Theater: JOHN CULLUM: AN ACCIDENTAL STAR (Vineyard Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Irish Rep)

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by Tony Frankel on March 30, 2021

in Theater-New York,Virtual


John Cullum: An Accidental Star is an 80-minute intimate evening of stories and songs spanning Cullum’s illustrious career is told and sung by the 91-year-old two-time Tony Award winner. Directed and filmed earlier this year by Lonny Price (110 in the Shade with Cullum), An Accidental Star takes you behind the scenes with Broadway icon John Cullum — from his 1960 debut in Camelot and Tony Award-winning performances in Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century, to starring roles in Urinetown, The Scottsboro Boys and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. It runs virtually April 8-22, 2021.

John will captivate you with songs from the Golden Age of the American Musical and never-before-heard stories of working with friends Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Goulet, Julie Andrews and more. An Accidental Star is a rare opportunity to revisit the making of some of Broadway’s greatest shows, illuminated by funny, moving and fascinating encounters John had along the way.

Three of Cullum’s long-time theatre homes come together to present An Accidental StarCullum most recently worked with the Vineyard Theatre in the original production of The Scottsboro Boys which moved to Broadway in 2010. Cullum originated the role of “Charlie Anderson” in the 1974 production of Shenandoah at the Goodspeed Opera House, a role he reprised on Broadway (Tony Award, Best Actor) in 1975. Cullum has a long working relationship with Irish Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Charlotte Moore and starred in Irish Rep’s 2015 production of A Child’s Christmas in Wales, directed by Moore. He also performed in their 2014 and 2018 galas.

John Cullum: An Accidental Star
Vineyard Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Irish Rep
Premieres April 8 | Runs Through April 22, 2021
Live Watch Party Events: April 8 at 7pm EDT, April 17 at 2pm EDT.
for tickets, visit Vineyard Theatre

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