Bailiwick Repertory concludes it's Bailiwick@25 Celebration by presenting the American Premiere of the sensational, award-winning musical Jerry Springer - The Opera. The only work in British History to win Best Musical in all of their major awards - Olivier Awards, Critic's Choice, Evening Standard, and What's On Stage - along with many other awards, Jerry Springer - The Opera is a fascinating mix of the highest form of art and the lowest form of culture - opera and daytime television.
In turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Jerry Springer - The Opera presents a series of unusual characters who each are desperate for 'their Jerry Springer moment.' The show features music by Richard Thomas, and book and lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas. David Zak directs.
In Act 1, Jerry's guests include a man with a fiancé, a lover, and another lover with a secret. In Act 2, we find Jerry hosting in a very different place as he is forced to experience the worst day of his life, and his guests take the level of debate to operatic heights.