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About this show

SpeakEasy Stage Company presents Johnny Guitar, based on a classic 1954 western that starred Joan Crawford. The musical uses a mix of 50's rock, doo-wop and steamy Southwestern ballads to tell the story of a feud that erupts between Vienna, a sultry saloonkeeper and Emma, a jealous tycoon, over control of a small western town. When Johnny Guitar, a handsome stranger with a secret past, rides into town, the stage is set for a showdown unlike anything the Old West - or Boston - has ever seen. The show features a book by Nicholas van Hoogstraten, music by Martin Silvestri & Joel Higgins, and lyrics by Higgins. Norton Award-winner Paul Daigneault directs the Boston premiere, assisted by music director José Delgado and choreographer David Connolly.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston