20th Century Blues Meets the Press

Cast and Creatives – 20th Century Blues


by Maya Werner


The Cast of Susan Miller’s  20th Century Blues met the press for photos and interviews and to present more about the upcoming production. 20th Century Blues is written by two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST), directed by two-time OBIE Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Emily Mann (HAVING OUR SAY, ANNA IN THE TROPICS) and stars Beth Dixon (“The Good Wife,” Infinitely Polar Bear, MAJOR BARBARA), three time Helen Hayes Award-winner Franchelle Stewart Dorn (Red Bull Theater’s ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE), Emmy Award-nominee Polly Draper (“thirtysomething,” Obvious Child, CLOSER), two Time OBIE Award-winner Kathryn Grody (TOP GIRLS, THE MODEL APARTMENT), OBIE Award-winner Ellen Parker (THE HEIDI CHRONICLES), and Charles Socarides (SONS OF THE PROPHET, “When We Rise”).

Emily Mann, Susan Miller

Charles Socarides

Franchelle Stewart Dorn

Kathryn Grody

A reunion. An argument. A Ted Talk. Emotional mutiny. And a bond that connects four women who meet once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children, and major world events. But, when these private photographs have the potential to go public, their relationships are tested, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they’ve become, and how they’ll deal with whatever lies ahead. Sharply funny and evocative, 20TH CENTURY BLUES  questions our place in the world and with one another.
The 10-week limited engagement will begin Sunday, November 12 with performances through Sunday, January 28, and an official opening night set for Sunday, November 26. 20TH CENTURY BLUES will play at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).
Photos/Video Interviews: Maya Werner