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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ACADEMY OF MUSIC THEATRE ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY PRODUCTION OF “THURGOOD” TO BE PERFORMED AT THE HAMPSHIRE COUNCIL-GOV COURTHOUSE


WHAT: New Repertory Theatre’s production of "Thurgood"
WHERE: Hampshire Council-Gov Courthouse in Northampton at 99 Main St., Northampton, MA 
WHEN: Friday, February 16 at 7:00pm

 The Academy of Music Theatre will present the New Repertory Theatre’s production of Thurgood on Friday, February 16 at 7:00pm. The performance will be held at the Hampshire Council-Gov Courthouse in Northampton. Audience members will sit in the courthouse viewing seats as actor Johnny Lee Davenport portrays the role of Thurgood Marshall in one of the “greatest performances of the year” (Boston Post-Gazette).

Written by the 17-time Emmy-winning playwright George Stevens, Jr., directed by Benny Sato Ambush and featuring actor Johnny Lee Davenport, Thurgood spans Justice Thurgood Marshall’s impressive career as a lawyer, arguing such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education, and is a remarkable tribute to Marshall’s enduring legacy as the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court.

Johnny Lee Davenport (Thurgood Marshall) won the Elliot Norton Award for “Best Actor” in Broke-ology with Lyric Stage Company in 2011 and named “Best Actor” by Boston Magazine. Mr. Davenport has played more than 50 roles in 24 of Shakespeare’s plays including Richard III (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Pericles (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); and Richard II (Shakespeare & Company).

Thurgood will run for one night only on Friday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00pm. Adult Tickets are $20 (plus applicable fees). The event will be performed at the Hampshire Council-Gov Courthouse in Northampton at 99 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060.

“Davenport has the kind of ineffable stage presence that can’t be adequately described but needs to be experienced. – The Boston Globe

“A powerful reminder that one man can make a difference.” – Broadway World

“One of the great performances of the year.” – Boston Post-Gazette

Tickets can be purchased by calling or visiting the Academy of Music Box Office. We are open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM and can be reached at 413-584-9032 ext.105. Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting www.aomtheatre.com.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Academy of Music Box Office
Open Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM
413-584-9032 ext.105

PRESS INQUIRIES:
Emily Curro, Development and Marketing Manager
ecurro@aomtheatre.com
413-584-9032 ext.101

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