As George likes to say, “When you feel amazing, you look amazing.” Now you too can pick up some tips from "the master of fashion and personal well-being that is George Brescia." Join some of Broadway's most radiant stars as they prepare for glamorous galas and ritzy red carpets, all under the guidance of George's expert fashion advice that is heartfelt, entertaining, and always en vogue.
Come backstage as the cast and creatives of beloved Broadway productions reunite to share their personal stories from some of the most celebrated shows in Broadway history. Take a peek behind the curtain as journey through auditions, rehearsals, opening and closing nights, and of course the Tony Awards! Relive the magic of your favorite shows with the people who made them possible!
Meet Marina, a 40-something Broadway veteran making the reluctant transition from Baby June to Mama Rose as elegantly as possible. Plucky, determined and funny as hell, Marina documents the trials and tribulations of an aging ingénue in her newfangled video blog… as soon as she can figure out where the “Record” button is.
Twenty-five-year-old Ian may still be a virgin… but it certainly isn’t for lack of imagination. Paying homage to iconic movie genres, Ian’s outrageous fantasies add cinematic grandeur to his otherwise unremarkable life. Shy and neurotic though he may be, Ian hopes to meet the girl of his dreams one day, the girl who’s willing to dive deep into his imagination and come back to reality holding his hand.
The only thing standing between husband and wife Michael and D’arcy and a well-deserved night out on the town is finding a competent babysitter. New York City might be a city known for its oddballs, but with a population of 8.3 million, surely there must be at least one babysitter who isn’t, well, terrible?
Four friends vexed by the stigma of Singledom come together at a support group for people who can’t find love. Led by the eccentric love-guru Janice Ackerman, the gang tries to cope with the daily trials of modern-day relationships in this sometimes dark, but always heartfelt and funny, romantic comedy.
Lucy Saunders is a New Yorker recently transplanted to Dayton, Ohio after marrying the local weatherman. Although she may not be the authority on love she'd imagined herself to be, Lucy certainly has some interesting experiences to draw from! Tune in and watch Lucy inspire, alienate, crack up and terrify some of the area’s most eligible bachelors.
MOLLY SMITH (Artistic Director) has served as Artistic Director of Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. since 1998. Her directing credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Camp David, Mother Courage and Her Children, Oklahoma!, A Moon for the Misbegotten, My Fair Lady, The Great White Hope, The Music Man, Orpheus Descending, Legacy of Light, The Women of Brewster Place, Cabaret, An American Daughter, South Pacific, Agamemnon and His Daughters, Coyote Builds North America, All My Sons and How I Learned to Drive at Arena Stage. Her directorial work has also been seen at the Shaw Festival in Canada, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Centaur Theatre in Montreal and Perseverance Theater in Juneau, Alaska, which she founded and ran from 1979-1998. Molly has been a leader in new play development for over 30 years. She is a great believer in first, second and third productions of new work and has championed projects like How I Learned to Drive; Passion Play, a cycle and Next to Normal. She has worked alongside playwrights Sarah Ruhl, Paula Vogel, Wendy Wasserstein, Lawrence Wright, Karen Zacarías, JohnMurrell, Eric Coble, Charles Randolph-Wright and many others. She led the re-invention of Arena Stage, focusing on the architecture and creation of the Mead Center for American Theater and by positioning Arena Stage as a national center for American artists. During her time with the company, Arena Stage has workshopped more than 100 productions, produced 29 world premieres, staged numerous second and third productions and been an important part of nurturing seven projects that went on to have a life on Broadway. Molly recently made her Broadway debut directing The Velocity of Autumn, following its critically acclaimed run at Arena Stage in fall 2013. She was awarded honorary doctorates from American University and Towson University.