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Rebecca Larkin: Dyin' Ain't So Bad

Broadway at The Pierre

Rebecca Larkin is an actress and director, known for the short films "The Rub" (2017), "The Mariner's Revenge" (2014), and "Understanding Conflict" (2013), as well as her appearances on Broadway. Larkin made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Revival of "South Pacific", where she played the role of Liat.

"South Pacific" is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. The work premiered in 1949 on Broadway and was an immediate hit, running for 1,925 performances. The plot is based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning 1947 book "Tales of the South Pacific" and combines elements of several of those stories. Rodgers and Hammerstein believed they could write a musical based on Michener's work that would be financially successful and, at the same time, send a strong progressive message on racism.

Larkin has also performed in the Tony Award winning Broadway production of "Avenue Q", as well as the 1st National Tour of "Barbie Live! in Fairytopia".

On June 11, 2018, as part of the "Broadway at The Pierre" cabaret series in association with Broadway Sings for Pride, a concert was held at Two E Bar/Lounge — the sophisticated saloon located inside the New York City luxury hotel, The Pierre. The concert (titled "Encore") featured a performance by Larkin, backed by pianist and musical director Charles Santoro. The concert was scheduled on the day after the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, further celebrating the talent and legacy of the Great White Way.

Larkin performed the song "Dyin' Ain't So Bad" during the concert, where Shefik served as Videographer. "Dyin' Ain't So Bad" is a song from "Bonnie & Clyde".

"Bonnie & Clyde" is a musical with music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, and a book by Ivan Menchell. The world premiere took place in San Diego, California in November 2009. The musical centers on Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, the ill-fated lovers and outlaws whose story has been infamous since they achieved folk hero status during the Great Depression. Wildhorn described the music as a "non-traditional score, combining rockabilly, blues and gospel music". The San Diego run was followed by a Sarasota, Florida engagement in 2010.

The musical debuted on Broadway in December 2011. It was nominated for three Outer Critics Circle Awards and 5 Drama Desk Awards, both including Best New Musical, as well as two nominations for the 2012 Tony Awards. Subsequent productions have since been staged internationally following the submission of the work to Music Theater International, including productions in Japan, Korea, and United Kingdom.


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Last Updated: April 29, 2023

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Celebrating over 25 years in the entertainment industry, Shefik has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, and MTV World. He currently serves as a Technical Lead at NBCUniversal. His work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation", which is broadcast on over 20 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States, as well as the internationally distributed video series of the same name via Prime Video and other notable outlets.

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