“The stage don’t stop at the footlights”
“Jeffrey Neuman’s canny drama, ‘The Headliners,’ wows” — The Denver Post
“World premiere of ‘The Headliners’ a triumph at Cherry Creek” — OnStage Colorado
At the turn of the 20th century, two premier celebrities beard convention with a new act of defiance. As stars Eva Tanguay and Julian Eltinge straddle their on- and off-stage personas, their latest engagement satirizes gender, respectability, and marriage. Is it a publicity stunt or something more personal? Acclaimed local playwright Jeffrey Neuman infuses vaudeville song and show into a surprisingly timely story that explores the explosive crossroads of gender, fame, sexuality, and power.
Grown out of our new-play reading series, this world premiere play was a finalist for the prestigious O’Neill Award (2021) and the Woodward/Newman Award (2022). The Headliners was developed at the Denver Center’s inaugural Playwrights Group (2019–20).
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With Neuman’s excellent script in hand, director Nick Sugar goes to work with a dream duo of Jeremy Rill as Eltinge and Norrell Moore as Tanguay.Alex Miller, OnStage Colorado
Jeffrey is an award-winning playwright whose work has been performed at theaters and festivals across the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. His plays have been produced and/or developed…
Nick has served as a director, choreographer, instructor and performer in the Denver area for over 20 years. He is thrilled to join The Headliners team with Cherry Creek Theatre!…
At Cherry Creek Theatre: Out of the Dark, 10th Anniversary Concert, My Way. As a music director, David has conducted and led 50 productions at the Arvada Center winning nine…
Paul is overjoyed to be working on his first production with Cherry Creek Theatre and this amazing artistic team. Most recently, Paul was seen in Give 5 Productions’ Footloose at…
Norrell is elated to be a part of this project. She was last seen at the Miner’s Alley as Pippi in The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Favorite credits include…
Jeremy Rill is excited to return to Cherry Creek Theatre after last being seen in My Way. Other Cherry Creek Theatre credits include: Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music (Henry…