Ballroom

Ballroom

Ballroom

Book by Jerome Kass
Music by Bill Goldenberg
Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman

Ballroom

Ballroom

Book by Jerome Kass
Music by Bill Goldenberg
Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman

Overview

Based on the CBS television movie The Queen of the Stardust Ballroom starring Maureen Stapleton, Ballroom is the story of aging widow Bea Asher, who begins life anew at the Stardust Ballroom, an old-school dance palace in the Bronx. At the ballroom, Bea meets a middle-aged mailman named Al, and the two soon fall in love. Unfortunately, Al is trapped in an unhappy marriage, and he refuses to leave his wife. Bea’s children and friends advise her against starting up a romance with a married man, but Bea – having found a new life and purpose – decides that “fifty percent” of someone you love is better than “all of anybody else.” The delightfully honest and moving Broadway production was developed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Bennett, co-creator of A Chorus Line.

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Details

  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior

Authors

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Jerome Kass

Bill Goldenberg

Bill Goldenberg (1936-2020) was an American composer and songwriter, best known for his work on television and film.

Among his most noteworthy achievements were his collaborations with Steven Spielberg on his telefilms (in particular, Night Gallery in 1969 and Duel in 1971) a ...

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Alan Bergman

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Marilyn Bergman

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