Arts Beat: Tony Nominated ‘Constitution’ Arrives at Bushnell

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“What the Constitution means to me”, Heidi Schreck’s play, 2019 Tony Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist, plays The Bushnell, January 26-30, as part of her Broadway series. Broadway’s Cassie Beck”Humans” and the movie”I know what you did last summer”, stars in the role created by Schreck. Oliver Butler directs and the cast includes Mike Iveson, Jocelyn Beck and Emilyn Toffler. Schreck’s groundbreaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will affect the next generation of Americans. Heidi, 15, earned her tuition by winning constitutional debating contests across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and painfully human new play, she resurrects her teenage years to trace the deep connection between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives. For more details: www.bushnell.org.

“Five Guys Named Moe,” the London and Broadway hit (and Tony Award nominee for ‘Best Musical’) comes to the Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, with performances from January 26 to February 27. The exuberant musical, with a book by Clarke Peters, celebrates the music of Louis Jordan. Brittany Griffin directs and choreographs, under the musical direction of Dexter Pettaway. Darius Barnes is the associate choreographer. Louis Jordan (1908-1975), American saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and bandleader, was known as “the king of the jukebox” and a major influencer of rock and roll and rhythm and blues. For more details: www.playhouseonpark.org.