Prejudice” will receive a ‘virtual opening night’ on Friday, April 10 at 3:30pm PT/ 6:30pm ET, with an encore presentation at 7:00pm PT/10:00pm ET. Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom) and Julie James, Program Director/ Curator of SiriusXM’s “On Broadway” channel, will host the ‘virtual opening night,’ which will include an intermission discussion with the creative team members including TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who directed the new romantic musical comedy. Streaming during the April 10 ‘virtual opening night’ will be free, then the exhilarating new musical will be available to stream on StreamingMusicals.com for $4.99 per rental and $19.99 for purchase.

Featuring book, music, and lyrics by Tony-nominated composer Paul Gordon, this engaging new musical based on Jane Austen’s iconic novel made its World Premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in December 2019, shattering box office records for the Tony-winning theatre company and receiving 12 nominations for 2020 San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Awards, including for Set Design, Costume Design, Ensemble, Principal and Featured Performances, Stage Direction, Music Direction, Original Score, and Entire Production.

“Pride and Prejudice” follows delightfully liberated Elizabeth Bennet (starring Mary Mattison, making her TheatreWorks debut) and dashing, disdainful Mr. Darcy (Justin Mortelliti, also making his TheatreWorks debut) as they discover the irresistible power of love. Developed in TheatreWorks’s 2018 New Works Festival, this brand new musical romance has been cheered by audiences and critics alike.

The Bennet sisters are played by Sharon Rietkerk (Jane), Melissa WolfKlain (Mary), Tara Kostmayer (Lydia), and Chanel Tilghman (Kitty). Returning to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley where he was seen in “Little Women,” Christopher Vettel plays Mr. Bennet, the patriarch of the Bennet family. Heather Orth makes her TheatreWorks mainstage debut as Mrs. Bennet, the matriarch of the Bennet family. Seen as Miles Tuck in last season’s “Tuck Everlasting,” Travis Leland returns to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley as Mr. Bingley, Mr. Darcy’s charming, well-mannered friend. Monique Hafen Adams makes her TheatreWorks Silicon Valley mainstage debut as Miss Caroline Bingley, Mr. Bingley’s snooty sister. Making his TheatreWorks Silicon Valley debut, Taylor Crousore plays Mr, Wickham, the handsome soldier who catches the eye of the Bennet sisters. Originating the role in the 2018 TheatreWorks Festival, Dani Marcus returns to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley as Charlotte Lucas, the dear friend of Elizabeth Bennet. Originating the role in the 2018 TheatreWorks New Works Festival, Brian Herndon returns to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley as Mr. Collins, a pompous clergyman. Lucinda Hitchcock Cone also returns to TheatreWorks, as Lady Catherine de Bourgh, an imposing noblewoman who is Mr. Darcy’s aunt. Rounding out the ensemble is Sean Fenton.

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is the recipient of the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award. For digital access and more information about streaming “Pride and Prejudice,” the public may visit www.prideandprejudicepremiere.com and StreamingMusicals.com.

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Photo caption: A day strolling through Meryton in the World Premiere Musical “Pride and Prejudice,” presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. (Photo Credit: Kevin Berne)


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