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The Sensational Josephine Baker

Closed September 9, 2012

A rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend.

Why See The Sensational Josephine Baker?

Emerging Artists Theatre presents the Off-Broadway premiere of The sensational Josephine Baker, a rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker.

Written and performed by Cheryl Howard(daughter of Elston Howard —first African American ball player for the Yankees) and directed by Ian Streicher, the unforgettable story of the one and only Josephine Baker springs to life in this tightly woven musical play featuring several of Baker's signature songs.

The story follows Josephine on her journey from conservative st. Louis, Missouri to the risquë cabarets of the Rue Pigalle, France, from little girl to showgirl. Howard gives voice to this uncensored and emotional tale through an array of fascinating female characters and a raw, fearless portrayal of Ms. Baker herself in a series of defining moments: from the hilarious antics which rescued her from the obscurity of the chorus, to the humiliation of being shunned by a narrow-minded American public, to her life-long search for unconditional love.., compelled throughout it all by an enduring passion to live life to the fullest.

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Previews from: 19 June 2012

Opening night: 26 June 2012


May be inappropriate from 8 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

75 minutes, with no intermission

Cast and Creative


Cheryl Howard


Author: Cheryl Howard
Music: Loren Van Brenk
Director: Ian Streicher


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