New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 5 - Page 84

On Stage: Theatre The Ballad of Little Jo Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank On America’s frontier, one woman must forge her own path. This soaring musical about the American West is inspired by the real-life-story of Josephine Monaghan— a young woman from Boston who, in the late 19th century, made a new life in an Idaho mining town disguised as NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 a man called “Jo.” Writing in The New Yorker, John Lahr called The Ballad of Little Jo, “the real thing—the best piece of musical theater storytelling I’ve seen in a decade.” Two River Theater presents The Ballad of Little Jo from June 3 through June 25. INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 84