George M. Cohan Tonight
…An Abridged Version
Showing August 17 – 29, 2021
A BumptyBump Production
Written by Chip Deffaa
Starring Jon Peterson
Adapted for the screen by Jon Peterson
Originally directed for the stage by Chip Deffaa
Take a trip through musical theatre history in this upbeat one-man journey through the life, music, and artistry of George M. Cohan. This Performance on Screen is a dazzling showcase that reveals the essence of the man, his music, and the era of show business he helped shape. Taking a look at the ride of Cohan’s life, we learn he definitely meant it when he said “Give My Regards To Broadway.” Featuring hit songs such as “Over There,” “Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” and “All Aboard For Broadway,” this high-energy show is insightful and entertaining—a delightful salute to the American musical comedy.
George M. Cohan Tonight! had its Off-Broadway premiere at Irish Repertory Theatre in 2006. The production earned a Drama League Nomination for Jon Peterson and a Drama Desk Nomination for “Solo Performance.” This is an abridged version of that production, filmed specifically for digital distribution in December 2020.
Reservations are free but required to access this digital event. A donation of $25 is suggested for those who can afford to give.