Tony Award-winner to kick off 2021-22 season of Well•Spring, UNCG’s ‘Broadway to Greensboro’ Series
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Broadway star Stephanie J. Block, who won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her lead role in “The Cher Show,” will perform Nov. 19 at The Virginia Somerville Sutton Theatre at Well•Spring, A Life Plan Community. The show will kick off the 2021-22 season of the “Broadway to Greensboro” series, a collaborative partnership between Well-Spring and UNCG’s Musical Theatre Program.
“Broadway to Greensboro: Stephanie J. Block in Concert” is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19. Tickets are $16 each and available for purchase starting Oct. 7 at www.TicketMeTriad.com. Proof of COVID vaccination, as well as the wearing of facemasks, are required to attend.
Block will be accompanied on the piano by Dominick Amendum, Artist in Residence/Coordinator of the UNCG Musical Theatre Program.
Most recently seen nationally as a presenter at the Tony Awards ceremony, Block also played Liza Minnelli in the Broadway production of “The Boy from Oz” and the lead role of Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West in the first U.S. tour of the smash hit “Wicked.”
Other performers in the new Broadway to Greensboro season lineup include:
Zimbabwe-born American singer Solea Pfeiffer, best known for her role as Eliza Hamilton in the first national tour of “Hamilton,” along with roles as Maria in “West Side Story” and the off-Broadway production of “Songs for a New World.”
Michael James Scott, who has played the Genie in “Disney’s Aladdin” internationally, including originating the role in Australia and now appearing on Broadway. He also originated roles in “Something Rotten” and “The Book of Mormon.”
“Broadway to Greensboro” is a concert and education collaboration between Well•Spring and UNCG Musical Theatre. The series launched in November 2019 with the Broadway star of “Wicked,” Jessica Vosk, in a concert at Well•Spring that quickly sold out. That show was followed by another sold-out performance by Drew Gehling, a Guilford County native who starred on Broadway in “Waitress.”
The collaborative series consists of three engagements with Broadway artists each year. Each artist gives a master class for the Musical Theatre students at UNCG, as well as a concert at Well•Spring. A fourth concert each year flips the concept and is called “Greensboro to Broadway,” featuring students in UNCG’s program. That concert is scheduled for April 12, and 100 percent of ticket proceeds from that event will go directly to Musical Theatre Scholarships at UNCG.
A generous gift to endow the program was made in 2021 by Well-Spring resident Sue Irvin and her late husband, John.
Broadway to Greensboro: Stephanie J. Block in Concert
PERFORMANCE: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, at The Virginia Somerville Sutton Theatre at Well-Spring, A Life Plan Community, 4100 Well Spring Drive in Greensboro
TICKETS AND PARKING: Tickets are available for purchase starting Oct. 7 at TicketMeTriad.com. Seating is assigned, proof of vaccination is required, and facemasks are required. Tickets are $16. Free, ample parking is available on site.
Tickets for performances by Solea Pfeiffer, Michael James Scott and UNCG Musical Theatre Program students will go on sale at TicketMeTriad.com closer to their show dates.
About Well•Spring, A Life Plan Community
Well•Spring, A Life Plan Community provides exceptional community living for older adults. As a Life Plan Community, our 425 residents arrive at Well•Spring for independent living and may transition later to assisted living, skilled nursing care or memory care. Along the way, we support our residents in continuing their physical, mental and spiritual care, as well as their well-being and happiness. For more information, visit www.well-spring.org.