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Special Event: With Love, Marilyn

Written By: Stephanie Rosenberg & Erin Sullivan Conceived By: Robin Milling & Erin Sullivan

Presented by With Love, Marilyn, Limited Liability Company and presented in association with Arizona Theatre Company*

Note: This production is a special event and not part of Arizona Theatre Company’s 2018/2019 Subscription Season.

With Love, Marilyn stars Erin Sullivan as Marilyn Monroe in a special one-woman tribute performance to one of the most iconic romantic ingenues.  

With 28 years of theater experience under her belt, Ms. Sullivan has performed across the country and worldwide playing some of Broadway’s best blondes. Her journey with Marilyn began originating the icon in a new play Marilee and Baby Lamb: The Assassination of an American Goddess written by Tony-award winning, Oscar-nominated playwright Mark Medoff. Continuing her passion for this woman’s life and legacy is what has built the foundation for this piece. 

Monroe seriously entertained the desire to perform live on stage again. After all, performing for the troops in Korea was one of the happiest times in her life, according to Monroe historian, Samantha McLaughlin (All About Marilyn Organization). In this intimate behind-the-scenes evening, we are transported back in time to that ‘what if’ dress rehearsal, as Marilyn prepares to entertain you. Audiences will fall in love all over again with Marilyn, watching Sullivan’s tribute portrayal of the famed sex goddess you know and love, performing classic songs such as “I Wanna Be Loved By You,” “My Heart Belongs To Daddy,” and “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” accompanied by a three-piece band with newly orchestrated arrangements by one of Broadway’s finest musical directors Henry Aronson (Rock of Ages, Tommy).  

Marilyn Monroe once said, “As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. Actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Keep trying.” 

Lovers come and go in this playful and sensual musical journey weaving stories behind the men that Monroe loved – and Marilyn had her fair share of love and romance. 

With Love, Marilyn will capture your heart.

Songs:

I Wanna Be Loved By You

Bye, Bye Baby

My Heart Belongs to Daddy

You’d Be Surprised

When Love Goes Wrong, Nothing Goes Right

A Fine Romance

I’m Through With Love

Some Like it Hot

Happy Birthday (Mr. President)

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

After You Get What You Want You Don’t Want It

Finale: Do it Again/I Wanna Be Loved By You/Bye, Bye Baby

Producing Team Credits:

Michael Rubenstein – (Tony Award winning Producer Pippin; Producer –On The Town, Bullets Over Broadway, Velocity of Autumn)

Stephanie Rosenberg – (Producer – Matilda, On The Town, Grammy Award winning album – Color Purple)

Dennis D’Amico – (Producer Marilee and Baby Lamb – Mark Medoff’s Broadway bound production; Producer – World Premiere of Sir PaulMcCartney’s Classical Music Nova)

Robin Milling – Producer – Less than 50%, Producer / Host Milling About, New York Entertainment Correspondent – WENN/Your Daily Dish)

Erin Sullivan – (Associate Producer – Merrily We Roll Along, L.A. Revival); Author Theatrical Baggage, www.erinsullivansite.com)

ARTISTS

Stephanie Rosenberg: Director
Samantha McLaughlin: Historical Consultant
Erin Sullivan: Choreography
Henry Aronson: Arrangements/Orchestrations
Joe Snyder: Additional Arrangements/Orchestrations
Rico Corrubia & Dennis D’Amico: Sound Design
Joe Beumer: Lighting Designer
Tera Willis: Wig Design
Ryan Moller: Costume Design
Jennifer Bishop: Make-Up Design

CAST

Erin Sullivan: Marylin Monroe
Garrett Taylor: Musical Director/Pianist
Mike Levy: Bass
Rylande Dodge: Drums