Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford’s 1978 Off-Broadway and West End musical I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road is back in London, with plenty to say that is still relevant today in Matthew Gould’s production.
This show premiered in the off-Broadway Public Theater, on 14 June 1978 and closed on 15 March 1981 after 1,165 performances. Directed by Word Baker, the musical written by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford originally starred Gretchen Cryer as Heather; Nancy Ford also appeared later in the run as Heather (as did Betty Buckley). As it closed on Broadway it then opened here for a short run in the West End.
This first UK revival of the ground-breaking, long running, off-Broadway and West End musical – I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it On the Road – marks the show’s triumphant return to London 35 years after it was first seen at the Apollo Theatre. It runs at Jermyn Street Theatre 6 to 23 July 2016, with a press night on 9 July.