The delightfully humane and moving Broadway production was developed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Bennett co-creator of A Chorus Line. Based on the CBS television movie The Queen of the Stardust Ballroom which starred Maureen Stapleton as aging widow Bea Asher who, having lost her beloved Morrie, begins life anew at the Stardust Ballroom, an old school Brooklyn dance palace. There she meets middle-aged mailman Al and falls in love again. He's married. Bea's children and friends advise her against starting up a romance with a married man who refuses to leave his wife but Bea, having found a new life and love decides that "fifty percent" of someone you love is better than "all of anybody else".
"It brings class to Broadway." - New York Post
"Flows with grace and glows with affect." - Christian Science Monitor
"Ballroom is a major achievement in widening our understanding of the potential of musical theatre." - Women's Wear Daily