In 1937, legendary singer Marian Anderson gave a concert in Princeton, NJ and was refused a room at the Nassau Inn because she was black. Albert Einstein invited her to stay at his home beginning an intimate friendship between the two that would last a lifetime.
Two years later, Anderson was denied the right to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington DC, which led to her historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the beginning of the civil rights movement.
Inspired by actual events, My Lord, What a Night is a full-length play that explores the struggles faced by two icons of the 20th century who dealt with the injustices of Jim Crow and the rise of anti-Semitism during a highly divided era in American history.
“My Lord, What a Night becomes truly thrilling at Ford’s Theatre.” – DC Metro Arts
“Hits a timely nerve. Those with the chance to view the play should do so…and will hopefully leave the theatre better for it.” – The Hill
“My Lord, What a Night captures lightning in a bottle.” – The Observer, Sarasota, FL
“A timely, fictional riff on a true story.” – Talking Broadway
“Run, don’t walk, to see this production.” – The Zebra, Alexandria VA
Editor’s Pick. – The Free Lance Star
“An incisive and inspiring play”. – DC Metro Theatre Arts
“Engaging; entertaining; thought-provoking.” – Sarasota Herald-Tribune
“A riveting story with a timely message.” – Brandenton Times, FL
“The power in this play lies in the dialogue that pierces a patriotic heart because it’s still so apt.” – Orlando Sentinel
“A significant theatre event,” —DonMurano.com blog (W. Va.)
“A significant piece that touches on many issues including racism, anti-Semitism and the struggles to move beyond. Worth seeing.” —Maryland Theatre Guide
“A singer, a scientist, and a night to remember.” —NJ Arts
“Highly rated. Brevoort aims to dramatize the way in which racism and antisemitism in the 1930s…continue to stalk the world today. The correspondence to today’s issues is important [and] the drama works.” —Broadway World.