Big, No, HUGE News for Signature Theatre, Wolf Trap, and Broadway Fans!

By Sara Dudley Brown, Theatre Editor

Brian Stokes Mitchell. Photo courtesy of artist.

Signature Theatre and Wolf Trap are teaming up to present an incredible array of talent in a live concert on the Filene Center Stage, Friday, September 3, 2021, at 8 pm. Included are not only two of Broadway’s brightest stars, but also many of the Metro area’s best and brightest singers. Are you ready for the reveal? Here it is….

Renée Elise Goldsberry. Photo by Justin Bettman.

Broadway’s Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton, The Color Purple) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Man of La Mancha) will headline this auspicious, live concert called Broadway in the Park. It will feature a program of Broadway’s greatest hits including Don’t Rain on My Parade, I Am What I Am, The Schuyler Sisters, You’ll Never Walk Alone, and much, much more!

Christian Douglas. Photo courtesy of artist.
Tracy Lynn Olivera. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

Also sharing the big Filene Center stage will be a cast of Signature’s favorites: Christian Douglas (Signature’s Midnight at the Never Get, Arena Stage’s Newsies), Rayshun LaMarr (Signature’s Gun & Powder, NBC’s The Voice), Katie Mariko Murray (Signature’s Simply Sondheim, ARS Nova’s KPOP the Musical), Tracy Lynn Olivera (Signature’s A Little Night Music, Broadway’s Ragtime), Nova Y. Payton (Signature’s After Midnight, 3 Mo’ Divas National Tour), Awa Sal Secka (Signature’s Simply Sondheim, Ford’s Theatre’s Into the Woods), and Bobby Smith (Signature’s Grand Hotel, Broadway’s Crazy for You).

Nova Y. Payton. Photo by Norman E. Jones.

Directing the show will be Signature Theatre’s Artistic Director, Matthew Gardiner, with Jon Kalbfleisch as music director and conductor, and Adam Honoré as lighting designer.

Bobby Smith. Photo by Clinton Brandhagen Photography.

Concert Details:

Venue: Wolf Trap – Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, VA.

Tickets: Tickets will be on sale to the public on Friday, July 23 at 10 am and may be purchased at

Safety Guidelines: Wolf Trap will follow local, state, and federal government and health guidelines in order to welcome the public back to the Park for live performances as safely as possible. Health and safety guidelines are subject to updates and change. Please check Wolf Trap’s 2021 Health and Safety Policies and Guidelines for the most current and up-to-date information.

Sara Dudley Brown

Sara Dudley Brown is the Theatre Editor of The Zebra Press. She graduated with a music degree in voice from Rollins College Conservatory of Music in Winter Park Florida. After several years of professional singing and acting (Disney World and The Kenley Theatres as well as voice-over and film here in the DMV area), trying and failing miserably at being Barbra Streisand (the post was already filled), Sara decided to take her lifelong love of music and the theatre to create a profession which would use everything she had learned theatrically and musically over the years—corporate event production and management. She began with department store events, working for the May Company putting on events in 18 stores, and went on to found her own corporate event management company. She recently retired after 30 years of mounting mega events internationally and domestically for some of the world’s top aviation manufacturers. Now Sara is once again using her years of theatrical work as well as her musical training to review Metro Area professional theatre productions for The Zebra Press. She thinks this is a much more sane way to live and never tires of the excitement of a theatre opening!

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