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February 23, 2004
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The Unsinkable Molly Brown Arrives at Kean University

UNION, N.J. – So long, Dolly! Move over, Mame! Make way for the biggest of Broadway's "big ladies," in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, which will be presented by Windwood Theatricals at Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J. on Sunday, March 21, at 3 p.m.

This spirited tale of a legendary, real-life American original follows the exploits of Molly Brown, whose feisty determination to rise above her impoverished beginnings leads her from the backwoods of Hannibal, Mo., to the palaces of Europe. Along the way, she marries a lucky prospector, enters the highest echelons of Monte Carlo society, survives the sinking of the Titanic and, most importantly, earns the approval she so desperately seeks of those "Beautiful People of Denver."

The Unsinkable Molly Brown has charmed Broadway and film audiences with its irresistible, outrageous title role and its rousing score, written by Meredith Willson, who was also responsible for the immortal The Music Man. With songs such as I Ain't Down Yet, Belly Up To The Bar Boys, Colorado, My Home and I'll Never Say No, The Unsinkable Molly Brown is funny, light, uplifting and uniquely American.

Windwood Theatricals, established in 2000 by veteran agent Paul Bartz, represents an eclectic blend of mainstream theatrical properties that have been produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters around the United States. Tickets are $25 for the public; $19 for seniors and alumni; and $15 for students and children. Black-and-white and color photographs are available upon request. For further information, to order tickets, or request a brochure, call the Wilkins Theatre Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469).