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Gretchen Cryer '57 to Lend Talents to Chicago Benefit

Gretchen Cryer '57 to Lend Talents to Chicago Benefit

April 22, 2010

Gretchen Cryer 2.jpgApril 22, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "Gretchen Cryer, Malachy McCourt, and Chicago cast members of Million Dollar Quartet are among the artists who will take part in a special concert to honor producer Michael Cullen, to be offered on May 3 at the Royal George Theatre" in Chicago, notes a report. The program "will raise funds to assist Cullen as he recuperates from a stroke."

The text notes that Cullen "has been pioneer in the development of Chicagoland theater as it is known today. Some of his other productions include the Midwest premiere of Cryer's I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the RoadTintypes, which played a record breaking run at the Apollo Theater Center and earned six Joseph Jefferson Awards, and Lily Tomlin: Appearing Nightly.

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Gretchen Cryer is a 1957 graduate of DePauw University. She and her DePauw classmate, Nancy Ford, composed the music and lyrics for shows including I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road, The American Girls Revue and Anne of Green Gables.

A new musical by Ford and Cryer, Einstein and the Roosevelts, received its world premiere at DePauw in October 2008. Details can be found in this previous story.

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