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The Playhouse Mainstage
April 18-19, 2014

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An Evening With Patricia Ward Kelly

Gene Kelly was a joyous performer. A legendary dancer, director and choreographer, he brought astonishing grace, athleticism and masculinity to the big screen. He continues to delight and captivate us, yet we know little about him. During a unique evening, Patricia Ward Kelly—his widow, biographer and the person who knew him best—presents an intimate portrait of this dynamic and innovative artist who created some of the most memorable and iconic scenes in film history.

Patricia Kelly’s compelling presentation combines rare and familiar film clips, previously unreleased audio recordings, personal memorabilia, and insights culled from her hours of interviews and conversations with her husband. This special live program makes for a remarkable experience praised as “a real treat” by Variety and hailed as “deeply moving” and “mesmerizing.”

GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY, currently on tour in the U.S. and abroad, premiered at sold-out evenings at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and New York City’s Lincoln Center. More details about GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY can be found at and at “Gene Kelly The Legacy” on Facebook.

Tickets to GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY An Evening with Patricia Ward Kelly are priced from $15 - $70, plus premium

“Gene Kelly’s on-screen performances continue to brim with kapow and inform modern properties like "Dancing with the Stars." – NBC Los

“Truly personal — a rarity in tributes like these. I felt privileged to be there.” - Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes (no intermission).

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