The newly launched Reprise 2.0 will present a season of three classic American musicals at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse beginning in June.
Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Marcia Seligson (founder of Reprise! Broadway's Best), Reprise 2.0 will be faithful to the original Reprise!, which presented limited runs of 50 classic musicals between 1997 and 2012 featuring an onstage band and simple sets and costumes.
The inaugural 2018 season of Reprise 2.0 includes Sweet Charity, directed by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (June 20–July 1), Victor/Victoria, directed by Richard Israel and choreographed by Peggy Hickey (September 5–16), and Grand Hotel, directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman and choreographed by Kay Cole (October 24–November 4).
All of the productions will be conducted by musical director Gerald Sternbach. Matthew Herrmann is the general manager of Reprise 2.0, and Kevin Bailey and Arthur Allan Seidelman are executive producers.
“The original Reprise! Broadway’s Best was known from California to New York for both the excellence of our productions and our fierce dedication to this essential American art form; we rapidly became one of the leading American musical theatre companies,” said Seligson in a statement. “Since those days, after Reprise! had ended, so many of us have been approached by former audience members asking the same question: ‘Can you bring Reprise! back? There’s nothing like it in L.A. We miss it!’ With Reprise 2.0, what is the same from the original is the passionate vision that made Reprise! so special.”
Subscriptions are now available by visiting Reprise2.org or by calling (866) 811-4111.