The Songs and Letters of Noël Coward
A PERFORMANCE ON SCREEN
Written and Devised by Barry Day
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Filmed at The Players
Starring Steve Ross and KT Sullivan
February 20*, 24, and March 4*, 2021
* Open Captioned Performance
“an intimate and authentic view of [Coward’s] charming and creative persona” – DC Metro Theatre Arts
Get to know the life and times of one of the 20th century’s most dynamic creative icons – Noël Coward – through this intimate performance in which Steve Ross and KT Sullivan transform into some of the many characters that made up Coward’s unique life…Gertrude Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Elaine Stritch, Lynn Fontanne, Virginia Woolf, Edna Ferber, the Queen Mother, and, of course, The Master himself, Noël Coward.
Through Coward’s songs, stories, and personal letters, cabaret legends Steve Ross and KT Sullivan will summon up timeless memories of an era that may be gone, but is never to be forgotten.
After the sold-out run of the Irish Rep World Premiere production of Love, Noël in the summer of 2019, the Performance on Screen of Love, Noël was filmed in-person, with COVID-19 precautions, at The Players on Gramercy Park; it premiered on August 11, 2020.
Reservations are free but required to access this digital event. A donation of $25 for the show, or $100 for the Festival, is suggested for those who can afford to give.*
* From February 22 through March 7, 2021, we will donate 20% of suggested donations received (up to $5,000) to the Cultural Solidarity Fund, a new fund that provides microgrants to individual artists and cultural workers.
“a delightfully intimate entertainment, a champagne cocktail with a bracing dash of bitters, and the small-screen presentation suits it perfectly…. a tonic for frayed spirits.” – Lighting and Sound America
“Pianist Steve Ross and singer KT Sullivan are the amiable hosts of this marvelous party…[a] scrumptious concoction” – Cultural Weekly
“K.T. Sullivan is a glamorous chanteuse…Steve Ross looks as if he stepped out of a 1930’s film” – Front Row Center
Press from our 2019 production of Love, Noël:
“Charming… terribly clever and amusing.” – The New Yorker
“Sullivan’s fairy-footed soprano gleams like metal” – Time Out New York
Special thanks to Steve Ross, KT Sullivan, Barry Day, and the Estate Of Noël Coward for their support of this special event. We’d also like to thank Michael Reubens, Jeffrey Hardy, Clifford Despenser, and at The Players: Michael Mcgurdy, Jonathan Masel, Dale Bookout, and Townes Coates.
Love, Noël is produced under the 2020 SAG -AFTRA New Media Agreement.
About The Players:
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