Finding Madame Curie*

Book, music, lyrics by David Kurkowski
Direction & Choreography by Staś Kmieć
Music Direction by Larry Daggett
Set Design by Tyler R. Herald
Costume Design by Debbi Hobson
Lighting Design by Michael Cole
Projection Design by Paul Deziel
Wardrobe Supervision by Alex Wolf
Casting Direction by Jamibeth Margolis
Stage Management by Matthew Palmer
Asst. Stage Mngmt by Alexa-Sacks Wilner

*Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production.

Watch a ‘sneak peek’ slideshow of show photos by Emily Hewitt Photography.

Synopsis

Nothing can stop Marie Curie in her quest for scientific discovery—not gender bias, ethnic discrimination, or personal tragedy.  After winning two Nobel Prizes, she creates mobile X-ray units that save countless lives of French soldiers, and at the warfront, she makes an unexpected discovery of her own.

Writer:

David Kurkowski

Bios:

David Kurkowski is the writer/composer of Finding Madame Curie.  He has also written the scores for Sewing the Dream (book and lyrics by Judith Estrine), Oh Dear, Camille (book and lyrics by Rhonda Lageyre), and Collodi:  The Man Behind Pinocchio (book and lyrics by Nino Praticco).  He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Myra (married 48 years); they have 3 adult children and four grandchildren.

Staś Kmieć (Direction & Choreography) has directed/choreographed multiple productions of Fiddler on the Roof throughout the world, including the new production in Yiddish that was a surprise hit on the New York theater scene (2019 Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Citation for “Best Musical Revival”).

Other works include: the LA premiere of My Antonia (music by Stephen Schwartz), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Ireland premiere), Me and My Girl tour, The Elephant Man, Don Giovanni, L’elisir d’amore, Die Fledermaus, Nutcracker, Films – The Comedian, Trust the Man. Artistic Director: Ballet Western-Reserve, Lubliniacy Polish Folk Ensemble, Sarabande Repertory Ensemble.

Awards include: New York Musical Festival’s “Excellence in Choreography” –The Mapmaker’s Opera (now titled The Stranger from Seville), Poland’s highest cultural honor – the Oskar Kolberg Award.

He is a member of: Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA, American Guild of Musical Artists.

Performance dates:

  • April 20 2pm
  • April 23 3pm
  • April 28 2pm
  • April 29 2pm

Ticket price: $49

FINDING MADAME CURIE To Open CreateTheater’s NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

In Kurkowski’s new musical, nothing can stop Marie Curie in her quest for scientific discovery-not gender bias, ethnic discrimination, nor personal tragedy. Read on Broadway World here…

Finding Madame Curie – Rehearsal Day #2.
Larry Daggett (Music Director) writes: “Today I had the great pleasure of spending the entire rehearsal working on music with these lovely folks. Thanks to Staś Kmieć for the great photos. The cast is magnificent, the story is timely, and David Kurkowski’s score is fantastic. We open off-Broadway on April 14.”

Cast

*Kerry Conte (Marie)
*Kristin DeGroot (Irene)
*David Edwards (The Dean)
*Michael J. Farina (Andre)
*David B. Friedman (Male ensemble)
Alex Goshert Goshert (Loie)
Sophie Jones (Female ensemble)
James Schutlz (Rambeau)
Tyler Shore (Paul)
Kyle Yampiro (Pierre)