Fourteen years after his death, one of the theater's unsung champions finally got the recognition he always deserved in this vibrant musical about musicals.
"A CLASS ACT is moving and funny, a celebration of music, friendship, and musical theatre... a tender and affecting evening. Rarely has there ever been a more deserving showcase to honor the juice, the impact, the very nature of creativity.”Live Design
"It's been a very long time since I've seen a musical with as much heart as A CLASS ACT. This bittersweet show, which serves as biography of and tribute to composer-lyricist Edward Kleban, is exactly what its title says it is--pure gold, from start to finish, without a single false note. This is the loveliest new score of the season- I can't wait to listen to the C.D.”Martin Denton NYTheatre.com
"This is the first show of any genre I've seen this season that brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes."Elyse Sommer CurtainUp
"Hope, after all, is something that real musical theater, like A CLASS ACT does best."The New York Times
"A CLASS ACT glories in the intricate workings of the musical theater world."Variety
“One of the best tunes in the production is "Paris Through the Window," a whimsically nostalgic song about looking back to sweeter days. It will remind anyone familiar with A CHORUS LINE that Kleban was especially good at writing songs that make the heart shiver.”Lee Williams Houston Press
“A CLASS ACT is an entertaining piece of theater. However, this show is more than just a pleasurable musical. It is also a look at an artist who made an everlasting impact on the world of musical theater.”TalkinBroadway.com
"In this day and age you can't help but be sympathetic to a musical that relies entirely on such old-fashioned pillars as song and dance and story to support the contention that yes, this is entertainment."The New York Times
“Chances are you’ve never heard of Ed Kleban. But after seeing A CLASS ACT, chances are extraordinarily good that you’ll never forget his name. Or his songs."Metro Weekly
ED KLEBAN - an aspiring songwriter
LEHMAN ENGEL - leader of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
BOBBY - a drummer and would-be songwriter
MICHAEL BENNETT - charismatic choreographer and director
CHARLEY - an aspiring songwriter
MARVIN HAMLISCH - the composer at age 29
DR. NODINE - a psychiatrist at a mental hospital. (non-speaking role)
JEAN-CLAUDE CHEVRAY - Sophie's boyfriend, suave and confident
SOPHIE - Ed's first love
FELICIA LIPSHITZ - an aspiring songwriter
SECOND GIRL in 'Light on my Feet'
TAP DANCE STUDENTS (2)
DANCER TWO in 'A Chorus Line'
LUCY - an aspiring singer/songwriter
DANCER ONE in 'A Chorus Line'
MONA - an aspiring songwriter, seductive and kittenish
FIRST GIRL in 'Light on my Feet'
DANCER THREE in 'A Chorus Line'
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