Emerson Stage

Starting Here, Starting Now

Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Directed by Scott LaFeber

The excitement of young love and the confusion of growing up (or is it the other way around?) are explored in this intimate revue from one of the most respected teams in the contemporary musical theatre, Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire. 

Using songs from their various early musicals (produced or otherwise), this bold, extroverted journey takes a winsome cast of three through the maze of modern relationships with its heart firmly on its sleeve. As with all of Maltby and Shire’s work, each song is an impeccably crafted story: original, engaging, bursting with character, and showcasing the versatility and charisma of its performer. 

From tender ballads to hysterical husband-hunting laments, from wry comments on trendy marriages to ecstatic shouting-from-the-rooftop celebration, STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW has an appealing freshness that has made it a perennial favorite throughout the world.


Greene Theater (Directions)
November 21–24, 2013

Thursday, November 21: 8:00 pm
Friday, November 22: 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 23: 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 24: 2:00 pm

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Tickets: $12 General Audience, $8 Emerson community

Creative Team

Director Scott LaFeber
Scenic Designer Julia Kreitman
Costume Designer Elvira Valencia
Lighting Designer Marta Williams
Sound Designer Corey Charness
Dramaturg Emily Goodridge
Stage Manager Fatimah Mateen


Woman 1 Breena Beck / Audrey Owens
Woman 2 Emilie Mirvis / Kyleigh Taylor
Woman 3 Kristen DiMercurio / Chaira Trentalange
Man Chris Renalds / Andrew Spatafora

Starting Here, Starting Now is double-cast, with the following performance schedule for each company:

Cast A:

Breena Beck
Emilie Mirvis
Kristen DiMercurio
Andrew Spatafora
Performing: Thu 11/21, 8pm; Fri 11/22, 9pm; Sat 11/23, 2pm

Cast B:
Audrey Owens
Kyleigh Taylor
Chiara Trentalange
Chris Renalds
Performing: Fri 11/22, 5pm; Sat 11/23, 8pm; Sun 11/24, 2pm