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Broadway actor brings "Rogersandhart" to Radford
On Sunday March 18th at 8pm, New York City-based actor Jonathan Spivey will be performing his one man show “Rogersandhart” at Hawes Studio Theatre. The play takes place in 1943 when Lorenz “Larry” Hart, the famed lyricist of the great American standards Blue Moon, My Funny Valentine, and Manhattan, attends the opening night of Oklahoma and realizes Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Rodgers’ new collaborator and Hart’s replacement, have hit theatrical pay dirt. Bewildered, Larry stumbles home alone to drink the night away.
In this one-man-and-a-piano tour-de-force, Broadway actor and jazz pianist Jonathan Spivey plays the brilliant but tortured Hart, legendary composer Richard Rodgers, and the flamboyant Milton “Doc” Bender, Hart’s confidante and lackey at New York City’s gay nightclubs. Weaving three distinct characterizations with music from the Rodgers and Hart’s songbook, Spivey pays tribute to Hart’s tortured yet unmistakably impish spirit in one hilarious and heartbreaking hour.
There will be a Q&A with Jonathan Spivey following this one-night only performance. Come check out a great night of theatre! Admission is free and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Learn more about Spivey’s “Rogersandhart” performance at Broadwayworld.com.