Project 9: A Tribute to Beloved Tony Award-winning Musical NINE

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Musical lovers! Broadway star Glory Crampton has a new project, entitled Project 9, that we KNOW you'll be interested in. A veteran of over forty productions, Crampton created the role of Christine in the highly acclaimed Phantom (A musical based on the Phantom of the Opera legend), written by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit, who created the Broadway musicals Titanic and Nine. Project 9 is an amazing COVID-era interpretation based on the film Fellini's 8 ½ and its stars.

Project NINE

Crampton notes, 

During the pandemic, as the Broadway community faced a lockdown, I wanted a way to celebrate this incredible cast of Broadway musical theatre actors, singers, dancers and musicians in a way that would not only uplift us, empower us, challenge us to remain unstoppable during the pandemic, connect to those who are struggling or questioning their "new normal,” and give people hope that we can and ARE getting through this together.

Through The Maury Yeston/Arthur Kopit Musical NINE, I found very subtle messages throughout the storyline of a film director, Guido Contini who is facing a crisis of identity, loss of purpose, creative blocks, and the incredible women who are part of his journey, ultimately assisting in his healing as he accepts his "new normal". 

 Like the character of Guido Contini, the Broadway community, & the world as a whole is finding its way to a “new normal”. It hasn't been easy, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. We’ll get there.. 

I hope that this 15 minute musical tribute to NINE brings you joy, a smile, a moment of understanding, inspiration, or just pure entertainment as you journey with us.

Project 9 details:

Thirty-six actors, dancers, and musicians were filmed separately during the pandemic in or within blocks of their quarantine homes to share a strong message of hope and unity. 

The video features some of the absolute best Broadway talent including Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde) and Fosse dancing star Dana Moore. 

Project 9 is a passion project and all of the NINE cast members made this entire 15-minute film using iPhones and always observed COVID-19 restrictions and edited together a wonderful interpretation of the musical in a Coronavirus world. 

You may be amazed by what Glory Crampton and this cast and orchestra were able to accomplish during quarantine. 

Watch LIVE, chat with the cast & attend the post show Q&A. 
APRIL 28, 2021 7PM
Performance will be available on YouTube afterward

Project 9




Lillie Forteau is the Music, Arts, and Culture Editor for Wandering Educators


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