"Bernhardt On Broadway" is a one woman musical about the most famous
actress the world has ever known. Set in the 1890s when the Divine Sarah
Bernhardt was at the height of her career, the show is reminiscent of
the Golden Age of Musicals when you could count on leaving the theatre
with a tune dancing in your head and a lyric tugging at your heart. This
is a 'no holds barred' expose about the world's first superstar who
formed her own theatre company and traveled the globe performing to sold
out crowds from Australia to Brazil, Russia to Canada.
New York's Time Square Chronicles hailed "Bernhardt On Broadway" star
Carol Dunitz as a consumate performer. As Bernhardt she addresses the
audience in a relaxed and forthright way, talking about her present and
reminiscing about her past, personally and professionally. Twelve
showstopping songs enhance the action and seamlessly contribute to the
story that unfolds. This is the disclosure of a woman who captivated
several generations of theatergoers, performing over 150 roles during
the course of her career. Bernhardt initiated celebrity endorsements,
starred in the first feature length silent film, and hobnobbed with
royalty on a regular basis.
Carol Dunitz, who wrote the music, script and lyrics for "Bernhardt On
Broadway," read close to 100 books in French and English as well as
countless articles and reviews before starting work on this show. Her
extensive research ensures the audience is not only entertained but
gains a thorough understanding of this eccentric star and what motivated
her to persist, 'quand meme,' against all odds.