The Drowsy Chaperone

Tony Award-winning author Bob Martin discussed his Broadway debut as the co-author and original "Man in Chair" for The Drowsy Chaperone, as well as other projects and experiences.

The Drowsy Chaperone begins when a die-hard musical theatre fan plays his favorite caste album on his turntable, and the music literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love. What follows is a mixture of nearly every zany plot ever imagined, including mistaken identity and gangsters on the lam. Crazy characters appear throughout including an all-knowing English butler, a Latino ladies man, and a ditzy heroine. Winner of 5 Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and Drama Desk Awards for best musical, The Drowsy Chaperone is the brain child of Bob Martin from Second City fame.

The Drowsy Chaperone played at PlayhouseSquare in October, 2007 as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series.

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