The creators and stars of the one-night-only performance of the Unofficial Bridgerton Musical concert at The Kennedy Center have taken to social media to share behind-the-scenes looks at the event.
Written by the Grammy Award-winning duo Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, the July 26 concert starred Broadway veterans Kelli O'Hara, Ephraim Sykes, Denée Benton, and more, as well as the The National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke. Special guests included Solea Pfeiffer, Micaela Diamond, Jason Gotay, and Darlesia Cearcy.
Emily Bear posted this moment of celebration with co-creator Abigail Barlow:
She also shared a look into rehearsals for the one-night-only event:
Rehearsal of the overture @kencen with the @NatSymphonyDC !!!! Pinch me pls 😮 #unofficialbridgertonmusical #femalecomposer 💜💜💜 pic.twitter.com/9Uy64jCCHG— Emily Bear (MLE) (@mlebear) July 28, 2022
Abigail Barlow shared a dive into her night at the Kennedy Center from backstage and performing to celebrations:
The co-creator also shared a look inside the rehearsals:
Barlow and Bear shared some more rehearsal snaps via their joint Instagram:
Check out the view from backstage in this gallery post from Micaela Diamond:
Jason Gotay shared some backstage and onstage snaps:
Everyone came together for photos in Kelli O'Hara's post:
Barlow and Bear originally created the musical concept for social media and garnered more than 36 million likes on TikTok. Ultimately, The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical was released as an album—which won the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album—with 15 songs based on the Netflix hit.
The concert features direction by Sammi Cannold and producing by AMP Worldwide in partnership with Discovering Broadway. Elizabeth Armstrong serves as executive producer. Casting is by Ally Kiley.