Book by Shelley McPherson, Music by Don Breithaupt, Lyrics By Jeff Breithaupt
A black-and-blue romance with a bruising climax and a colorful cast of pugs, thugs and dames, Seeing Stars picks up where Broadway’s mid-century book musicals left off with a larger-than-life tale set in the rich milieu of New York’s 1930s boxing scene.
It’s 1937 in New York City. While reigning light heavyweight champion Eddie “Bare Knuckles” McSorley prepares to retire from boxing, his old friend and rival in the ring, “Gentleman” Joe Sullivan, returns to Hell’s Kitchen and Delaney’s Gym, where he and Eddie trained together as boys. Joe has been gone for a decade, having abandoned boxing after blinding an opponent in his first professional fight.